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Razorback Musk Turtle

$89.95 - $159.00
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Product Description

Razorbacks are much lighter in color than most muds and musks. From gray to almost silver, or light brown to orange with spotted or streaked darker markings, they are one of the prettiest. As their name suggests, they have a very prominent keeled shell, and a hinged bottom.

Razorbacks are omnivores, taking pellets, fish, crustaceans, insects, meat, worms and aquatic plants. Shallow bottom dwellers, Razorbacks bask more than do most muds and musks. They are easily kept with other muds and musks, and or in a community tank with other turtle species.

As adults they keep much of their juvenile color, and do well in lager set ups ,or as shallow outdoor pond“garbage disposals.

Other Details

Common Name:
Razorback Musk Turtles
Scientific Name:
Sternotherus carinatus
Turtle Category:
North American Water Turtles
Turtle Subcategory:
Mud and Musk Turtles
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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
    Razor Back

    Posted by Tom on Feb 25th 2023

    Absolutely perfect! Always a great experience with The Turtle Source!

  • 5
    best turtal evae1111112111111111111111111111111

    Posted by dylek sdiledt on Feb 19th 2023

    wen i open da box da turtal started doin da giddy n endd wrld hunga dis izz sooooooooo gud

  • 5
    Razorback Musk Turtle

    Posted by Kristopher Conn on Dec 31st 2022

    Arrived healthy, active, and with food!

  • 5
    Razorback Musk

    Posted by Deb Weber on Sep 4th 2022

    Shipping went perfect. Received the cute little hatchling along with another and he settled into his tank with no problems and even ate right away. So adorable Highly recommend to order from. This is my second time ordering through them, a couple years ago I ordered 2 common musks and still have them, and are much loved pets.

  • 5
    Razorback musk

    Posted by Douglas on Aug 24th 2022

    Such a cute little fella, he’s constantly cruising around his new enclosure until he tuckers himself out

  • 5

    Posted by California on Aug 24th 2022

    I ordered (4) 3 stripe mud turtles all within a month I so so pleased with both orders that a year later. I just ordered 2 razorback musk turtles (hatchlings) I have only had them 2 days but so far so good very lively but also shy.

  • 5
    Juvenile musk

    Posted by J glover on Aug 17th 2022

    One of the best buying experiences I’ve had. I live in a hot region in AZ. Company contacted me and gave me the UPS address where my turtle would be waiting and the time it could be picked up. Turtle arrived safe and healthy. Terrific communication and service. They obviously care about their animals and customers. Could not be more pleased.

  • 5
    Razor back musk

    Posted by Scott Moser on Jul 27th 2022

    Beautiful specimen, ready to go right out of the UPS truck. Settling in nicely.

  • 5
    Razorback beauty

    Posted by Shymika on Jun 30th 2022

    I don't know if my new turtle is a girl, but I'm calling her a girl. She is so cute, and is so full of energy. She gets along well with my common musk. She takes rides on his back and they have no issues being in a 40 gallon together. She is so tiny, but moves around the tank with ease. It was predicted to be 96° they day She was supposed to be shipped. The turtle source, send me an email and text to let me know they could not ship to my house, but would be able to ship to a UPS facility near me instead. Of course I chose that option, because I couldn't wait to get my newest little baby home with me. Everything went great, with no issues! Second purchase from The Turtle Source, and I couldn't be happier. Both turtles are alive, well, and thriving. Thank you so much Turtle Source!