How to keep musk turtles?

Musk turtles are a type of turtle that is native to North America. They are small turtles that can grow to be about 4-6 inches in length. They get their name from the musky odor that they produce. Musk turtles are popular pets because they are easy to care for and they do not require a lot of space.

A baby musk turtle is just the size of a coin
A baby musk turtle is just the size of a coin

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What do musk turtles eat?

Musk turtles are omnivores and will eat a variety of foods including: insects, snails, worms, minnows, and commercial turtle food.

2. What is the best way to set up a musk turtle habitat?

A musk turtle habitat should have a water area for swimming and basking, as well as a land area. The water should be shallow enough that the turtle can easily get out and the land area should have hiding places and places to climb.

3. What temperature does the water need to be?

The water temperature should be between 75 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

4. What temperature does the land area need to be?

The land area should be between 80 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit.

5. How often do I need to clean the habitat?

The habitat should be cleaned every week. This includes cleaning the water and changing the water, as well as cleaning the land area.

Final thoughts

Musk turtles are one of the most popular turtles kept as pets. They are relatively easy to care for and can live for many years with proper care. Musk turtles need a tank that is at least 20 gallons in size and has a basking area. The basking area should have a basking lamp and a UVB light. The tank should also have a filter and a heater. Musk turtles should be fed a diet of live food, such as crickets, worms, and minnows.