Geoffroy's Side Necked Turtle Hatchlings (Phrynops geoffroanus)
*ONLY FOR SCIENTIFIC OR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY*
RESTRICTED STATES: OR, WA, HI
Size: Hatchlings are about 2-3 inches. They reach about 14 inches.
Enclosure: A 75-90 gallon tank is recommended for 1. ***Bigger is always better*** They are excellent swimmers and should be kept in a clean water tank, with as much depth as possible. A water filtration is absolutely necessary and rubber made tanks are affordable for large water volumes. They should have a basking area with uvb light over the basking area.
Diet: These turtles have an aquatic turtle diet and enjoy worms, insects, shrimp, and feeder fish.
Handling: They are very friendly and docile. They rather not be handled but more for observing purposes.