Eastern Musk Turtles in outdoor pond

jack17

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Hi,

I live in Central NJ and I’m considering adding an eastern musk turtle to my outdoor pond that I have had for almost 15-years. The pond is 3-ft deep at one end and about 1-ft deep at the opposite end. It also has a beach area that my existing Eastern Painted Turtles and NA Wood Turtles climb in and out of the pond. The pond is enclosed by a turtle-proof fence and the entire enclosed area is about 40ft by 20ft with about 50% water and 50% land. I would like to know if anyone keeps musk turtles in an outdoor pond all year long and does anyone keep them with other turtles. Any input or advice is welcome.
 
I live in Connecticut and my eastern musk turtles do fine with my eastern painted turtles. My pond is enclosed and is 16 feet by 24 feet. Same depth. They stay in the pond all year.
 
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