B Grade Turtles may have the following: shell imperfections, nipped tails, neck sore, eye issues, missing nails ect. B Grade Turtles Come With No Warranty Or Guarantee The Eastern Musk Turtles (Sternotherus odoratus) or common musk turtle is one of the smallest turtle’s native to the United State. Hatching out at one inch or smaller and only growing to be between 2 and 4 ½ inches at adulthood. The common musk turtle is one of the most popular turtles for sale today. With its plastron (belly part of shell) being much smaller on average than most other turtles. The common musk turtles excess fat and skin will fold and stick out of its shell when it is scared; making it look like one of the cutest turtles you have ever seen for sale anywhere. They have a brown to blackish carapace (top shell). In the wild you will find them on the soft bottoms, of shallow creeks, streams, slow moving rivers, ponds and lakes throughout most of the eastern United States. From up in New Hampshire, down into Florida, then over into Texas and up to Illinois. Musk turtles love turtle tanks with low water levels and plenty of plants in them. They are extremely hardy and strong little turtles, ok in a community turtle tank with other turtles that spend their days basking up top, while the eastern musk turtle enjoys its day on the bottom. We rank the eastern musk turtle as a beginner turtle. Preferred water temperatures are mid 70s to low 80s Fahrenheit. Eastern musk turtles do bask from time to time and should be offered a basking place. Basking temperatures should be kept between the high 80s and mid 90s Fahrenheit. Eastern musk turtles are mostly carnivorous (meat eaters), the wild they enjoy eating mainly snails, tadpoles, small fish, crayfish, insects and insect larvae along with vegetation from time to time. In captivity they love being feed shrimp turtle pellets, grass shrimp, freeze dried krill, cut up worms and a little green leafy lettuce. However with that said you must remember to feed all your turtles a variety of different foods. Never feed just one type of food on a regular basis. To learn more about Hatchling Eastern Musk Turtles or any other item that we have for sale, please Call us toll free at 1-800-277-9286 we have staff available Monday to Friday from 8am until 5 pm eastern time.