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Texas Map Turtle (Graptemys versa)

Texas Map Turtle Facts A Texas map turtle is a semi aquatic basking turtle that has an elliptical shaped body. It has a keeled carapace and one row of knobs going down their back. The males are characterized by a longer broader tails while the females have shorter, thinner tails. Males don’t have long foreleg […]

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Indian Tent Turtle (Pangshura Tentoria)

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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Matamata Turtle (Chelus fimbriata)

Description of the Matamata Turtle The matamata turtle may not be the cutest turtle but it certainly comes with unique attributes that are fascinating to say the least. First, it is a rugged turtle whose carapace looks like a bark with a neck that resembles a leaf. Its neck is much longer than its vertebrae. […]

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Eastern River Cooter (Pseudemys Concinna Concinna)

The eastern river cooters are freshwater turtles that live on the eastern side of United States. Quick Reference Geographical Region: They are found from the coastal plains of southeastern Virginia to southeastern Alabama. Size: Up to 12 inches in length. Habitat: They hang out in the backwater near an open body of water. Food: Herbivorous, […]

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Turtle FAQs

Listed below are some of the most common turtle questions that owners are asking. Summary of Common Turtle Questions Covered Q: I’m thinking of getting a turtle for my child, what is the first step in doing so? Q: Okay. We’ve talked it over and we understand the responsibility of caring for a pet turtle. […]

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Reeves Turtle (Chinese Pond Turtle)

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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Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina)

The common snapping turtle is a large North American freshwater turtle that can live up to a 100 years. As pets, they are relatively easy to care, but they require a lot of room and a long-term commitment. While timid and gentle underwater, these turtles are aggressive and combatant once out of water. They are […]

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Ornate Box Turtle (Terrapene Ornata Ornata) [Video]

Native to North America, the tiny ornate box turtle is a popular breed of land turtle kept as a pet. While the ornate box turtle is a good swimmer, it isn’t an aquatic turtle and can drown if placed in water. They are listed as threatened in Illinois and are protects in six other states. […]

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Spiny Softshell Turtle (Apalone Spinifera) [Video]

The spiny softshell turtle is commonly referred to as the Gulf Coast spiny softshell. These aquatic turtles are bimodal breathers – this means they can breathe both underwater and on land. This turtle isn’t the only species that can do that. The Japanese pond turtle is also known to spend weeks and even months at […]

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Yellow Bellied Turtle (Yellow Bellied Terrapin)

The yellow belly turtle is one of the many turtle species out there. Generally this type of turtle is found in the Eastern United States, but, is also found in the UK. Yellow Bellied Slider Turtle Facts and Information They have different names according to the region including Slider and Yellow Bellied Terrapin. Its scientific […]

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