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ALABAMA TURTLE FARMER- TURTLE EXPORTER

BENTLEY TURTLE FARM

ALABAMA TURTLE FARM BIO

  • Bentley Turtle Farm is one of the largest producers of baby turtle hatchlings in the world!  Over 16 different species of turtles are exported around the world.  Bentley Turtle Farm is located in North Alabama on Blue Water Creek.  There are over 30 ponds, stocked with adult breeders, stretching across 100 beautiful acres.  Bentley Turtle Farm is a 100% wholesale export business.  These are some of the turtle species that we produce:

    • Common Snapper- Chelydra Serpentina

    • Spiny Softshell- Apalone Spinifera Spinifera

    • Common Musk Turtle- Sternotherus odoratus

    • Stripeneck Musk Turtle- Sternotherus minor peltifer

    • Razorback Musk Turtle- Sternotherus carinatus

    • Three Stripe Mud Turtle- Kinosternon Baurii

    • Eastern Mud Turtle- Kinosternon Subrubrum

    • Mississippi Mud Turtle- Kinosternon S. Hippocrepis

    • Southern Paint Turtle- Chrysemys Picta Dorsalis

    • Eastern Paint Turtle- Chrysemys Picta Picta

    • Cumberland Slider- Trachemys scripta troosti

    • Yellowbelly Slider- Trachemys scripta scripta

    • Red-Eared Slider- Trachemys scripta elegans

    • River Cooter- Pseudemys concinna hieroglyphica

    • Ouachita Map Turtle- Graptemys Pseudogeographica Ouachitensis

    • Common Map Turtle- Graptemys Geographica

    • And More

 

Snapping Turtle, Export Turtles, Snapping Turtle Hatchlings,
  • There are a tremendous amount of small details that go into running a turtle farm.  Turtle production has three main seasons: Hibernation Season, Laying Season, and Hatching Season.  Hibernation season is our time to prepare for the next years production.  Turtles bury up in the mud during the winter and get oxygen from the water.

  • Laying season is very important!  Just like many other farmers there is only one chance a year to "get it right."  Laying begins slowly in the late spring until we reach a peak gathering thousands of eggs a day.  Over the years we have become very efficient at finding the nest and collecting the eggs.  Once the eggs are gathered into the incubation boxes they are placed in our hatchery.  

  • Hatching season is a very exciting time on the turtle farm!  Turtle incubation lasts around 60 days depending on the species and temperature of incubation.  When the turtles begin to hatch they start slowly just like when they were laid.  Hatching increases until turtles are hatching everyday, all day.  Bentley Turtle Farm knows the importance of not only hatching a turtle, but hatching a strong healthy baby turtle to meet customer satisfaction. 

  • Gary Bentley started Bentley Turtle Farm in 1998.  He and his family still live and work on the farm today.  If you interested in importing our turtles or to have a turtle program about the turtle farm please contact us.

 

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