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Turtle Basking

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All About Turtle Basking Humans aren’t the only species that enjoy sunbathing on a sunny day. Turtles sunbathe too. However, they do so for very different reasons. While humans may sunbathe as a way of receiving a tan, turtles sunbathe (scientifically known as basking) to regulate their internal body temperature. Unlike mammals, reptiles are cold-blooded. […]

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DIY Turtle Basking Area

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How To Make A Turtle Basking Area Providing a basking platform for your turtle is a task you need to complete even before you acquire a turtle. Most turtles need to bask several hours a day and need a basking area to do so comfortably. Basking enables the turtle to dry off (this retards fungal […]

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Sleeping Turtle

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Turtles like any other animal need to rest. Most pet turtles are diurnal and as such sleep at night. To ensure the turtle sleeps well, turn the lights off during the evening. Try and maintain a day-night cycle. This means that the lights in the turtle’s aquarium need to be on for 10-12 hours each […]

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Leaf Turtles

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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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How To Clean A Turtle Tank

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Turtle Tank Cleaning While caring for a turtle is not as demanding as caring for other pets such as dogs and cats, a lot goes into ensuring they are healthy and happy. You got to feed them well-balanced meals and given nutrient/mineral supplements, provide the needed UVB lighting & heating, take them for regular vet […]

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How To Breed Turtles

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Turtle Breeding Guide Turtles breeding requires patience and probably an incubator to regulate the incubation process. Regardless of how long it takes, turtle breeding is a simple process as long as you have the needed information. This article seeks to provide potential breeders as well as veteran breeders with the information needed to successfully breed […]

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How Much Do Turtles Cost?

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How Much Does a Pet Turtle Cost? Before you get a turtle or a tortoise, you need to consider the cost of acquiring one as well as its upkeep. Unlike common pets (such as cats and dogs), turtles require a dedicated enclosure where conditions (such as temperature, humidity, and lighting) emulate that of their natural […]

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Eastern Mud Turtle

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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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Can Turtles Breathe Through Their Butts?

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Can Turtles Breathe Out Of Their Butt? Many species of turtles such as sliders, Japanese pond turtles, painted turtles, and many others, can stay submerged underwater for extended periods (several months). This is necessary when they need to hibernate during winter when the temperatures drop below freezing and most ponds are covered in a lid […]

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Black Knobbed Map Turtle

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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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