musk turtle

  1. Russian Rehab

    Broken Yoke Sac hatchling Musk Turtle

    hello all I have a hatchling musk turtle who is approaching 24 hours old. The baby was born with a large yoke sac that despite my best efforts they ruptured within about 2 hours of hatching. Below I describe what I have been doing so far PLEASE comment and let me know if their is anything...
  2. Russian Rehab

    When is a hatchling ready to leave home? how big or old?

    How do I know my hatchling musk is strong enough to go to her forever home? I have a 1 week old Common Musk Turtle hatchling who is eating and swimming well. the yoke sack is completely gone and she is active spunky. I have a great forever home lined up for her that is only a short car ride...
  3. Russian Rehab

    Female Musk Digging Tunnels to lay eggs.

    Hello all., bellow i describe the nesting behavior i have seen from my female common musk this breeding season. I want to know if anyone else has noted similar behavior in their nesting turtles? I am particularly interested in why you think she might be doing this also. she is doing it...
  4. Russian Rehab

    Can lots of nutritious food increase clutch size?

    Hello, I have a FERTILE Musk Turtle who has laid 4 clutches so far (about half way through the season ) and 20 eggs in total. my research indicates both her frequency of laying and her clutch size are above average for musk. The breed is super small even as adults. She has also been...
  5. G

    Gimpy update

    hi there! Some of you may have seen my post about the three-legged baby musk turtle i found. I just wanted to post a quick update and let everyone know that he is doing great! He's grown quite alot (hes about two inches long now) and his wound is healing. He seems happy, his behavior seems...
  6. Levert11

    BABY MUSK WONT EAT!

    I recently found a baby musk turtle (about the size of a quarter) stuck in mud. I’ve kept him\her in a smaller aquarium until I can afford a larger one. I put an earth worm inside the aquarium and he seemed interested and even bit the worm but dropped it and swam away. It’s been two days since...
  7. K

    Turtles in pond Uk

    Hi just wondering if there is anyone who keeps turtles in a pond in the UK. I have 1 6 inch map turtle and two 3 inch musk turtles. I curently keep them indoors in a 240 litre aquarium and it is probably adequite for the musk turtles but not the map turtle. I was wondering if anyone has any...
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