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Common Snapping Turtles: Chelydra serpentina serpentina

Category: Snapping Turtles

Experience Level: Starter [?]

Description

One of North America's most recognizable fully aquatic Turtles, the Common Snapping Turtle, inhabits nearly all bodies of slow moving, soft bottomed water, fresh and brackish, from Nova Scotia to Mexico, east of the Rocky Mountains. In Florida it gives way to the Florida Snapping Turtle.

Common Snapping Turtles are true omnivores, and will eat anything they can fit into their mouths. Juveniles freely forage for food, while adults prefer to be ambush predators, lying in wait for the next passing meal. These tendencies make all sizes excellent tank turtles. Not the best community turtles, juvenile Common Snapping Turtles think everyone's tail is a worm - and will promptly remove them - even other snappers'. We feed ours pellets, cut fish and beef. Water plants are also offered. One study has shown hatchlings to imprint well on early food items.

In the last century, people's taste for Common Snapping Turtles, severely damaged many wild populations. Now, many are farm raised, both in the US and abroad. Wild Snapping Turtles are almost always quite vicious. Captive raised snappers, if handled often, will tame down fairly well. They never loose their fiercely vicious feeding response, and keepers never seem to loose their fascination for them...

Please note that California, Oregon and Washington state do not allow Snapping Turtles to be kept by individuals - so we cannot send Snapping Turtles to those states without special permits. New York State allows Florida Snapping Turtles - but not Common Snapping Turtles.

* Remember, each turtle order comes with a free starter sample of the same Turtle diet your Turtle has been raised on - this will last one small turtle a few weeks - to order larger quantities, see the lower left side of this page. *

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CA, WA, OR, NY, AZ, GA

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1: We have a group of hatchling Common Snapping Turtles Available:

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Pricing: 1 or more: $29.95/ea.

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2: Nipped tailed hatchling Common Snappers. ( Missing the tips of their tail & otherwise perfect in every way )

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 • 2 or more: $16.95/ea.
 • 2 or more: $15.26/ea.

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3: Stubbed tailed Common Snappers. Missing most of their tails - and otherwise healthy in every way:

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4: Curly tailed Snappers: About 1 in every 250 comes out of the egg with a pig's curly tail - only a few available:***Sorry these turtles have been ordered***

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5: We have just a few yearling Common Snapper available:

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6: Micro Snappers: Each year, we hatch a handfull of half sized Common Snappers - these all grow up to be normal sized healthy turtles - they simply are born about half the size of a normal hatchling: ***Sorry these have all been ordered***

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Pricing: 1 or more: $39.95/ea.

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7: Curly tailed yearling Snappers: About 1 in every 250 comes out of the egg with a pig's curly tail - only 1 available***Sorry this has been ordered***

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Pricing: 1 or more: $49.95/ea.

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8: We have just one very nice, 3" Common Snapping turtle available.***Sorry, this turtle has been ordered***

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Pricing: 1 or more: $59.95/ea.

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9: We have very pretty, hand raised, 4-5" Common Snapping Turtles available: ***Sorry, These Turtles have been sold***

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Pricing: 1 or more: $69.95/ea.

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10: We have a few hand raised, 4-5" Common Snapping Turtles with nipped tails and a typical monster personality available: ***Sorry these have been ordered***

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11: We have a 5.5" Female Common Snapping Turtle with white belly and orange highlights available:***Sorry this has been ordered***

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Pricing: 1 or more: $99.95/ea.

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12: We have just one 10" female with minor shell imperfection.***Sorry this has been ordered***

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Pricing: 1 or more: $149.00/ea.

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13: We have just one 8" Male Common Snapper with yellow belly Available:***Sorry this has been ordered***

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Pricing: 1 or more: $119.00/ea.

Special: 1 or more: $107.10/ea.

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