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Peninsula Cooter

By Brock Yates

Peninsula Cooter Care Sheet The freshwater peninsula cooter is one of the larger aquatic turtles kept as pets. These cooters can grow to be over foot long. As such, they need a large living space to be comfortable. These hardy turtles do not require a lot of attention. Another positive to keeping peninsula cooters is […]

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Pond Sliders

By Brock Yates

Pond Slider Turtles Pond slider turtles are mid-sized aquatic turtles native to North America. This species is popularly kept as pets. They are quite easy to care for and have bright colorations and patterns. This makes sliders the perfect herptiles for beginners. There are basically three types of pond sliders and these are the red-eared […]

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Cooter Turtles

By Brock Yates

Cooter Turtles Cooter turtles are among the largest pond turtles in North America. These turtles are one of the more common turtle species kept as pets. Not only are they gorgeous, but they also cohabitate peacefully with other turtles. These large turtles are found in the southeastern United States. Telling cooters apart can be very […]

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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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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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