north american wood turtle for sale | baby north american wood turtle
Juveniles are mostly carnivores, taking insects, meat, pellets and anything that moves.North american wood turtle care are all- terrain turtles, they are excellent climbers, they will burrow into mud, they like to bask, and they like to swim, even diving to the bottom for food, exploration, or to sleep.north American wood turtles for sale
Adults will also take most fruits and vegetables.
It is virtually impossible for any size wood to pass up an earth worm.
Truly one of the best species to set up, these turtles reward keepers both in tanks, and in outdoor pens/ponds with many years of both interesting and gratifying experiences.
One of our females is also the cover animal on Ronald Orenstein’s book: Turtles, Tortoises & Terrapins.
North american wood turtle care
This includes Maine south to Virginia, and west to Ohio, Michigan and Iowa. Shipping to non range states does not require any special permits**
Despite many sightings and a seemingly large and diverse distribution, wood turtle numbers are in decline.
Many deaths caused by humans result from: habitat destruction, farming accidents, and road traffic.
Also, it is commonly collected illegally for the international pet trade. These combined threats have caused many areas where they live to enact laws protecting it.
Despite legislation, enforcement of the laws and education of the public regarding the species are minimal.
One emerging solution to the highway mortality problem, which primarily affects nesting females, is the construction of under-road channels.
These tunnels allow the wood turtle to pass under the road, a solution that helps prevent accidental deaths.
Brochures and other media that warn people to avoid keeping the wood turtle as a pet are currently being distributed.
Next, leaving nests undisturbed, especially common nesting sites and populations, is the best solution to enable the wood turtle’s survival.
The species is highly susceptible to human land use activities, and special management practices for woodlands, rivers and farmland areas as well as motor vehicle use
Since 2012, the Clean Annapolis River Project (CARP) has provided research and stewardship for this species including
the identification of crucial habitats, distribution and movement estimation, and outreach.
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