ORNATE BOX TURTLE FOR SALE
Among all the box turtle families, Ornate Box Turtle For Sale are among the most colorful. Although all baby box turtles have a similar appearance, as they become bigger, they start to resemble more like their older counterparts. You may occasionally need to purchase a box turtle for sale that is not local to your area because some states do not allow the ownership of native box turtle species. Doing your study and learning about care before buying any turtles or tortoises is essential for maintaining them successfully.
Care for box turtles in general includes building a habitat, making sure it has enough UVB lighting, humidity, temperature, food, and the right substrate. Here are a few things you can do to take care of your new box turtle the right way. When buying more than one box turtle, we recommend buying females because they can live together without fighting. It’s not a good idea to keep more than one male box turtle together, because when they grow up, they may fight.
Ornate box turtle habitats can be anything from an aquarium to a dry table or box kit. How you set it up depends on how old your box turtle is and what the temperature is like in the room or outside where you put it. Three toed box turtles, Ornate box turtles, Florida box turtles, and Eastern box turtles all have similar shells. Both Ornate and Florida box turtles like more sun. Other species, like the Eastern Box Turtle For Sale and Three toed box turtle for sale, like more shade and cover.
The Ornate box turtle eats both bugs and fruits and vegetables. Most box turtle babies eat red worms, wax worms, and small insects when they are young. As they get older, they will also slowly change to a diet that includes more fruits, vegetables, and greens. Box turtles eat pretty much the same things.
At Exotic Pet Reptiles, we feed our young adults and babies red worms, meal worms in small amounts, super worms, wax worms as a treat, and dubia roaches for insects. We give them apples, strawberries, blueberries, romaine, mazuri tortoise chow, squash, carrots, and zucchini as greens and vegetables. It’s also important to take a supplement like vionate and calcium with vitamin D3 two to three times a week. The same supplement powder mixture can also be used to dust insects.
Always have clean, fresh water available for your new baby box turtle and adult box turtle for sale. You should be able to use well water straight from the tap. If you are using city water, you should let it sit for about 48 hours so the chlorine can get out of the water. Additives can be put in water, but we don’t use them because we don’t think they should be in drinking water.
Box turtles should have humidity between 55 and 75%. Babies like air that has more moisture in it so they don’t dry out or lose water. Shells also need to be able to get to water and soak in shallow water every day. If you keep your baby box turtle too dry, the edges of its shell will start to curl up. This means the turtle is in a dry place, which is not good for it.
When raising a turtle, especially a box turtle, UVB lighting is always a good idea. Depending on the type of box turtle you buy, you may or may not need a lot of UVB light. Ornate box turtles for sale, also called desert box turtles, need more UVB than both the three-toed and Eastern species. We suggest a Reptisun 10.0 lamp and T5 high output tubes instead of spiral lamps. You shouldn’t use spiral or screw-in lamps because they don’t give off enough UVB and can be dangerous.
Your box turtles don’t have to hibernate unless you want them to. Most box turtle species do hibernation on their own, but not all. People think that hibernation is also important for breeding groups because it helps males have more offspring. Most animals go into hibernation at the end of November and come out of it in March or early April.
Sexing Your Ornate Box 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 Ornate Box Turtle
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.