Two headed turtle for sale


  • snapping turtle
  • ‘Very rare’ two-headed sea turtle found in South Carolina
  • The Turtle Census at the Virginia Living Museum is a great hands on experience
  • Red-eared slider turtle
  • Welcome to Alligator Alley
  • Rare Baby Diamondback Terrapin Turtle Hatches with 2 Heads and 6 Legs
  • snapping turtle

    These are the Oblong turtle and Flat Shelled turtle. Turtles are reptiles that do have scales and are cold-blooded, most turtles spend much of their time in the water, tend to have webbed feet and are omnivores. Turtles have excellent eyesight and a keen sense of smell, they are fascinating to watch, making them popular pets for families and hobbyists alike. Did you know that turtles have been on the earth for more than million years?

    Housing If you have a small or young turtle it may need to be kept indoors. An aquarium approximately 1 metre long is suitable. Cover the floor with large gravel, sloped upwards at one end so that a dry basking area is available.

    Large flat rocks at this end can also help. It is important that your turtle be able to get out of the water when it wants. Add water to a depth that is greater than the turtle is wide — it must be able to roll over completely without getting caught on the bottom. For large adult turtles outdoor housing is preferable as it better suits their larger size and aquatic lifestyle. For good health, it is essential that both sunshine and shade are available to your turtle when in the water and on land.

    A pond with a walled enclosure is ideal just ensure there is plenty of shade during the summer seasons. Feeding Turtles can be voracious feeders on raw meat, insects, earthworms, crickets, small mice and fish. Small fish such as Gambusia are perfect, and freshwater crayfish can sometimes be introduced to large ponds as a food source. They normally take food only in the water however, in time, they will take food from tongs or tweezers. Feed adults about twice per week, juveniles need more frequent feeding and much smaller food items: live water fleas Daphnia , mosquito larvae and brine shrimp are ideal.

    Any uneaten dead food should be removed within an hour after offering. Food variety is very important for turtles, feeding your turtle solely on raw meat will cause a vitamin deficiency and possibly lead to death. Water Quality and Temperature Water quality must be strictly maintained.

    The pH needs to be kept between 7. If you have hard or acidic water, you may need to add 1 teaspoon of marine salt mix per 10 litres at each change. For aquariums, UV light needs to be provided using UV lights for reptiles. Lights should be turned on and off at times corresponding to the day length outside.

    Allowing access to direct, unfiltered sunshine for 30 minutes each day can also assist in the overall heath of your pet turtle. Handling When handling a turtle, grasp the animal around the middle of the carapace and hold the animal away from your body. This method has two advantages. First, you will avoid the hind legs that have small claws that can cause minor scratching. Second, it is often at this point that the turtle will squirt liquid urine and faeces from its cloaca. It is important to disinfect your hands after handling your pet and when performing maintenance within the enclosure, a clean environment is a healthy environment so remove all food and waste as soon as possible.

    Common Health Risks A clean artificial turtle environment with the appropriate conditions will usually result in your pets remaining healthy. That being said, nearly all disease problems of captive reptiles can be traced back to poor management. Nutritional deficiencies, skin conditions, parasitism, reproductive disorders, can be a result of management mistakes.

    Learning how to look after your reptiles before purchasing them is the best contribution you can make towards maintaining their health. Quarantine newly acquired animals for at least a month before introducing them to those already being kept. Things You Might Need.

    ‘Very rare’ two-headed sea turtle found in South Carolina

    Their oval shell is divided into two sections: the olive-brown upper or dorsal carapace and the yellow lower or ventral plastron. The upper shell has numerous black and yellow lines and the lower shell has a large dark brown blotch on each scute. Their dark green head, tail and legs have narrow black and yellow irregular lines. The stripes and marks aid in camouflaging the turtles.

