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In captivity the musk turtle will feed on small feeder fish, worms and various insects. It has been reported that they will even take food from your hand if you offer it to them. They are not terribly active during the day, and will often sit still and wait for their prey - then attack.

Female Musk Turtles are generally mature between the ages of 9 and 11, while males are ready to breed at as little as 4 years of age. They mate in the spring after hibernation, although they can also mate in the fall and not ovulate until spring. They usually lay eggs several weeks after mating in a clutch of between 2 and 5 eggs. Populations of Musk Turtles may mate communally. The eggs usually hatch in the late summer or early fall.

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