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Irma Miss Map Turtle (water turtle) Turtle Mississippi Map Turtle Baltimore, MD

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Large
  • Tan, Yellow


Curious, Athletic, Playful
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Meet Irma Miss Map Turtle (water turtle)

Irma is a full-grown aquatic Mississippi map turtle for adoption in the Batlimore area. She needs a new home because she was a jerk to a tank mate (which is pretty common for turtles). She'd love a 75-gallon aquarium or 100-gallon Rubbermaid or Tuff Stuff stock tank to call her own. She should NOT be kept with other turtles. As you can see, she needs a basking platform (her current foster home made a very nice one from PVC pipe, egg crate light diffuser, and zip ties), heat light, UVB light, and a really good canister or DIY water filter. Irma eats commercial turtle pellets and greens but loves a treat of insects or plain cooked chicken or shrimp. She needs a little crushed coral in her tank to keep her beak in good shape since she's a map turtle. She is active and a big beggar!

She can also live in a FENCED-IN backyard pond in southern NJ or coastal MD starting in the summer so long as the pond is dug below the frost line (usually at least 300 gallons).

IF INTERESTED IN IRMA email with your CITY AND STATE to request an application.

Contrary to the urban myth, you CAN keep turtles in NJ. The MATTS adoption contract proves that you didn't take her from the wild and allows you to get a NJ permit after you adopter her. NJ requires you to obtain a permit after getting a turtle. It's fairly easy to get. Visit to apply for a permit.

No permit required in the surrounding states.

If you need to learn a little more about map turtles, here's a great book on aquatics, and it can be DOWNLOADED FOR FREE AT

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MATTS accepts tax-deductible donations at MATTS, P.O. Box 341, Highland, MD 20777, or through PayPal at

Rescue is funded by donations only, and we find homes for over 100 turtles and tortoises a year, as well as an occasional snake, lizard, or frog.

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Irma Miss Map Turtle (water turtle)

Irma Miss Map Turtle (water turtle)

  • Mississippi Map Turtle
  • Adult
  • Female