    They have webbed feet with claws and are able to pull their feet, tail and head inside their shell. Size: Red-eared sliders are medium-sized turtles, growing to about 12 inches 30 cm. Males are smaller than females but their tails are longer. Behavior: They are cold-blooded and must leave the water to sunbathe in order to regulate their body temperature. Red-eared sliders are excellent swimmers. At night they sleep underwater, usually resting on the bottom or floating on the surface, using their inflated throat as a flotation aid.

    Diet: These turtles are omnivorous — eating a variety of aquatic plants, insects, snails, fish, carrion and other small aquatic prey. Senses: Sliders have poor hearing but are very sensitive to vibrations. Their eyesight and sense of smell are well-developed. Nerves throughout the carapace, make it sensitive to touch. Reproduction: Mating takes place under water. After mating, the female leaves the water and uses her hind legs to dig a nest hole in the soil or sand.

    She lays between white round eggs and then covers them up. Incubation lasts for about days. The hatchling uses its caruncle egg tooth to break open its shell. Soon after hatching the eye tooth disappears. Young turtles are born having to take care of themselves. They are native to eastern and central United States and northern Mexico.

    They have become established in other places because of pet releases and now they are an invasive species in many areas.

    The Turtle Census at the Virginia Living Museum is a great hands on experience

    They seemed to like it and chomped down, and I was happy they had something beside my fingers to nip. After the Census, Kourtney took us on a behind the scenes tour where we got to see their two headed turtle. It was brought to the museum from a woman who found it in Suffolk. Kourtney told us that two headed turtles and snakes are not that rare in the wild, but for them to survive in the wild is very rare.

    Red-eared slider turtle

    Right now Twix the two headed turtle is doing well. He is growing much slower than turtles his age and he is very clumsy hard to get two heads to want to go the same direction — which can be dangerous or even deadly in the wild, but right now he is doing well. Meet Twix! They hope to have him in the museum for all to see one day but right now Twix is getting used to people and slightly deeper water. So if you want to see him…guided tours are your only option. He does a little dance but only the VLM team can do this.

    The shell is also sunken in — which can happen in captivity. But the snapper is quite content with a shell scratch from a VLM Herpetology team member. All in all, this is the most amazing, hands on experience a turtle lover could wish for.

    You get to handle wild turtles, do a census and all the while learn from the Herpetology Curator and Herpetology team facts about each different turtle species. Food variety is very important for turtles, feeding your turtle solely on raw meat will cause a vitamin deficiency and possibly lead to death.

    Water Quality and Temperature Water quality must be strictly maintained. The pH needs to be kept between 7. If you have hard or acidic water, you may need to add 1 teaspoon of marine salt mix per 10 litres at each change. For aquariums, UV light needs to be provided using UV lights for reptiles. Lights should be turned on and off at times corresponding to the day length outside.

    Welcome to Alligator Alley

    Allowing access to direct, unfiltered sunshine for 30 minutes each day can also assist in the overall heath of your pet turtle. Handling When handling a turtle, grasp the animal around the middle of the carapace and hold the animal away from your body.

    This method has two advantages. First, you will avoid the hind legs that have small claws that can cause minor scratching.

    Rare Baby Diamondback Terrapin Turtle Hatches with 2 Heads and 6 Legs

    Second, it is often at this point that the turtle will squirt liquid urine and faeces from its cloaca. It is important to disinfect your hands after handling your pet and when performing maintenance within the enclosure, a clean environment is a healthy environment so remove all food and waste as soon as possible.

    Their oval shell is divided into two sections: the olive-brown upper or dorsal carapace and the yellow lower or ventral plastron. The upper shell has numerous black and yellow lines and the lower shell has a large dark brown blotch on each scute.

    Their dark green head, tail and legs have narrow black and yellow irregular lines. The stripes and marks aid in camouflaging the turtles.

    They have webbed feet with claws and are able to pull their feet, tail and head inside their shell. Size: Red-eared sliders are medium-sized turtles, growing to about 12 inches 30 cm. Males are smaller than females but their tails are longer.


    Two headed turtle for sale