Chelodina longicollis – Eastern snake-necked Turtle

The Eastern snake-necked turtle, also known as the Eastern long-necked turtle, can be found across most of NSW and is the most widespread species of freshwater turtle in Australia. They typically reside in lakes, swamps, dams, slow moving rivers and inland waterways and can be found wandering on land.

Eastern snake-necked turtles can be successfully kept in captivity given they are kept in an appropriate indoor or outdoor enclosure but as they can live up to 50 years, a long term plan needs to made for their care.

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