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Stinkpot Musk Turtle

$49.95 - $129.00
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Product Description

Stinkpots or common musk turtles are mostly aquatic and do very well as resident“garbage disposals.”They readily eat pellets, even ones that have settled to the bottom, along with any protein matter they are offered.

They do well in community tanks so long as they are with slightly larger, more active turtles - as they sometimes nip the tails of their cage mates.

Once accustomed to people, they are fascinating to watch as they forage about the bottom of their tank. As adults they thrive in both larger tanks and outdoor ponds.

Other Details

Common Name:
Stinkpot Musk Turtles
Scientific Name:
Sternotherus odoratus
Restricted States:
Turtle Category:
North American Water Turtles
Turtle Subcategory:
Mud and Musk Turtles

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
    Beyond Expectations

    Posted by Blake Newton on Jun 19th 2024

    The stinkpot that I ordered from The Turtle Source has been the most personable and healthy-looking turtle I've ever seen! As soon as he came in, he was already eagerly exploring his tank and was taking food the same night without a care in the world. Over a year later and he's just as personable and always loves coming up to the glass to beg for food when he sees me. Probably the best pet turtle for most people so please don't hesitate if you want a small turtle with lots of personality!!

  • 3
    Stinkpot Musk

    Posted by Sierra Bohanan on Jun 1st 2024

    I received my turtle in the mail on May 30th and the baby turtle is missing his front left hand to nails, he still has the rest of his arm. I ordered a turtle without minor imperfections.

  • 5
    Hatchling Stinkpot

    Posted by Manali on Mar 3rd 2024

    Received my Stinkpot promptly. Packaged well, and lively. Was very pleased with Turtle Source. Will be a repeat customer! Thank You!

  • 5

    Posted by James on Feb 7th 2024

    Came very healthy, energetic and easily adapted to the new tank. Was a little big for a hatchling, almost the same size as my 1 year old stinkpot.

  • 5
    A+ service!

    Posted by Jenna Engberg on Jan 10th 2024

    The musk turtle I ordered was DOA. I was anxious about having to deal with customer service and anticipated them taking forever to get back to me. But I got a call back less than an hour! The lady was great and very sympathetic. She shipped another one out right away and he came on time and in great shape! He’s the cutest little dude ever!!!!! Im really really impressed with the customer service!

  • 5

    Posted by Frank Kerr on Nov 6th 2023

    Sign sealed and delivered. 2nd turtle 2nd success. No issues. Not a one. Ziltch. Zero, Nill, None. No Problems. Can say enough of a perfect experience. Thank You

  • 5
    Musk turtles

    Posted by Unknown on Oct 2nd 2023

    Amazing service. I got my 2 musk turtles about 3 months ago and they have been very lively and fun to have. They are in great health and couldnt have asked for anything better

  • 5
    Musk Turtle

    Posted by Unknown on Aug 7th 2023

    Fast shipping and arrived in perfect health and is doing great in my tank

  • 5
    Musk Turtles Purchase

    Posted by Lilith Crawford on Jul 26th 2023

    We had a great experience, the turtle source communicated with us because our area was going to be extremely hot and directed us to what ups store we could pick our little guys up from. Fast service and very easy. We are so happy and grateful to turtle source for helping us with our new family members