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The Box Turtle (A Species Like No Other)

By Brock Yates

Box Turtle Facts & Information The Box turtle is one of the best turtles to keep as pets. While there are several box turtle species in existence, the one commonly kept as pets is the eastern box turtle, also known as the common box turtle. This terrestrial turtle is easy to care and doesn’t require […]

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Wood Turtles

By Brock Yates

Wood Turtle Overview & Care Sheet   Wood turtles are interesting turtles to have as pets. Their ornate shells made them aesthetically pleasing and their ‘doglike’ nature makes them loveable. However, just like every other turtle, they should be handled at a minimum. There are two wood turtles kept as pets and these include the North […]

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Map Turtles

By Brock Yates

Map Turtles Map turtles are North American turtles belonging to the genus Graptemys. These turtles can be found throughout the United States. Map turtles are one of the most common turtles kept as pets. This is because of their unique appearance. Map turtles are so-called because of the intricate couture-like patterns on their shells and […]

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Black Knobbed Map Turtle

By Brock Yates

Black Knobbed Map Turtle Care Sheet The black knobbed map turtle is a small to medium-sized Alabaman turtle which belongs to the genus Graptemys. Like other map turtles, the black knobbed map turtle has protruding spikes on its back which give it its other common name – black knobbed sawback turtle. The black knobbed map […]

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Ouachita Map Turtle

By Brock Yates

Ouachita Map Turtle Care Sheet The Ouachita map turtle is one of the less popular map turtles. However, these turtles are easy to care for and have needs which are quite similar to other North American turtles. They are hardy and lively. This turtle also has the contour lines which gives it its common name.  […]

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Northern Map Turtle

By Brock Yates

Northern Map Turtle Care Sheet The northern map turtle is also known as the common map turtle and belongs to the family Emydidae which contains turtles endemic to the Americas. The northern map turtle itself is endemic to North America. This turtle is lively, hardy and easy to care for. Since they are quite common, […]

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Southern Painted Turtle

By Brock Yates

Southern Painted Turtle Care Sheet As the attractive southern painted turtle is common, they are quite easy to find. When getting a southern painted turtle, it is best to get captive-bred. Wild turtles may be infested with parasites. Also, wild turtles may find it difficult to adapt to captive life.   As you may or may […]

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Eastern Painted Turtle

By Brock Yates

Eastern Painted Turtle Care Sheet  The eastern painted turtle, a subspecies of the painted turtle, is a popular turtle native to North America. This North American turtle can be found from southeastern Canada all the Appalachian. Its colorful appearance and docile nature make the eastern painted turtle one of the most popular turtles kept as […]

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Midland Painted Turtle

By Brock Yates

Midland Painted Turtle Care Sheet The midland painted turtle is among the best turtles for a novice as they are active, hardy, and easy to care for. These attractive little turtles are but one subspecies of the painted turtle. Other subspecies include the eastern painted turtle, the southern painted turtle, and the western painted turtle. […]

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The Painted Turtle

By Brock Yates

Painted Turtle Facts and Care Information Painted turtles get their common name from their ornate shells which look painted. The painted turtle is one of the most populous turtle species in North America. They also have a huge geographical range- from northern Mexico to southern Canada.  There are several subspecies of painted turtles including the […]

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