Musk Turtle

Sternotherus odoratus

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North America
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Up to 20cm
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The Musk Turtle is an ideal beginner species as they stay small and are easy to look after. Also known as the Stinkpot Turtle as they can produce a smelly liquid when frightened.

60 x 45 x 30 terrarium (LxWxH) depending on size.
24-26°c with a submersible heater.
Minimum 5.0 UVB T8 lighting.
Feed pelleted food daily with fish and vegetables.
Turtles will drink from the swimming water.
Daily Care
Feed your turtle a mixed diet. Remove any uneaten food. Check filtration is working correctly and the water is clear.
Weekly Care
Perform a 20-40% water change, topping up with fresh water and use Reptofresh. Check all equipment is working correctly.
Long Term Care
Clean and change filter media in the filter at least once a month. Gravel clean and remove any algae from the terrarium. Change bulbs every 6-12 months.

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