Diamondback Terrapin for sale

$299.00$599.00

Tortoise town offers some of the nicest captive bred terrapins for sale in the world.  Currently, we have some gorgeous captive bred Northern diamondback terrapin for sale.  Also, we offer well started baby diamondback terrapins for sale and yearlings.  We highly recommend the well started baby Northern Diamondback terrapins for sale over terrapin hatchlings for sale.  Well started babies, yearlings or juveniles are going to be much easier to acclimate and care for.

Northern Diamondback terrapins are turtles with diamond-shaped markings and grooves on the scutes (plates) of their carapaces (top shells), which range from medium gray or brown to nearly black.

Their skin color is a pale to dark gray or black, flecked with dark spots, blotches or stripes. The hingeless plastron (bottom shell) is yellow to green or black and may be marked with dark blotches. No two individual diamondback terrapins are exactly alike in coloration and pattern.

Their feet are strongly webbed; the hind feet are especially large and flat. These large webbed feet and muscular legs make terrapins strong swimmers, a necessary ability when living in an environment with daily tidal changes and strong currents.

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Description

Diamondback terrapins are aquatic turtles with concentric, diamond-shaped markings and grooves on the scutes (plates) of their carapaces (top shells), which range from medium gray or brown to nearly black. Their skin can be pale gray to black, marked with dark spots, blotches or stripes.

Diamondback Terrapin for sale Distinguishing characteristics include a dark carapace (upper shell) and pale plasteron (lower shell), diamond-shaped scutes (plates that form the carapace), and strongly webbed feet and unusually large back feet. Texas diamondback terrapins are solitary except when breeding.
Habitat and Diet: Diamondback terrapins live in the brackish water of salt marshes, estuaries, and tidal creeks. They feed on fish, marine snails, crabs, marine and tidal mollusks, carrion, clams, and worms.
In most of their range terrapins live in Spartina marshes that are flooded at high tide, but in Florida, they also live in mangrove swamps. Other habitats include estuaries, lagoons, and tidal creeks.
Male terrapins are smaller than the female, weighing an average of 0.5 pounds and measuring 4-5.5 inches in length. Females weigh an average of 1.5 pounds and measure 6-9 inches long. Diamondback terrapins live in the brackish water of salt marshes, estuaries, and tidal creeks.
Diamondback terrapins are aquatic turtles with concentric, diamond-shaped markings and grooves on the scutes (plates) of their carapaces (top shells), which range from medium gray or brown to nearly black. Their skin can be pale gray to black, marked with dark spots, blotches or stripes.
The name “terrapin” is derived from torope, a word in an Algonquian language that referred to the species Malaclemys terrapin (the Diamondback terrapin). It appears that the term became part of common usage during the colonial era of North America and was carried back to Great Britain.

Additional information

Age

captive bred hatchling, well started baby, adult

Gender

Male, Female

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