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African Side-Neck Turtle

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African Side-Neck Turtle


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Please contact your local Pet World Warehouse Outlet for actual pricing and availability. Prices will vary at each store location by age, size, and species of each individual reptile.


Pet World gets all of its African side-neck turtles from local, private breeders within the state of Wisconsin. Image is for reference only, and may not represent a reptile currently available at Pet World.


Other Common Names: None

Scientific Name:  Pelomedusa subrufa

Life Span: 50+ years

Adult Size: 6-9 inches

Habitat: A 75 gallon aquarium, at the minimum, would be preferred for 1-2 turtles.  Use gravel or small rocks as a substrate. Provide logs and rocks for them to climb on and have a place to bask.

Temperature: 75° - 80°F water, 90° - 94°F basking spot. Use a basking lamb with a heat bulb and an under tank heater. Submersible, heaters should be used to maintain water temperatures

Humidity: N/A

Lighting: Full spectrum UV lighting is required.

Diet: Worms, fish, snails and other food typically found in the water. Turtle pellets are a nice additive to their captive diet but dark green, leafy vegetables like fresh parsley, dandelion greens, and other salad greens (not iceberg or romaine lettuce) should be offered.

Water: Filter is highly recommended to help keep encloser clean.

TemperamentCan be housed with other turtle species

Notes: Aquarium should be filled 1/2 to 3/4 with water.

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