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Common Snapping Turtle Shells

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We do not sell live turtles.

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The common snapping turtle shells are sorted by size. The shells may or may not have bottom plates.

We often get requests for matched sets.  The turtle shells come in loose.  We can do our best to get shells that match as well as possible.  This takes time to sort through the shells and we charge an extra US$11.55 per set for labor.

Order Code Description Price Each
R-229-0508 Snapping Turtle Shells:5"-8" US$34.65
R-229-0812 Snapping Turtle Shells:8"-12" US$44.10
R-229-12+ Snapping Turtle Shells:12"+ US$58.80

Genus and species:  Chelydra serpentina. Ranch or Wild.

Common snapping turtles are not on the U.S. Endangered Species List. They are, however, subject to CITES. They were added to CITES Appendix III on November 21, 2016.

Not for export outside of the United States.

These shells are a by-product of the food industry​. The animals are not just killed for their shells.​

Product of the USA

What is the Origin of the Turtle Shells We Sell

We are frequently asked where the turtle shells come from and how they are obtained.  Our hatchling shells come from turtle farms. The other turtle shells come from either ranch or wild turtles. Most of the smaller shells up to 6” to 7” long come from turtle farms where the turtles have died from natural causes at the farm.  The farm saves them for the woman who cleans them for us and then we sell them.  Most of the larger turtle shells come from turtles that are typically trapped in the wild with their meat sold as a delicacy.  The turtles were not killed just for their shells. The ranch turtle shells are very clean compared to the wild turtle shells. We will send an assortment of shells unless you specify you want only ranch or wild shells.

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