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Red Ear Turtle Shells


Left: 8-12" shells in relation to a pen.
Right: Back and front of a 8-12" shell.

We do not sell live turtles.

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These red ear turtle shells are often used to make medicine bags, talking sticks, and other craft projects.  They come in a range of patterns as shown above. There is a $1 sorting charge per shell if you want us to sort them for pattern.

The 5" to 7" shells are about 1/16" thick and have a 1" opening.

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$11.00 per set for labor.

Order Code Description 1-11 12+
R-227-0102 Red Ear Turtle Shells:1-2" US$10.75 US$8.50
R-227-0203 Red Ear Turtle Shells:2-3" US$10.75 US$8.50
R-227-0304 Red Ear Turtle Shells:3-4" US$8.50 US$7.50
R-227-0405 Red Ear Turtle Shells:4-5"  US$8.50 US$7.50
R-227-0506 Red Ear Turtle Shells:5-6"  US$8.50 US$7.50
R-227-0607 Red Ear Turtle Shells:6-7"  US$8.50 US$7.50
R-227-0708 Red Ear Turtle Shells:7-8"  US$8.50 US$7.50
R-227-0809 Red Ear Turtle Shells:8-9"  US$8.50 US$7.50
R-227-0910 Red Ear Turtle Shells:9-10"  US$13.75 US$11.00
R-227-1011 Red Ear Turtle Shells:10-11"  US$17.50 US$15.00

Genus and species:  Trachemys s. elegans.  Wild.

These turtles are not endangered. The turtles were not killed just for their shells. They are typically harvested for meat to feed snapping turtles for the food industry.

Live turtles with a carapace length of less than 4" and viable turtle eggs are illegal to sell in the United States as pets because of concerns with salmonella.  We are not offering live turtles on this page.  We only offer processed turtle shells, not turtles.  You can see the FDA legislation here:

Not for sale in Indiana. 

Not for export to the European Union due to local import restrictions.

A USFWS export permit is required for all exports outside of the U.S.

Product of the USA


Five 4-5" turtle shells weigh 217.0 g. Each shell averages 43.4 g.

Five 5-6" turtle shells weigh 535 g. Each shell averages 107 g.

Five 6-7" turtle shells weighed 860.0 g. Each shell averages 172.0 g.

Five 7-8" turtle shells weigh 1,046 g. Each shell averages 209 g.

Five 8-9" turtle shells weigh 1,111 g. Each shell averages 222 g.

Five 9-10" turtle shells weigh 1,326 g. Each shell averages 265 g.

Five 10-11" turtle shells weigh 1,829 g. Each shell averages 366 g.

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