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Florida Chicken Turtle

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Product Description

One of the two North American snake necks, (Blanding's being the other), Chicken turtles use their long necks and specialized throats and mouths to suck in or snap up food. While adults will eat some plant matter, all sizes will take fish, pellets, insects, meat and crustaceans.

Chicken turtles bask often but are the first back in the water when approached. Juveniles are excellent tank turtles, and adults do well in outdoor ponds in summer months, or year round in warmer climates. Many adults adjust to captivity slowly, and acquiring established individuals is the key to success.

Pictured turtles are well started 2008 juveniles.which began hatching in March, and are available now.

Other Details

Common Name:
Florida Chicken Turtle
Scientific Name:
Deirochelys reticularia chrysea
Level:
Advanced
Turtle Category:
North American Water Turtles
Turtle Subcategory:
Other North American Turtles
Restricted States:
OR, WA, HI

Warranty Information

We offer a 7 day health guarantee on our captive bred animals only provided all conditions are met as listed in our Terms and Conditions page.

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