Albino Wood Turtles are one of the rarest Turtle Morphs in the world. They are also very easy turtles to keep in captivity, making them a great species for displays.
This is an Albino Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima, also known as the painted wood turtle.
There are three different species of Albino Wood Turtles being kept in captivity.
Albinoturtles.com is working with two of them, and we are only a couple of years away from producing the first captive produced Albino Wood Turtles. Albino Wood Turtles are one of the rarest turtle morphs in the world.
The Furrowed Wood Turtle (Rhinoclemmys areolata) and Honduran Wood Turtle (Rhinoclemmys incisa) are the two we work with. We are very lucky to get to work with these amazing-looking morphs. They’re both very easy turtles to keep in captivity, and their small size makes them easy to set up.
We are working on reproducing these morphs now, and have already produced several heterozygous (normal-looking gene carriers) hatchlings from the female Furrowed Wood Turtle. The Honduran Wood Turtle is a young male, and almost up to breeding size.
The first captive albinos are still a few years away, and they’re going to be well worth the wait.
Visit Albinoturtles.com to learn more about this incredible species. You can also follow their page on Facebook.