Can Snapping turtles live with regular turtles?

Can Snapping turtles live with regular turtles?

It’s not advisable to keep your two turtles together, Andy, especially as they age toward sexual maturity. Chances are that someday one — probably the snapper — will attempt to show dominance over the other when that time comes.

Can turtles get each other sick?

Upper respiratory infections or “colds” – Turtles can get a cold, just like us humans. Ear infections – Yes – turtles do have ears and they can get infected! Treatment may include removal of infection debris from the ears along with antibiotics. Anorexia – For whatever reason, some turtles may decide to stop eating.

Will a snapping turtle hurt other turtles?

Will they attack swimmers or other animals? Snapping turtles are not as dangerous as they look, and they will not attack swimmers or other animals unprovoked. If you leave them alone, they will leave you alone, and are actually rather calm creatures. If they feel threatened, however, they will bite; so don’t touch!

What causes turtles to get sick?

Abscesses in turtles are often related to vitamin A deficiency. Shell infections (also known as shell rot) are often encountered in turtles and are caused by bacteria, fungi, or parasites. These infections are often secondary to trauma, burns, or bites.

Can you keep 2 turtles together?

The gender of your turtles plays an important part in whether they can be housed together. So, it’s best not to house multiple male turtles in the same tank, but two female turtles can get along just fine. A male and female turtle housed together is most likely not a good idea just because of the possibility of mating.

Can you put two alligator snapping turtles together?

Owners can put more than one alligator snapping turtle in a pond/ tank, however, this may often indicate more harm than any good, since alligator snappers do not really need another reptile friend.

Do snapping turtles carry diseases?

Turtles can carry Salmonella germs in their droppings, even while looking healthy and clean. These germs can easily spread to their bodies, tank water, and habitats. People can get sick after they touch a turtle or anything in their habitats.

Why is my turtle attacking my other turtle?

On the other hand, if you have a turtle acting aggressively towards other turtles, it is generally because of one of the following; cramped habitat space, competition over food, or a basking area, a mating ritual, or due to their aggressive nature.

What to do if your turtles are fighting?

Provide large or separate basking areas. If your turtles’ fighting tends to occur on the basking area (or if one dominant turtle is preventing the others from basking by chasing them off the platform), you may need to buy or build separate basking platforms or one huge basking platform with visual barriers.