Southern Painted turtle for sale
Painted turtles make up one of the most popular families of real live water turtles for sale in North America. The most popular species of painted turtles for sale are divided into 3 subspecies. South painted turtles are found on the South seaboard of the US. Southern painted turtles are found on the south Painted part of the US as far down as south America. Finally, the Western painted turtle, is found on the west coast of the United States. Painted are cute, easy to care for, very personable and even sometimes funny to watch. They eat turtle pellets first and foremost, require a dry dock, a UVB source, and water temps in the 72-77F range. There are basically 3 main subspecies available and we offer them all. The Western Painted turtle, Southern Painted turtle and Eastern painted turtle. Super popular among all live turtles for sale, and sometimes considered the most popular water turtle for sale.
Southern Painted turtle
South painted turtles for sale should always be purchased over a wild caught adults when possible. Our baby South painted turtle for sale are top notch and ready to ship to you via UPS Overnight in heated or cooled, insulated shipping boxes! All of our baby painted turtles for sale, juvenile and adult painted turtles come with our full live arrival and full 7-day health guarantee. One shipping charge covers up to 4 tortoises or aquatic turtles for sale.
Southern Painted turtle habitat
Like other species of painted turtle, the Southern is an avid swimmer. They prefer a good amount of water space as well as a dock. Water temperature should be kept in the area of 74 to 78° with a basking area or floating dock. Above the floating dock, we like to utilize a 10% UVB lamp in the form of a T5 high output, lamp fixture. Providing a separate basking area is not necessarily needed unless your temperature of your dry dock floating below the UVB lamp is lower than 88°. If so, we recommend using a ceramic heat fixture to provide a basking area that is both underneath the UVB light, and on top of the basking dock.
Painted turtle Lighting
Lighting for your painted turtle should be provided by a T5 high output light fixture. We recommend using a light fixture that is the span or length of your entire Aquarium. For example, if you have a 48 inch Aquarium, you should have a 48 inch T5 light fixture that houses a 46 inch 10% UVB lamp.
Different species of painted turtle
There are 3 main species of subspecies of the painted turtle for sale. Here at reptiles.com we offer the Eastern painted turtle, the western painted turtle and last but not least, the southern painted turtle for sale. We offer a full line of baby turtles for sale including box turtles and real live turtles. Our full inventory and selection of painted turtles for sale is the biggest selection in the USA.
Painted turtle temperature
Water temperature for your new habitat for your real live baby aquatic turtle should be maintained with a heating source at 74 to 78°. Keep in mind that this is simply the water temperature and this is not concerning the basking temperature.
For basking, we recommend using a floating turtle dock, and providing an 85 to 90° spot by either having the UVB lamp close enough to provide that heat on its own, or providing a ceramic heat element or heat lamp fixture that is fixed stated above the dry dock.
Painted Turtle diet
Concerning diet and nutrition, we recommend using a high-quality baby aquatic turtle food. Feeding should be wants to twice daily with 6 to 8 small pellets per baby turtle on average. You should not need to feed anything other than this however, you certainly can feed things like red wiggler, worms, and other insects that they can eat.
real live turtles for sale
When shopping for a new pet turtle for sale make sure you are considering the habitat, care and setup costs. Keep in mind your new baby turtle will grow to a larger adult. Southern painteds stay small, so expect 6-10″ adults requiring a turtle tank of 55-75 minimum gallons in size.