Common Snapping Turtle -(Chelydra serpentina)
*ONLY FOR SCIENTIFIC OR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY*
RESTRICTED STATES: CA, WA, OR, NY, AZ, RI, HI
Size: This turtle can reach 14 inches, have a life span of 20 years and reach up to 60 pounds.
Enclosure: Can be kept in aquariums or tubs with shallow water, due to them not being strong swimmers. They should be given some structure to hide in, such as logs or branches. They rarely bask but, should be given something to be able to get out of the water.
Diet: Common snapping turtles are omnivores and scavengers, eating greens, mealworms, pinky, fish, and pellet.
Handling: Hatchling to juvenile snapping turtles are usually docile animals until they reach ages of 3-4 years of age, which is when adult aggressions starts to occur.