Animal Stories - Pig-nosed Turtle

Animal-World Information about: Pig-nosed Turtle

   A pair of these Pig-nosed Turtles or "Fly River" Turtles in a large (100 gallons or more) glass aquarium makes a scenic display. Watching them swim through a field of Vallisneria plants is breathtaking!
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christopher sertic - 2022-02-17
I have 8 fly river turtles available for sale. Each 7-9″ in size. Very Healthy and eating well on fruit, shrimp and hikari algae wafers. All turtles available in Australia,if you are interested kindly email

Rocco - 2019-06-19
Looking for fly river turtles. US

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  • trueman - 2019-07-12
    I have two size classes. 1.5 years at $1850 each (only have a couple left), I also have several 8 month old juvies. These are $1850 each, or $1650 each for two, or $1500 each for 3 or more. They are all strong and feeding well. I have done the hard work and got them through the delicate stages. They are the ultimate freshwater turtle and these are the only juveniles I know of available in Australia. Breeding is not consistent and availability scarce. Can ship to virtually anywhere in Australia, free shipping for more than 1 turtle.
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Lamar Johnson - 2018-11-07
I would love to have a Pig Nose Turtle/Fly River Turtle if anyone can find me one.

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  • Rocco - 2019-06-19
    How can I contact you? I'm interested in your fly river turtle.
  • Anonymous - 2019-03-24
    I have one i willing to sell it . Its about 40 cm
  • G3 - 2019-04-06
    How much are you asking for your Fly River? Plus shipping? Interested.
raffy - 2014-12-03
i want to have one but i can't seem to find one here in manila, philippines. if you know a seller or one that is up for adoption, please let me know. thanx.

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  • Bang Bang - 2016-02-27
    i would love to adopt one if possible,, been reading and doing my homework on them for about 5yrs now, but do to my work schedule i have been unable to acquire one as a pet. I'm military and i got shore duty coming soon. if any one knows of one for adoption or other please let me know
  • may - 2016-02-26
    I have one for adoption, please reply ASAP
  • Peter Flygare - 2016-04-14
    Do you still have it..? and where is it lokatet..?
  • fareed - 2016-07-14
    I have one too and its quite medium size, i live in malaysia, Sabah. Im willing to sell mine
  • JUSTIN ST.PIERRE - 2018-08-12
    I'm looking for a frt
Nathan - 2015-06-14
We see them in the wild here in Texas. We live just off the west fork of the San Jacinto river.A drainage bayou drains into the river. We think the one we see lives in the huge culvert under the road, and makes an appearance when it rains very heavy. I say he is about 20' long. There is very large population of red eared turtles at this location as well.

swappy - 2014-10-09
I have a pig nosed turtle....she is not getting her back two legs open .....and back two legs seems to be paralysed........pllzz suggest be some tips ...

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-10-11
    A deficiency of vitamins B12 can cause paralysis of the legs. The suggestions I've found to fix the problem say to give this vitamin to the turtle orally. Also provide a supplementary calcium and trace amounts of copper sulphate. Any pet store that carries reptiles will have vitamin supplements for herptiles.
Skurtle - 2014-07-17
I feed mine rep-cal adult iguana food, he/she is in great shape, 9 years old. Soon will have genetic testing done for sexing. Does anyone have any confirmed male or females?

Deanna - 2013-05-01
Hi I just want to know what pests are relating to the pig-nosed turtle in captive?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-05-02
    These guys usually do okay if they have a good environment and its kept clean, and they are properly fed. They are shy and so can get stressed, which makes them not come out to eat and then prone to disease. Bacterial diseases like shell rot, shell disease, sores, and white spots are common problems with most turtles. As far as 'pests' there are some parasites that are known to affect the Pig Noseed Turtles in the wild that include three species of flatworms. Two of these are Doodytrema carettochelydis and Paradeuterobaris novaguieae.

    Its good to have some anti-fungal medication on hand, Pimafix is a good general one that has anibacterial and antifungal properties. If they get a parasite in captivity, you have to medicate them very carefully, and would want to take them to a vet for diagnosis. One medication called 'Flagyl' is said to be good to treat pig nose turtles for parasites and bacteria.
Henry Ching - 2013-02-04
Hi, my 5 year old pignose turtle recently developed brownish growths around the back of his neck and around the areas of the plastron. He is kept in a 90 gallon tank with parrot fish and tinfoil barbs in a community setting. Also present are 2 malayan box turtles. No aggression between them are seen. Any comments on what those growths are? And any recommended treatments? Thanks.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-02-06
    Not sure what's up with those growths, your best bet would be to take it to a veterinarian so you know what your are dealing with. In general, sometimes skin problems can show up as small bumps, though often more whitish. A couple of aids to help with that are to add salt to the enclosure, about 2 ounces of sea salt for every 20 gallons. Also making sure the substrate is soft helps to prevent skin problems, such as a play sand and a crushed coral mix. Aragonite can also be used. Good luck!
Christina - 2011-10-20
I love them! I am just dying to own one!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-21
    Go for it....
  • beey - 2012-09-27
    Hi! Are you still looking for one though? :) I could send you pictures! Just e-mail me. Its more than 1 feet so yeah. Please do e-mail me, thanks!