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)
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!!!
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?
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!