kingsnake.com - reptile and amphibian classifieds, breeders, forums, photos, videos and more

return to main index

  mobile - desktop
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
 
Click here for LLL Reptile & Supply
This Space Available
3 months for $50.00
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Rattlesnake Friday! . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Kingsnake . . . . . . . . . .  All Maryland Reptile Show - July 10, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  York County Reptile Show - July 11, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Richmond Reptile Expo - July 17, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Western Maryland Reptile Show - July 24, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  East Coast Reptile Super Expo - July 24, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Hamburg Reptile Show - Aug. 07, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  All Maryland Reptile Show - Aug. 14, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Hampton Roads Exotic Pet Expo - Aug. 21-22, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Northern Virginia Reptile Show - Aug. 28, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  All Maryland Reptile Show - Sept. 11, 2021 . . . . . . . . . . 

Re: Tank size for an adult Florida Softshell Turtle


[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ The Softshell Turtle Forum ]

Posted by NathanA on August 12, 2002 at 13:58:24:

In Reply to: Tank size for an adult Florida Softshell Turtle posted by Lenny on August 12, 2002 at 13:15:50:

females get up to 22", which would leave it barely able to turn around in a 125. Males get to 14".

a good rule of thumb, is having 10 gallons of water per inch of turtle, so for a male, 140 gaollons, for a female 220 gallons. This does NOT take into account space for basking, so perhaps a tank that size with a plexiglass top extension around the basking area (like a box on one end) would make the most sense size-wise. The footprint should be at least 2 x the length of the turtle by 5 times the length of the turtle. Larger is always better.

Softies are also very fast swimmers and should be given as much space as humanly possible. This species generally isn't a good bet for a pet, unless you live close to or inside it's natural range and can build an outdoor pond.


Follow Ups:




[ Follow Ups ] [ The Softshell Turtle Forum ]