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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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Leaf Turtles

By Brock Yates

Black-breasted Leaf Turtles There are two species of leaf turtles in this genus: Geoemyda japonica and Geoemyda spengleri. The common name for G. japonica is the Ryukyu black-breasted leaf turtle and the common name for G. spengleri is the Vietnamese black-breasted leaf turtle. Both of these species are rarely bred in captivity and only a […]

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Indian Tent Turtle (Pangshura Tentoria)

By Brock Yates

Indian Tent Turtle Facts The Indian Tent Turtle is a unique, crawling reptile and is aptly named after its tent-like appearance of their high vaulted shells that feature hump-like’ projections on the keel. They have one or two brownish to red dots behind their eyes; a significant marker, which differentiates them from Indian roofed turtles […]

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Reeves Turtle (Chinese Pond Turtle)

By Brock Yates

The Reeves turtle, also known as the Chinese pond turtle belongs to the family Geoemydidae and is native to Asian regions like China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. Their family was called Bataguridae until it changed to Geoemydidae. Reeves Turtle Facts Their scientific name is Mauremys reevesii, and they are also known by an additional name […]

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Chinese Box Turtle (Yellow-Margined Box Turtle)

By Brock Yates

The Chinese box turtle is an endangered Asiatic box turtle native to China, Taiwan, and Japan. This species is also known as the Yellow-margined box turtle, shìshéguī (which translates to snake-eating turtle), or Golden-headed turtle. Although this is a hardy turtle, which is quite easy to care for, it is endangered. As such, they are […]

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Malaysian Box Turtle (Southeast Asian Box Turtle)

By Brock Yates

The Malayan box turtle, also known as the South East Asian box turtle or the domed Malayan box turtle is a subspecies of the Amboina box turtle. However, the name ‘Malayan box turtle’ is commonly used for the entire Amboina box turtle species. These turtles are aquatic and spend almost all their lives in water. […]

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Vietnamese Black Breasted Leaf Turtle (Geoemyda Spengleri)

By Brock Yates

With an average shell (carapace) length of just 4 inches (11 cm), the Black Breasted Leaf Turtle is among of the tiniest turtles ever discovered. Although native to the forests of southeastern Asia, as pets, these little turtles have found their way into many homes all over the world. They are terrestrial and spend very […]

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Ornate Wood Turtle (Painted Wood Turtle)

By Brock Yates

Painted Wood Turtle Care Sheet The painted wood turtle, also known as the ornate wood turtle, is a gorgeous chelonian that makes a great house pet. This hardy turtle doesn’t require much to thrive and is a great starter pet especially when you take its ornate appearance into consideration as well. Although hatchlings are quite […]

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Japanese Turtle (Japanese Pond Turtle)

By Brock Yates

Known as ishigame in its native Japan, the Japanese pond turtle (also called the Japanese stone turtle) is an aquatic turtle that can be found in the freezing fast-flowing waters of Kyushu, Shikoku, and Honshu. They also live in cool ponds and streams as well as in man made water features such as irrigation ditches […]

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