John McLean: I've just recently rescued one of these little guys, he was trapped in a window well and had been there for at least two days. Was very dehydrated and over the past 36 hours of having him in a water habitat (recycle bin with a sand/dirt bottom and some stacks of rocks) his energy levels has really gone up...but he has no appetite.
I've tried worms (either ignored them or tucked himself in when the worm crawled over his head), tried lettuce, small cubes of watermelon and strawberries and still he hasn't even nibbled. The only time he took a tiny snap was at the worm when it was crawling under him and had been for awhile and I think they may have just been out of frustration at the annoying worm......any suggestions?
l. oliveira: So this isn't a baby alligator snapper?
Alligupta: You can find a Bunch of Painted and Snapper Turtles in Michigan,Owosso. Thats where I Live
kunle igbonegun: nice found one today it was on the side of the pond in the mud
Lucas Laska: you dont buy snapping turtles, you find them
irishbreakfast: @deathfrets your trtle is an aqatic one,and therefore can only eat underwater.a snapper will quietly glide up underneath anything floating,and attack from the blind spot.they will forage and hunt anyliving thing,and scavenge any meat.
KingMike87: @deathfrets get small reptile food from the pet store .. you can identify a snapping turtle by the long their pointy shell near their rear feet .. if it looks like it has about 5 or so points instead of a rounded shape then it is mostly a snapper. Also snappers have long necks and sharp hands and feet ..
Shrimp_Tacos: hello, today i found as to what i thing is a baby snapping turtle mostly because of the long tail but anyways i was wondering about there feeding habits, i caught it at about 2 or 3 pm and put it in a tank with water and a rock that it can be dry on and put out lettuce worms ham and turkey but it hasn't eaten anything can u help me out?
Johnny Sanchez: @m1cron lol nah i found mine on a sewage pipe near construction site on highway, in Texas
DatDereBlueRidge: I feed mine minnows and crayfish. More action!
veela lynne: @cherd1971 If you are looking for a common snapper, you can buy them from online turtle sellers like the Turtle Shack or The Turtle Source. That's what I did. If you are looking for an alligator snapper, check turtle forums. Sometimes people post ads selling them. But be prepared. Both types get huge; alligator snappers live a hundred years or more and can weigh over 200 lbs.
jro9001: i found one in my back yard
Jauhaudausau: This is Alligator snappers turtles =O. mine is bigger =)). I had one of these for 11 years.
Schwarz2448: @anqi1998 me too
anqi1998: i found a cute tiny tiny snapping turtle yesterday. about the size of a quarter
linkxultra888: @wuggshine 5 years? more like 6months
Will Gamble: @ sugarbabe24545 i realized that i honestly dont remember why i said that cause it was like five years ago but im retarded and its obviously a snapper .. dont know what i was thinking
Brighty Chavintanangkul: cool!
An Vu: i thought it was illegal to have them in the house
Will Gamble: its not a snapper its bottom wouldnt be oarange its porobably a red eard slider or painted turtle those are the most common