All posts in "Kinosternidae"
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Yellow Mud Turtle (Yellow Necked Mud Turtle)

By Brock Yates

Yellow mud turtles are great pets for beginners. They are low maintenance and don’t require much to be content. When getting one, make sure you are doing so from a reputable turtle breeder/pet shop. Although they are aquatic, they spend as much time on land as they do in water. Yellow Mud Turtle Facts and […]

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Eastern Mud Turtle

By Brock Yates

Eastern Mud Turtle Care Sheet The eastern mud turtle, also called the common mud turtle, is one of the more popular mud turtles kept as pets. This turtle is lively, hardy and easy to care for. These small carnivorous turtles are endemic to the United States. They are quite long-lived as well. As such caring […]

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Mud Turtles

By Brock Yates

Mud Turtle Facts and Care Sheet Generally kept as pets, mud turtles are easy to care for. These turtles are small and omnivorous. They are called mud turtle as they prefer to live in wet muddy areas such as temporary ponds.  Endemic to North America, there are countless species under the mud turtle genus. However, […]

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Musk Turtle

By Brock Yates

Musk Facts And Care Sheet The musk turtle is among the most popular turtles kept as pets. This interesting turtle is endemic to North America and is considered a terrapin. While the common name usually refers to the common musk turtle, it can also be refer to all musk turtle species such as the razorback […]

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RazorBack Musk Turtle (Sternotherus Carinatus)

By Brock Yates

The razorback musk turtle is one of the more popular musk turtle species to keep as pets. These musk turtles spend almost all their time in water. You can normally find them walking on the bottom of their aquarium, which isn’t uncommon for a musk turtle. An attribute that set this species apart from other […]

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Scorpion Mud Turtle (Kinosternon Scorpioides)

By Brock Yates

Scorpion mud turtles, unlike African mud turtles are native to the Americas. While this aquatic turtle may not be the most popular pet choice, scorpion mud turtles are wonderful pets to keep. They are hardy, inquisitive and playful – all characteristics of great pets. Scorpion Mud Turtle Facts and Information The binomial name of the […]

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Flattened Musk Turtle (Sternotherus Depressus)

By Brock Yates

The flattened musk turtle is a critically endangered species. This makes them difficult to find even though they are easy to care for. Because of their endangered status, be sure to acquire them from reputable breeders only. Flattened Musk Turtle Facts and Information The scientific classification of this turtle is Sternotherus depressus. The flattened musk […]

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Loggerhead Musk Turtle (Sternotherus Minor)

By Brock Yates

Native to the southern United States, the loggerhead musk turtle is akin to the kinosternidae family. They are prevalent in southeastern Tensaw River to the east of Apalachicola River. Like most musk turtles, loggerhead musk turtles are also small in size, but unlike other musk turtles, these have a larger head. Their carapace is about […]

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Striped Mud Turtle (Kinosternon baurii)

By Brock Yates

Belonging to the family of Kinosternidae, the striped mud turtle also known as the three striped mud turtle is prevalent in the Southeastern United States. It gets its name because of the three light tan stripes that run along the length of its shell. Cream colored or light brown lines can also be present on […]

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Common Musk Turtle (Stinkpot Turtle)

By Brock Yates

Native to the United States and Canada, the common musk turtle is akin to the Kinosternidae family. Also known as Sternotherus Odoratus or eastern musk turtles, common musk turtles can live up to 50 years or more. Their unique features include a deep brown face with yellow lines and a highly arched carapace that tends […]