Southern Painted Turtle for sale Availability
Painted turtles breed readily in captivity, and are frequently produced by hobbyists and turtle farms alike. As with most temperate species, their breeding season is restricted to spring and summer. Therefore, captive-bred babies are most commonly available from May through September. However, given the significant numbers of babies hatched yearly, they are typically available for most of the year with affordable prices. Painted turtles make up a large amount of the most popular water turtles for sale in the USA.
Southern painted turtle care
Southern painted turtles are fairly easy to care for, so long as you are able to provide the proper painted turtle habitat. Using the correct painted turtle aquarium set up makes care easy. Remember, painted turtles are beautiful animals that can be fun to watch for hours on end, and are also long-lived.
Painted turtle lifespan
In captivity, painted turtles can live anywhere from 20-50 years. Painted turtle hatchlings for sale are long-lived, easy to care for water turtles for sale. Like all real turtles for sale, painted turtles ship overnight via ups in a heated or cooled insulated shipping container.
Painted turtle size
Males are smaller than females but painted turtles, in general, reach mature sizes of 8-10″. Southern painted turtles are the smallest of the species usually only hitting 6-7″. Baby painted turtles for sale may be small and cute, but they are full grown in only 4-5 years of age. Size also can be determined by the size of the painted turtle habitat. Lastly, a larger water turtle habitat will allow them to grow larger and more rapidly. Before buying any turtles for sale, it is a good idea to prepare for their adult size.
Painted turtle habitat
Habitat set up can be as easy as a large aquarium being sure that there is plenty of swimming space. Also, always provide a nice dry dock. Using a 55-gallon aquarium will allow 2 painted turtles to have ample swimming space. Place your dry dock directly under the hot spot, so your turtle can thermoregulate properly.
Painted turtle Substrate
Aquarium substrates commonly used for painted turtle setups include gravel, stones, and even sand or mud. Using colorful gravel is nice, however, it is also dangerous. We recommend larger stone-based substrates. Larger stone-based substrates will be too large for the baby painted turtle to accidentally ingest. Baby turtles for sale are like baby humans, you have to keep an eye on them!
Painted turtle UVB Lighting
Providing proper UVB is very important when raising any type of turtles. UVB is important for both vitamin D3 production and absorption, but also important for calcium intake. Providing UVB by way of T5 HO tube style lighting is best. Try to stay away from coil type Turtle UVB lamps, as they are not reliable. When your turtle is at dry dock basking he or she should also be “soaking in the rays” necessary for a strong shell and bone structure.
Southern Painted Turtles for sale – Food & Diet
Painted turtles do well on commercial pellet diets when fed properly. Using something like reptomin for baby turtles to start is great. We here at CB use reptomin turtle pellets for all of our baby turtles for sale. Once they are a bit larger, we provide them with a turtle floating stick type pellet base as they’re main staple diet. Feeding your painted turtle in moderation is key. Overfeeding will lead to a lazy, obese turtle, but also diminish water quality quickly. When water quality dips below optimal levels for extended periods of time, your real live turtles for sale are at risk.
Southern painted turtles for sale – water
Using tap water to fill your aquarium is fine, but you need to consider the source. Treatment may be necessary based on if you have “city water” or “well water”. Often city water is coming from treatment plants that clean the water by adding some chemicals like chlorine at low levels. While these levels may not be harmful to humans, letting your city water city 2-3 days will allow the chlorine time to dissipate for softer water quality for your new baby turtle for sale. We offer water conditioner in our aquatic turtle supplies section.
Painted turtle for sale Temperature
Basking temperatures should hover in the 88 to 92-degree range and typically are at the hottest spot of the dry dock area. Using a dry dock under the “hot spot” works great and simulates the baby painted turtles basking on a log so to speak. Water temperatures should be in the 74-78 degree range. Remember, proper painted turtle water temperatures and basking spots are key to success with any painted turtle habitat.
Southern Painted Turtle
$94.95 – $139.00
Southern Painted turtles for sale are some of the most common aquatic turtles for sale in the USA. Painted turtles for sale and can live for up to 50 years in captivity. Southern painted turtles for sale are very active and love to swim. While they are mostly aquatic, these diurnal turtles also enjoy a dry, warm place where they can climb out and bask under a heat light.
A great habitat would be a large aquarium. A filter is recommended to help keep the water clean, and you will want to include an assortment of rocks, ramps, docks or other turtle accessories to provide ample space for climbing. A garden or outdoor pond is another common habitat solution for Southern painted turtle for sale. Turtles are social animals and can be kept together as long as you provide enough space in their habitat.
When choosing any painted turtle for sale or any western painted turtle for sale it is important that you purchase a healthy animal from an experienced turtle breeder. Captive bred baby painted turtles for sale should always be purchased over a wild caught painter turtle adults when possible. With a biologist ON SITE, our painter turtles for sale are top notch and ready to ship to you via FedEx Overnight in heated or cooled, insulated shipping boxes and come with our live arrival and full 7 day health guarantee.
One shipping charge covers up to 4 turtles or tortoises. Remember when searching for any tortoises for sale, including a new baby tortoise for sale, tortoise town is your source for the best tortoise for sale , baby tortoises for sale , baby turtles for sale, and adult turtles for sale of any turtle store anywhere. If you are interested in tortoise care, please visit our care section.
All photos are for reference and are not of the animal you will be receiving. We go by age, not size, as each animal grows at its own rate. Hatchlings are 1-4 months, well started are 4.5-7.5 months, and yearlings are 8+ months. Our biologist will send an animal from whatever end of that age range we have available at that time. We do our best to sex the reptiles we sell, however, we cannot guarantee sex for anything that is purchased other than adults. We are accurate on most juveniles and hatchlings, but we do make mistakes as some animals do not show their sex as early as others, depending on many factors. Any species of animal that is capable of being temperature sexed while incubating is sexed in that manner, as there is no way to visually sex them until later in life.
Captive bred turtles for sale online
CB Reptile guarantees you the healthiest and best selection of turtles for sale. Our water turtles for sale, including all of our aquatic turtles for sale and freshwater turtles for sale, are top notch. CB offers a wide variety of captive-bred real turtles for sale, including box turtles for sale and land turtles for sale. If you are looking for pond turtles for sale, consider our Slider turtles, Mud turtles, or musk turtles. Brackish or freshwater turtles include Terrapins, painted turtles for sale, cooters, mud, musk and slider turtles.
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