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Red Eared Slider Turtle

Slider Turtle:Chrysemys scripta​ Red Ear Slider: Chrysemys scripta elegan​ Geographical Region: They are found from Virginia to Florida, west to New Mexico, and south to Brazil.Size: From 5 to 12 inches with females larger than males.Habitat: They like calm waters like ponds, marshes, and lakes with soft bottoms and dense vegetation.Food: Carnivorous when they are […]


The Box Turtle (A Species Like No Other)

Box Turtle Facts and Information The box turtle is a species like no other. With a beautifully powerful shell and gentle demeanor, it’s popular among pet owners and wildlife enthusiasts alike. This timid creature is native to both the United States and Mexico, though there is an Asian species of box turtles living in the […]


Pink Belly Sideneck Turtle

Description of Pink Belly Sideneck Turtle Originally found in Papua New Guinea and Australia, this turtle also goes by the name of Red Belly Sideneck Turtle. As the name suggests, the species typically has a red-pink belly with a grey shell and a breastplate of grey-coral pink. There are two yellow stripes on the neck […]


Turtle First Aid

Turtle First AidWhat do you do when your pet turtle becomes sick or injured? Sometimes the cause may be simple and easy to fix. Other times you may need to take your turtle in to see a veterinarian. Below are some quick links to common illnesses, deficiencies, or injuries. Or you can use the “Ask […]


Central American Wood Turtle

Description of Central American Wood TurtleCentral American Wood Turtle (Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima manni) is a turtle species of which a number of species and subspecies come from Central America, with a distribution range from Mexico to Northern Ecuador and Northern Brazil. It lives on the savannahs, in forests and on riverbanks. The distribution area of the […]


Ornate Wood Turtle

Description of Ornate Wood Turtle  The Ornate Wood turtle (Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima manni) is a common freshwater turtle that lives in a variety of aquatic habitats across North America. Although individual wood turtles do not always remain in one aquatic environment throughout a season, habitats that can provide them with more suitable resources for survival are […]


Smooth Softshell Turtle

Smooth Softshell Turtle Smooth Softshell Turtle Description Compared to other turtle species, the smooth softshell turtles are large. The carapaces of the females grow up to 14 inches in length. The male Smooth Softshell Turtle carapaces only reach half of this length. It is very easy to recognize these turtles from the smooth appearance of […]


Red Ear Slider Turtle Facts

Description of Red Ear Slider TurtleThe red ear slider turtle is a small freshwater turtle native to the Mississippi Valley in the southern United States. Red eared sliders are a medium-sized freshwater turtle, generally 125–200 mm long, but can grow up to 350 mm long. Females are usually larger than males (plastron length 150–195 mm, […]


Florida Softshell Turtle

Description of Florida Softshell TurtleThe Florida Softshell Turtle is a species of softshell turtle native to the eastern United States, primarily in the state of Florida. It is the largest of the New World softshell turtles (which are all believed to have originated in the Old World). Individual specimens have been found released to the […]

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