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Mexican Giant Musk Turtles

$89.00 - $1,995.00
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Hatchlings $99, two or more $89 each.

Product Description

Mexican Giant Musks are one of the very best tank turtles. Excellent swimmers, they do well in shallow water, they get along very well with other mud and musk turtles. They are incredible predators, and will pretty much eat what ever they can catch. We raise ours on fish, meat and pellets. They will also take some plants.

Featured in an article in the March 2008 issue of Reptiles Magazine, S. Triporcatus is the largest of the Mexican Giant Musk Turtles. They range from the Yucatan Peninsula, into parts of Honduras Guatemala and Belize.

If you're looking to keep a very hungry, little eating machine, with a great big head, Mexican Giant Musk Turtles are what you're looking for.

Pictured in the top and middle photos are 3 week old juveniles.

Bottom photo shows a hatchling about to emerge from his egg - We have several different sizes/ages of these turtles available - we can determine the gender of the largest size (4 - 5 inch, 3 year olds)

Other Details

Common Name:
Mexican Giant Musk Turtle
Scientific Name:
Staurotypus triporcatus
Care Sheet:
View Mexican Giant Musk Turtle - Hatchlings Care Sheet
Starter to Intermediate
Turtle Category:
North American Water Turtles
Turtle Subcategory:
Mud and Musk Turtles
Restricted States:

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.


  • 5
    Mexican Giant Musk Turtle

    Posted by Unknown on Nov 24th 2023

    My turtle was alert and healthy. He ate pellets and large blood worms on day one. I am extremely happy with my new addition to the family.

  • 5
    Mexican Giant Musk Turtles

    Posted by Nathan theriault on Apr 12th 2023

    Amazing services as usual, beautiful little turtles and looking forward to more great deals from theturtlesource.

  • 5
    A cute little Mexican Musk

    Posted by Tim Li on Sep 16th 2022

    Fast shipment and arrived on time. The baby turtle is in very good condition. It got used to the tank in two days. And started eating and following my hand already. Highly recommended!!!

  • 1
    Not health

    Posted by Qin on May 1st 2022

    The turtle I received on Friday was not very healthy. It did not look like a perfect turtle. It had the following problems. 1. He has a wound on his left tortoise shell, which is serious and may need some medicine. 2. Its right tortoiseshell is damaged. He has broken skin on his head. I'm afraid to put it with my other turtles for fear of infection. 4. Its nails are incomplete. I would like to ask how you will deal with these problems?

  • 5
    Mexican Giant Musk Turtle

    Posted by Patrick on Feb 2nd 2022

    Received the turtle back in September and he arrived healthy and in good condition. Was pretty short for the first month but is now very active and personable, he even watches and follows me around from inside the tank. Could not be happier!