Emys orbicularis are being elevated to CITES III in June this year and following BREXIT and the introduction of hard borders for Customs and Excise, adult specimens will be virtually impossible to source after this date, prices will also increase astronomically on any of the few animals available.
Known as the European Pond Turtle, this species is the best acclimated for the British weather and will happily live outside all year, hibernating in your pond. This is the species popular amongst the Rewilding movement as a candidate for reintroduction to the UK as a native wild animal.
I have in stock a number of these animals acquired before the change in law as a last opportunity to make them available to the British keeper.
Price is £550 per pair fully grown adult size, breeding age specimens, sexable, already hibernated and ready to go straight in your pond.
Purchase yours now to avoid disappointment, limited numbers available.
1.1.0 emys orbicularis orbicularis - European pond turtles full adult size
0.0.4 sternotherus minor peltifer - loggerhead musk turtle
0.0.1 rhinoclemmys pulcherrima manni - Painted Wood
0.0.8 testudo horsfieldii - Horsfields/Russian Tortoise
0.0.10 testudo hermani - Hermanns Tortoise
0.0.10 emys orbicularis orbicularis - baby European Pond Turtles
10.10.0 emys orbicularis - European pond turtles 10 to 12cm carapace
0.0.10 albino pelodiscus sinensis - Albino Chinese Softshell turtle
0.0.1 - emys orbicularis luteofusca - Anatolian Pond Turtle
0.0.10 - mauremys rivulata - Balkan Pond Turtle
0.1.0 - Kinosternon flavescens Yellow mud turtle
0.0.5 - sternotherus carinatus - Razorback musk turtle
0.0.1 terrapene carolina triunguis - Three toed box turtle
0.0.3 terrapene carolina major - Gulf Coast box turtle
My name is Dudley, I am a turtle obsessive. I bought my first turtle at 22 and now have 16 years experience in their husbandry. From the age of 10 (TMNT generation...) I read everything I could, bought books and scoured the library. When I got Tommy, my European pond turtle, I started learning for real. Practical knowledge is always the best, the internet helps, and the knowledge of others from forums is invaluable. I have travelled to America twice where I sought out wild turtles in their natural environment, and was lucky enough to find the elusive diamondback terrapin.
I've kept European pond turtles (emys orbicularis orbicularis) False maps (graptemys pseudographica) Yellow bellied sliders (trachemys scripta scripta) Cumberland sliders (trachemys scripta trootsii) Red eared sliders (trachemys scripta elegans) Florida red-bellied cooter (pseudemys nelsoni) Reeves turtles (mauremys reevesii) Japanese pond turtles (mauremys japonica) Carolina diamondback terrapins (malaclemys terrapin centrata) Texas diamondback terrapins (malaclemys terrapin litoralis) Western painted turtles (chrysemys picta bellii) Eastern painted turtles (chrysemys picta picta) Southern painted turtles (chrysemys picta dorsalis) Common musk (sternotherus oderatus) and a Common snapping turtle (chelydra serpentina). I have handled and supplied many other species too.
I currently have over 30 individual turtles as my personal pets from 12 different species. I'm always looking to learn, and willing to impart my knowledge to help others.
Turtles are my passion and I seek to diversify the UK turtle keeping hobby as well as prevent the dumping of unwanted pets through miseducation.
I can supply almost any species of turtle or terrapin to the UK hobbyist. I specialise in finding rare and unsual specimens, make a request and I will make your dreams come true.
I will provide advice on the correct care and set up and provide ongoing aftercare and advice for the life of your turtle.
During the current crisis we are still operating, but understand the difficulties faced by our customers. Delivery is possible by either courier or direct by The Turtle Emporium within reasonable distances at an additional cost. Please contact us to discuss.
A specialist reptile courier provides an overnight delivery for us, delivered to you on Thursday of every week.
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