Concentric Diamondback Terrapin for Sale
ABOVE REPTILES has some of the highest quality captive bred Diamondback terrapins for sale online. we offer a wide variety of aquatic turtles for sale including the northern diamondback terrapin for sale. We offer two diamondback terrapin morphs: northern diamondback terrapin for sale and concentric diamondback terrapin for sale.
Concentric Diamondback terrapin
CB Reptile has some of the highest quality captive bred Diamondback terrapins for sale online. We offers a wide variety of aquatic turtles for sale including the northern diamondback terrapin for sale. We offer two diamondback terrapin morphs: northern diamondback terrapin for sale and concentric diamondback terrapin for sale. When choosing any Diamondback terrapin turtle for sale or any turtle for sale it is important that you purchase a healthy animal from an experienced turtle breeder. Captive bred terrapin turtles for sale should always be purchased over a wild caught adults when possible.
Diamondback Terrapin Origin
Diamondback terrapins originate from eastern and southern United States and in Bermuda. They can be found living in brackish coastal tidal marshes in the wild.
Diamondback Terrapin Habitat
Diamondback terrapins require brackish water in captivity to match the water from where they come from. Turtles kept in unsalted freshwater will begin to show health problems from the lack of salt.
Any large waterproof container will make a fine tank for your terrapin, although fishtank is the most common place to keep terrapins. Wherever you chose to keep your terrapin, make sure the diamondback can not climb out. A single turtle requires a tank that is at least 75 gallons to allow your terrapin to swim and dive.
The water depth in the tank should be at least three times as deep as the length of the turtle’s current shell. Terrapins also need a wide, flat place to climb out of the water for comfortable group basking.
Diamondback Turtle Lighting
Terrapins need water that’s above 70 degrees F. During the daytime, white heat lights provide warmth to your terrapin’s tank. At night, a ceramic heat emitter with only blue or red light will be needed to provide extra warmth, as temperatures drop after sunset. The same water heaters that are used to heat fish tanks can also be used to keep the water warm. It is important to make sure the ambient temperature in the air of the enclosure is kept close to 80 degrees F.
Diamondback Terrapins Diet
Diamondback terrapins primarily eat meat, unlike a lot of aquatic turtles. They eat a variety of small aquatic animals in the wild. They snack on some plants also. While in captivity, they must be fed turtle pellets, dried snails, shrimp, smelt, or other seafood. They should be fed once every other day.
They must not be fed chicken or beef. They do not enjoy food that they would not find in their native habitat. They do not digest new foods easily. Terrapins are some of the messiest eaters of the turtle species. They can be found turning over their food bowls to eat wherever they choose.
A Diamondback Terrapin Lifespan
While they are not the longest living species of turtle, they can live to be 25 to 40 years old. But this is only if they are properly cared for.
The diamondback terrapin is most easily identified by the concentric ridges on the carapace (top of shell) and dark spots or streaks on the skin.
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