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Emydura subglobosa

Pink-Bellied Sideneck Turtle

Scientific Name: Emydura subglobosa

Best substrate for a Pink-Bellied Sideneck Turtle Emydura subglobosa ReptiChip

What Makes ReptiChip The Best Pink-Bellied Sideneck Turtle Bedding


The Pink-Bellied Sideneck Turtle (Emydura subglobosa) is renowned for its distinctive and vibrant coloration. The turtle's name comes from the striking pink hue found on the underside of its shell, or plastron, which contrasts beautifully with its olive to dark brown carapace. Juveniles exhibit even more vivid pink tones, which tend to fade slightly as they mature. Additionally, these turtles possess a unique physical characteristic—their necks are notably long and flexible, allowing them to tuck their heads sideways into their shells for protection, rather than retracting them straight back like many other turtle species. This sideneck behavior is an adaptation that provides effective defense against predators.

Another fascinating aspect of the Pink-Bellied Sideneck Turtle is its adaptability and varied diet. In the wild, these turtles are omnivores, feeding on a mix of aquatic plants, fruits, insects, small fish, and crustaceans. This varied diet is supported by their strong jaws and sharp beak, which allow them to consume a wide range of food items. They are also known for their social behavior, often seen basking in groups on logs or rocks. Despite their generally peaceful nature, they can exhibit territorial behaviors during feeding or breeding seasons. Their reproductive habits are also intriguing; females typically lay clutches of 10 to 15 eggs in sandy or muddy banks, with incubation periods influenced by environmental temperatures. These turtles' vibrant appearance, unique behaviors, and adaptability make them a fascinating subject of study and a popular choice among turtle enthusiasts.

Why ReptiChip?


ReptiChip is made by pink-bellied sideneck turtle lovers, for pink-bellied sideneck turtle lovers. It’s what the pros use, and it’s what you can use, too.

Our product line includes BabiChip, RediChip, ReptiChunk, MicroChip, and more, so you can be sure to find the perfect pink-bellied sideneck turtle bedding for your pet.

Ready to switch to the ultimate pink-bellied sideneck turtle bedding? Check out ReptiChip today.

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Common Pink-Bellied Sideneck Turtle Reptichip Questions

ReptiChip provides an ideal environment for your pink-bellied sideneck turtle by balancing cleanliness, comfort, and humidity. It's excellent for moisture retention, which is crucial for the well-being of many reptiles and amphibians. The substrate is also low in sodium and potassium, reducing the risk of mineral buildup that could harm your pink-bellied sideneck turtle.

Absolutely! While ReptiChip offers premium quality, it's priced affordably to be consumer-friendly. The substrate's durability and ease of maintenance also mean that you'll need to replace it less frequently, making it a cost-effective long-term choice for your pink-bellied sideneck turtle.

ReptiChip is known for its low tannin content, which means it won't stain your enclosure or your pink-bellied sideneck turtle. It's also excellent at odor absorption, keeping your living space fresh. This makes it one of the easiest substrates to maintain, allowing you more quality time with your pink-bellied sideneck turtle.