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Common Musk Turtle (Stinkpot Turtle)

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Native to the United States and Canada, the common musk turtle is akin to the Kinesternidae 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 […]

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Turtle & Tortoise Terms

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A glossary of turtle and tortoise terminology Amazon swords: A freshwater aquatic plant Anachris: A freshwater weed Anal scutes: The scutes on the rear plastron; can be different shapes for male or female Annuli: Pattern of growth rings on the scutes of tortoises Anterior: Towards the head, the front Antibiotic: A chemical substance derivable from a mold or bacterium that kills […]

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Chinese Softshell Turtle (Pelodiscus Sinensis)

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Native to East Asia, the Chinese Softshell Turtle (Pelodiscus sinensis) is an exotic-looking turtle with leathery shells and a snorkel-like nose. These aquatic turtles can grow up to 10-13 inches (shell length), and the males are usually smaller than the females but not by much. This species of turtle belongs to the softshell family, Trionychidae, […]

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Snake Necked Turtles

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The Snake necked turtle is a common name attributed to many species of turtles with their strikingly long necks inspiring their name and popularity. Their biological classification is complex and evolving with new discoveries and methods. Snake Necked Turtles Facts and Information The way they withdraw their long necks by bending it sideways in front […]

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The Chicken Turtle (American Snake Necks)

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The chicken turtle is one of the uncommon species of turtle which are mostly found in the southeast of the United States. Their scientific name is Deirochelys Reticularia as they belong to the subfamily of the species commonly known as deirochelyiane. The name “chicken” is a reference to the taste of their meat. They are […]

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Blanding’s Turtle (Emydoidea Blandingii)

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The Blanding’s turtle, also known as “semi-box turtle,” is a beautiful semi-aquatic turtle. They are considered a medium-sized turtle with a maximum length of around 10 inches. The unique feature that distinguishes them from other species is the prominent yellow neck and chin. Their upper shell is usually dark, with tiny yellow spots all over […]

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Pig Nosed Turtle (The Fly River Turtle)

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The pig-nosed turtle is known by many names such as the Fly River turtle and pitted shell turtle. Their species spans back to 70 million years before the extinction of dinosaurs, making them utterly ancient. They are also the last survivors of their family, which makes them highly exotic. Their nose resembles a pig, and […]

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Mississippi Map Turtle (Graptemys pseudogeographica kohni)

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Mississippi Map Turtle The Mississippi map turtles, also known as the “sawback” turtles, are popular with reptile hobbyists as their lively aquatic disposition and striking appearance make for interesting pets. Facts and Information The “sawback” name is derived from the turtle’s saw-like raised back. Apart from the shape of the shell, another distinguishing feature of […]

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The Box Turtle (A Species Like No Other)

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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 […]

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Pink Belly Sideneck Turtle (Red Belly Sideneck Turtle)

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Originally found in Papua New Guinea and Australia, this turtle also goes by the name of Red Belly Sideneck Turtle. Recommended Products ZooMed ReptiTherm Under Tank Heater (30 – 40 Gallons) Zoo Med Heat and UVB Basking Spot Lamp and Reptile Florescent Combo Pack Pink Belly Sideneck Turtle Facts As the name suggests, the species […]

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