How to Raise Snapping Turtles for the Food Market
Snapping turtles are large and powerful reptiles that are commonly raised for their meat in America and Asia. These sluggish beasts are carnivores that need plenty of space to grow and develop in a semi-aquatic environment. As long as you are cautious around the bone-crushing power of a snapping turtle's jaws, raising them for the food market shouldn't be too hazardous. Marx Foods sells five pound pails of snapping turtle meat for more than $150. Since the average turtle grows to around 17 inches and 45 pounds, you can potentially earn more money per pound of exotic turtle meat.