[Feature Story] Long neck and Murray River Turtles, Melbourne, Victoria
Department of Sustainability and Environment have lifted a size restriction on Long neck and Murray River Turtles since the 1st of October. This makes these cute little creatures available to take home, look after and love.
Fresh water turtles are reptiles with clawed, webbed feet. They are around the size of a 20 cent piece when sold and can grow to the size of dinner plate. Both long and short necked turtles live almost exclusively in water for the first two to three years of their lives. They breath air and need to be able to reach the surface easily.
There are about 250 species of turtles in the world, of which 26 occur in Australia. These turtles are low maintenance and easier to care for than dogs or cats. The turtles live on water and land and you are able to interact with them in your home.
If you don’t have a pond or out door area, these turtles are able to be kept inside your home. They need larger sized tanks so that they are able to reach the surface to breath.
It can be said that some cultures consider turtles as good luck and they promote prosperity.
Water temp 24 deg
Land and water set up
UV Light with 10.0 UVB
Food- Frozen worms, frozen fish, frozen shrimp, aquatic plants and Turtle pallets