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Difference Between Turtles And Tortoises

By Brock Yates

Turtle and Tortoise Differences The differences between turtles and tortoises allow us to better appreciate and understand chelonians. Turtles can be categorized into three broad types. These include sea turtles, freshwater turtles, and land tortoises. When the word turtle is heard or read, what comes to mind are sea turtles and freshwater turtles. Scientifically speaking, […]

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Turtle & Tortoise Laws

By Brock Yates

Turtle & Tortoise Laws overview in the US, Canada, UK, and Australia Turtle Laws vary by location with some states banning owning a pet turtle or tortoise completely. Turtles and tortoises are probably the two reptiles that just about everyone likes. Both belong to the order of Testudines, but in different classification families. The major […]

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Can Box Turtles Swim?

By Brock Yates

Can Box Turtles Swim? We know American pond turtles are aquatic creatures but box turtles appear to be the furthest thing from an aquatic creature. These turtles look just like tortoises. However, with just a little research, you can find out that these turtles actually belong to the family Emydidae which is also referred to […]

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Can Tortoises Swim?

By Brock Yates

Do Tortoises Swim? We know turtles can swim. They are famous for it. What about tortoises, do tortoises swim? While aquatic turtles can swim, sadly land tortoises cannot swim even though some do like to cool off in shallow water. Why can’t tortoise swim but turtles can? Aren’t aquatic turtles and tortoises both chelonians? Well, […]

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Turtles & Salmonella

By Brock Yates

Turtles & Salmonella (Before you get a turtle) So you want to get a turtle, that’s a great idea. But what about turtles & Salmonella? As low maintenance pets, most kids (especially teenagers should have no problem caring for turtles and terrapins such as sliders, cooters, box turtles, or map turtles). However, these innocuous and […]

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Do Turtles Have Ears?

By Brock Yates

Turtles Ears – A Complete Overview When you think of turtles, one of the things that doesn’t come to mind is their hearing. In fact, many assume that turtles lack auditory perception. Well, do turtles have ears? Yes, they do. While they may not have external ears like dogs, cats, and even humans do, they […]

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71 Turtle Gifts For Every Turtle Lover

By Brock Yates

The Best Turtle Gifts for Turtle Lovers Gifts for turtle lovers can be a challenge, but at the same time if you already know what they love, it’s that much easier! Below are 71 of the best turtle gift ideas you can use to get that special person(or yourself) something that will really bring a […]

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Save The Turtle Straws

By Brock Yates

17 Save The Turtle Straws For You Plastic is one of the biggest threats to sea turtles in the ocean and particularly straws. The movement of Save the Turtle Straws is one that started in an effort to reduce then ending up in the ocean in the long run. A while back there was a […]

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What Is The Turtle Symbol Meaning? (With Video)

By Brock Yates

From history to present day there are many belief symbols. Some are of good omens and some are of bad omens. We even see some of these symbols in our dreams. Have you ever wondered what the turtle symbol represents in different cultures and meanings? In this article I summarize some of those symbol beliefs. […]

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Turtle Sounds

By Brock Yates

Do Turtles Make Sounds? While turtles don’t have vocal cords, they are still capable of producing a wide range of noises and sounds. While some of the sounds produced are audible to humans, most aren’t even in the range of human hearing – as such, we don’t hear them. These sounds serve different purposes. Turtles […]

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