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Old 07-10-2013, 05:40 PM   #1
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A friend of mine found this guy in his back yard. I live in Missouri, and did some research on our Conservation site and I think it might be a Stinkpot but not sure. Anyone have any idea what it is?
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Old 07-10-2013, 05:57 PM   #2
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I would also say it is a Musk Turtle
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:16 PM   #3
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I would also say it is a Musk Turtle
Yea Dina, I was thinking the same thing, but aren't they supposed to smell bad, hence the name?
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Yeah, grown about 4 inches is usually maximum. How big is that guy? And the shell looks a little bit lighter than it "should", so i am not 100% sure as well... The face looks pretty much like a musk...
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:50 PM   #5
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Yeah, grown about 4 inches is usually maximum. How big is that guy? And the shell looks a little bit lighter than it "should", so i am not 100% sure as well... The face looks pretty much like a musk...
his shell is about 3 1/2 inches. And he doesn't stink.
he's quit entertaining. when I come up to the tank, he'll stick his head out of the surface of the water and I think he smell the air or something, and checks me out a bit. maybe to see if I'm going to feed him. I gave him a couple dozen feeder tuffies, but shows know interest. but he does munch down on some algae waffers. I'll be sad when i set him free
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Stinkpot is just another name for a Musk turtle. I used to have one, and it looked very similar to your pics. It only smells, or emits the musk when scared etc, and I never really smelt anything stinky to be honest. They are a good aquatic turtle as they don't get too big.
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his shell is about 3 1/2 inches. And he doesn't stink.
he's quit entertaining. when I come up to the tank, he'll stick his head out of the surface of the water and I think he smell the air or something, and checks me out a bit. maybe to see if I'm going to feed him. I gave him a couple dozen feeder tuffies, but shows know interest. but he does munch down on some algae waffers. I'll be sad when i set him free
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Maybe try some fish flakes, he might munch down some as well... Or if you have a store close by some minnows or other small feeders
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Dry Cat food contains pretty much the same as turtle sticks, and it floats as well. Got that tip from the vet years ago.
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wild turtles are best left in the wild. both mud and musk turtles are very common in the turtle trade and babies (think sitting comfortably on a quarter with some room to spare) can be purchased for 10-20.00 and are hatched on turtle farms.

these also have the advantage of small chance od leeches, internal and external parasites, etc.

and musk turtles wont smell unless scared and out of the water
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Stinkpot is just another name for a Musk turtle. I used to have one, and it looked very similar to your pics. It only smells, or emits the musk when scared etc, and I never really smelt anything stinky to be honest. They are a good aquatic turtle as they don't get too big.
Cool, thanks.
So are they illegal to keep?



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Maybe try some fish flakes, he might munch down some as well... Or if you have a store close by some minnows or other small feeders
Yea, he eats flakes too. But not sure about getting minnows or small feeder, cuz i'll prolly let him free soon.
Don't want the feeders to go to wast.

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Old 07-11-2013, 03:05 PM   #11
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They are not illegal to my knowledge, unless your state has some weird rules.

You could try some ghost shrimp. I used to put some in with my turtle and they would slowly start disappearing over time. Maybe just buy 1 or 2 since you plan on releasing him. He may eat spinach or lettuce too, but most fish food would be ok just for a few days since you don't want to buy anything special.
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They are not illegal to my knowledge, unless your state has some weird rules.

You could try some ghost shrimp. I used to put some in with my turtle and they would slowly start disappearing over time. Maybe just buy 1 or 2 since you plan on releasing him. He may eat spinach or lettuce too, but most fish food would be ok just for a few days since you don't want to buy anything special.
Thanks.
Found a good home. Going to living in a nice huge pond on a lot of land.
Some good news on a sad day.

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