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The Australian Snake Necked Turtle is relatively easy to take care of. You will need a large aquarium, with basking space. The temperature needs to be kept at a comfortable 73 degrees Fahrenheit. Some hobbyists suggest keeping the pH of the water in the tank low about 6.5. This may help the turtle's development, and help them avoid some skin problems. Peat or sphagnum moss will aid in lowering the pH of the water naturally. If you live in a warmer environment, the Australian Long Necked Turtle may do quite well in an outdoor pond, preferably one with some plants around to keep its living space shielded from outsiders. In the wild, these turtles feed on mostly on aquatic and semi-aquatic animals like small fish and small amphibians. While captive, your turtle will happily subsist on snails, small fish, and even worms. These turtles do need some extra calcium in their diets, so giving them a piece of cuttlebone might be a good idea.


Breeding
The Australian Snake Necked Turtle's nesting season begins in late spring or early summer, with the female laying anywhere from 8 to 24 eggs. The incubation period lasts around three to four months.

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