Hi, I’m Opal

Hey there, my name is Opal and I'm a Macquarie River turtle. Are you looking for something different? Allergic to cats and dogs? Have you thought about adopting a turtle? If you're looking for a cool pet that's a little bit different look no further.

I enjoy exploring my pond or playing outside in the garden with the amazing staff and vollies at Rspca. I love cruising around while you watch!

I am omnivorous, eating thawed frozen fish, pellets, crickets, mealworms and vegetables.

I can grow to around 30cm and will require a suitable sized tank or pond with adequate filtration, hides, rocks, heat lamp, a place to bask and UV lighting.

If you think I might be the perfect fit for your family, please fill out an adoption application today! https://www.rspcaqld.org.au/expression-of-interest-to-adopt

Emydura macquarii
Adoption Price: $50

Want to adopt Opal?
Express your interest by completing the form and start your Adoption Journey

Note: If an animal is located at Petbarn, RSPCA World For Pets or RSPCA Op Shops, you can visit the store direct.

Please note:

  • A property check may be required before ADOPTION to ensure the safety and welfare of adoption animals. Rental agreements allowing pets will be required for adoptions into rental properties. Differential pricing may apply.
  • The website is live and updates frequently, there is a chance that by the time you have completed the Apply to Adopt form the animal you have an interest in might have been adopted by another party.
  • While our shelters are open, not every pet available for adoption will be onsite and available in person. To express your interest, Apply to Adopt online and if it's a perfect match you will be shortlisted and contacted via phone by our Adoption Team to discuss the animal in detail.