Mad Lizard Musk Turtle Diet a premium complete sinking pellet designed for musk turtles.
A 3mm pellet makes is suitable for other small species of turtles and terrapins.
These pellets include mealworm, daphnia, earthworms, krill, snails and a variety of plant matter such as spinach and spirulina
Common musk turtles are small turtles with a maximum carapace length of 4 to 4.5 inches. Males are slightly larger than females. Common musk turtle hatchlings are the smallest North American turtle, being only slightly larger than a penny.
Although it is not known for certain, common musk turtles are suspected to live 30 to 50 years in the wild. Males are presumed to become sexually mature by 4 years of age, whereas females may take up to 10 years to reach sexual maturity.
A 20-gallon aquarium with a submersible canister water filtercan house one adult common musk turtle. A 40-gallon tank can house a pair . Housing two male common musk turtles in the same tank is not recommended. Keeping one male and one female in a tank may require that the two be separated if the male shows excessive interest in the female and begins to relentlessly harass her.
Use non-chlorinated water in the enclosure; a depth that would allow the turtle’s hind legs to touch the bottom while still allowing it to stretch