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Hatchling Juvenile Hypo Melanistic Common Snapping Turtles: Chelydra serpentina

Category: Snapping Turtles


Ok, after so many requests, we are giving in and making a few smaller Hypo Snappers available. In the past we have hesitated to do this because their colors normally do not brighten up until they grow past the hatchling stage... But, with so many of you asking, (all the time), we are offering these few early bloomers now - remember, we normally grow them larger before offering them - so we can better tell how their colors will turn out... As these 3 are showing colors so early, we can tell that they will be brightly colored Hypos as they get older... Not for beginning keepers, be sure to start these little guys in shallow, warm (74 - 80 degree) water, see them feed - and enjoy seeing them grow from this smallest size on up. Their description matches that of our larger Hypo Melanistic Common Snappers, which follows:

The orange and yellow snappers featured on our photo gallery are 2006 Hypo Melanistic Common Snapping Turtles. They are now laying eggs for us. Each month we offer a small number of these beautifully colored turtles on this site. The Hypos come in Black and White, Silver, Cream/White, Yellow, Orange and Red. At two inches their color begins to show, by three inches they are“glowing.”At four inches the Oranges show up. Due to numerous requests, we will try to list them at 3 - 4.5 inches. We offer them at $395 - $495, sometimes they can take a month to be ordered, sometimes they all sell out in less than 5 minutes .

We are only able to list a few at a time, and they don't last long - Keep an eye on our site for availability.

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Hypo Snapper #1, in the top photo, has a chestnut brown 1.75 inch shell with several golden highlights and some small orange highlights on his/her marginal (outer) scutes. Even at this very small size, this hypo is showing a lot of orange on all it's skin - legs, belly head, neck and tail.... It's claws are white. At 33 grams, it is showing quite a bit of color for such a young turtle and will likely turn out to be a particularly nice Hypo. It is perfect in every way: $495

Hypo Snapper #2, in the middle picture is a white/yellow color on the belly and legs with the early signs of orange through out. It's head is yellowy white with a few small black flecked markings on top and hints of orange on it's cheeks. This little snapper has a brown shell with several lighter colored high lights - it is just bearly 2 inches and weighs in at 35 grams. It's face and jaws have lots of white markings and it's claws are also white. At this small size, it's color is also ahead of schedule and it is showing signs that it will turn out to be a special turtle that any keeper would be proud of: $395

Hypo snapper #3, in the bottom photo, is a 1.75 inch pinkish/orange little snapper, with lots of white markings on it's jaws. It's brown shell has some nice orange markings on it's bottom, and it's claws are white and gray. At 30 grams, this little hypo is one of the youngest we've ever had to show so much orange color...This turtle is on track to be an especially pretty orange Hypo, and will likely intensify in color as he/she matures...: $395

Please note that California, Washington state and Oregon do not allow Snapping Turtles to be kept by individuals - so we cannot ship Snapping Turtles to those states without special permits.

* 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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1: The Juvenile Hypo Melanistic Snapper Pictured in the middle photo (#2) is now available: - their photos and descriptions are to the left:

Shipping Size: SMALL

5. Pricing: 1 or more: $395.00/ea.

Availability: Temporarily Out of Stock

2: The Pretty Juvenile Hypo Melanistic Snapper Pictured in the bottom photo (#3) is now available: - their photos and descriptions are to the left:

Shipping Size: SMALL

5. Pricing: 1 or more: $395.00/ea.

Availability: Temporarily Out of Stock

3: We have just a few large juvenile Hypo Melanistic Snappers Available: *** Sorry, this turtle has been sold***

Shipping Size: SMALL

5. Pricing: 1 or more: $495.00/ea.

Availability: Temporarily Out of Stock

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