African Side Neck Turtle (Pelusious castaneus) African Side Neck Turtles are gaining in popularity among turtle enthusiasts as people learn more about these wonderful creatures. They are very hardy with an active and curious personality. At first, your African Side Neck Turtle might be shy, but they will come around and show their curious, inquisitive nature. Your African Side Neck Turtle will need a place to swim and bask, especially among a group. Female adults will reach 9 to 12 inches in size within 5 to 6 years. African Side Neck Turtles love our turtle foods. They also enjoy eating fish, crayfish and worms. If you have any questions about setting up the perfect habitat or feeding your beautiful African Side Neck Turtle, ask one of our experts at MyTurtleStore.com – we are always happy to help!