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Southern River Cooter

$34.95 - $119.00
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Great for ponds after 4 inches!

Product Description

In the Southern U.S, from Virginia to Mexico, there are many species and subspecies of Cooters. The ones we breed are the Southern River Cooter - formerly the Mobile Cooter. We chose this type of Cooter because they are extremely friendly and they make excellent community turtles. They grow slowly and often develop lots of pretty orange on their shells as they mature...

Southern River Cooters are mostly vegetarian, they like some current flow but don't necessisarily need it. They have no problem with deeper water, and they do very well inside with UVB lighting or outside in a garden pond in warmer temps. Our hatchlings are very well started, our yearlings & two year olds are ready for just about any water turtle set up. Whether for a tank or a pond, Southern River Cooters are very outgoing and almost always in plain sight & visible. They are a great turtle to keep by them selves or with other species.

Other Details

Common Name:
Southern River Cooters
Scientific Name:
Pseudemys concinna
Restricted States:
Turtle Category:
North American Water Turtles
Turtle Subcategory:

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
    Southern river cooter

    Posted by Jeff Forsen on Dec 14th 2023

    The customer service women were amazing and the turtle is exactly what we had hoped for

  • 5
    River cooter

    Posted by Unknown on Jul 18th 2022

    Arrived healthy and active. A little shy, but its only been 2 days. Thanks so much!

  • 5
    Very active

    Posted by Scott on Jun 18th 2022

    I was worried about the weather because it was too hot. They contacted me first and gave me some options for delivery. It was very thoughful. Turtles have been very active from the very beginning. Thank you.

  • 5
    Southern River Cooter

    Posted by Martin on Jun 5th 2022

    Arrived safe and sound. This vendor has excellent information about various turtles and their suitability for various conditions.

  • 5
    River Cooter

    Posted by Larry Ciemiega on Mar 18th 2022

    She's a pretty girl. Arrived timely and in great shape.

  • 5
    Absolutely adorable turtle

    Posted by kari chikka on Aug 6th 2021

    I received my turtle in less than 24 hours from purchase. He is absolutely adorable. Healthy happy turtle. Would recommend 100 times over. Thank you