Common Musk Turtle


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The Common Musk Turtle is also known as the Stinkpot Turtle because these animals can emit an offensive, foul odor from the glands that are located at the corners of their plastron.

COMMON NAMES: Common Musk Turtle, Eastern Musk Turtle, Stinkpot

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Sternotherus Odoratus

ADULT SIZE: 3 to 5 inches

LIFE EXPECTANCY: Up to and even over 50 years


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The Common Musk Turtle is also known as the Stinkpot Turtle because these animals can emit an offensive, foul odor from the glands that are located at the corners of their plastron. Along with this odor comes an orange-colored liquid.

The Common musk turtle For Sale is a small turtle native to North America. It is black, grey, or brown in color and has a long neck and rather short legs. The yellow lines on the neck are a good field marker, and often can be seen from above in swimming turtles.

The Common Musk Turtle, also known as the Eastern Musk Turtle or the Stinkpot, is a popular choice as a pet because of their size and relative ease of care. They are an aquatic turtle that comes from Eastern North America. If they feel threatened, they can release a foul, musky odor, which is how they got their alternative name of Stinkpot.  Click Here to Buy Best Turtle

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John , Mito, Cario  Common Musk Turtle also features a pair of yellow stripes that run parallel to one another on the animal’s head. These extend all the way from the neck to the nose, and they will begin fading in intensity as the turtle ages.

The spotted turtle inhabits a variety of wetland types, including swamps, bogs, marshes, small streams, wet meadows, and wet forests. This species requires clear, clean water, with a soft substrate and aquatic plants.


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Common Musk Turtle will feast on a varied diet. For example, these turtles will enjoy eating mollusks, snails, and crayfish, and will even attack small tadpoles. They also enjoy eating both aquatic insects and terrestrial insects that end up falling into their water, such as damselfly nymphs and dragonflies. Click Here to Buy Spotted Turtle

Common Musk Turtles For Sale make great pets, but because they can emit an offensive liquid and odor as a defense mechanism, and because they will sometimes try to bite you, you should be careful when you handle them. You don’t want to frighten these turtles, and you should make it a point to keep your fingers toward the animal’s rear in order to reduce the odds that you will get bitten.


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