Florida Snapping Turtle For Sale
Chelydra serpentina osceola Florida Snapping Turtles can only be found in peninsular Florida, where they live the typical snapper life at the bottom of their pond or lake, buried in the mud, waiting for their next meal to pass by. The only real difference between the Florida Snapping Turtle and the Common Snapping Turtle is that the Florida Snapping Turtle has soft spikes on its neck and head.
The tubercles on a Common Snapper are round, but the tubercles on a Florida Snapping Turtle are sharp. When they are young, Florida Snappers tend to be a warmer light brown color, while Common Snappers are more gray to black. Other than that, Florida Snapping Turtles act the same way as Common Snappers, which are described below:
The Common Snapping Turtle is one of the most well-known fully aquatic turtles in North America. It lives in slow-moving, soft-bottomed fresh and salt water from Nova Scotia to Mexico, east of the Rocky Mountains. In Florida, the Florida Snapping Turtle takes its place.
Common Snapping Turtles are true omnivores, meaning they will eat anything they can fit in their mouths. Adults like to wait in ambush for passing prey, but young animals can go out and look for food on their own. Because of these traits, turtles of all sizes make great tank pets.
Juvenile Common Snapping Turtles think everyone’s tail is a worm and will remove it right away, even the tails of other snappers. They are not the best turtles for living in a community. We feed ours pellets, cut up fish, and beef. There are also water plants for sale. One study found that hatchlings remember well the first foods they eat.
People’s desire to eat Common Snapping Turtles has hurt many wild populations a lot over the past century. Now, many are raised on farms, both in the US and in other countries. Snapping turtles in the wild are almost always very dangerous. If you handle captive-raised snappers a lot, they will get used to you pretty well. They never stop being very aggressive when they eat, and their keepers never stop being interested in them.
Sexing Your Florida Snapping Turtle
You can ask for a male or female turtle, or any combination of the two, when you order one of our medium-sized or adult-sized reptiles, but we can’t promise the sex. But we can promise that someone with a lot of experience with reptiles will try to pick out the turtle(s) you want.
Shipping Your Florida Snapping Turtle
When you buy a Florida Snapping turtle from us, we promise that it will arrive alive and well, no matter what. Before you order, please read the details of our guarantee.
Because we sell reptiles, amphibians, tarantulas, and scorpions online in a responsible way, we reserve the right to delay your order if the weather is too bad. This happens very rarely. This is only done to keep the animal(s) safe, and if it does happen, you will be notified by email.