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How To Clean A Turtle Shell

By Brock Yates

Turtle Shell Cleaning Guide Cleaning a turtle shell is usually done for 2 purposes. One is to get rid of shell algae and the other is to remove hard water spots. If your turtle is injured, you may need to clean the shell before you treat the injuries. For tortoises, a good cleaning helps them […]

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How To Tell The Gender Of A Turtle

By Brock Yates

One of the most common questions we get at All Turtles is How can you tell if your turtle is a male or female. This guide is aimed at helping you solve that issue. There’s plenty of picture of both Turtles and Tortoises so you can make that distinction yourself. Be sure to watch the […]

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Pyramiding in Tortoises

By Brock Yates

Pyramiding in Tortoises Pyramiding in tortoises is the abnormal excessive upward growth of the scutes (the scutes make up the outer part of the tortoise’s carapace). The growth ends up looking like pyramids on the tortoise’s shell, hence the term – pyramiding. Not only does pyramiding in tortoises look unnatural, but it also comes with […]

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Shell Rot

By Will Bruce

How To Prevent & Treat Shell Rot Shell Rot also known as ulcerative shell disease is a common yet serious condition that can easily be prevented with proper husbandry. Notwithstanding, the misconceptions about it are numerous and persistent. Perhaps most concerning, there is a widespread myth that shell rot only affects aquatic turtles. Quick Reference […]

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Why Is My Turtle Hissing?

By Brock Yates

Hissing Turtle A hissing turtle is usually nothing to worry about. Turtles don’t hiss to intimidate or to threaten. Hissing is down to an involuntary action – retracting into their shell. The hissing sound is produced when the turtle retracts its head into its shell. While the hissing sound itself is involuntary, the action that […]

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Cracked Turtle Shell (What Can Be Done?)

By Will Bruce

What can be done to fix a cracked shell? The first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions a turtle is the shell. This portable body armour is both their defining characteristic and the key to their evolutionary success. I say this because a shell serves as protection from predators, which is a massive […]

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Tortoise Setup

By Brock Yates

Land Turtle Housing Tortoises setups can be done either indoors or outdoors. You can house the tortoise indoors in a tortoise table or a wooden vivarium or you can build an outdoor enclosure. If your tortoise is large, like the sulcata tortoise (which grows to be almost 3 feet in length), you need to house […]

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Turtle Tank Setup

By Brock Yates

Water Turtle Housing Turtle tank setup is one of the most demanding aspects in caring for your semi aquatic and aquatic pet turtle. With the right information, setting up a turtle tank is simple and straightforward. These are several factors to consider when creating the perfect habitat for your reptile friend and these include tank […]

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Box Turtle Setup (A How To Guide)

By Brock Yates

Box Turtle Setup Box turtle setups are more terrestrial than water based with the exception of one species. They can be housed indoors or outdoors. Although box turtles (Terrapene) are pond turtles, box turtles need a terrestrial setup. They can be housed outdoors or indoors depending on preference. With that being said, these turtles are […]

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Can A Turtle Drown

By Will Bruce

Can a turtle drown? Can a turtle drown? I know it sounds like a silly question – but sadly the answer is yes! When watching our Chelonian friends swimming around gracefully, perfectly controlling their buoyancy and speed, it can be hard to imagine the risk that drowning poses to them. The truth of the matter […]

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