The Mississippi Map Turtle is an aquatic (water) turtle therefore it spends the majority of its time swimming and the rest of the time eating and basking on a dry rock in the sun. The care of map turtles is much more like a fish in that they need a tank almost entirely filled with water in addition to the reptile lighting set up. Full grown map turtles need plenty of swimming space but typically a 75 gallon fish tank will do well for one male turtle (females need more space). Gravel built up with larger rocks to create a beach on one side of the tank serves well as a basking area and dry docking station for your turtle or a variety of floating accessories are sold separately at PetSmart.
Maturity Size: 5-10"
Average Lifespan: 15-25 years
Experience Level: Beginner
Eating Characteristics: Fish, vegetables, earthworms and prepared foods
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