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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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Turtle Species

Turtle Species​Turtle Species, there are hundreds of different types of turtles. At the moment we have 30 different turtle species on this page. Click on each one to get further information on caring for your turtle.  If you have any pictures or suggestions, please let us know so we can continue to improve our knowledge […]

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Red Ear Slider Turtle Facts

The red ear slider turtle is a small freshwater turtle native to the Mississippi Valley in the southern United States. Description of Red Ear Slider Turtle The 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 […]

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Cumberland Slider (Trachemys scripta troostii)

The Cumberland slider is a subspecies of the Pond slider. This subspecies is native to the Tennessee and Mississippi river drainage areas and the southeast of North America. This turtle is one of the most popular pet turtle species. They are easy to care for as well as friendly. These characteristics make them ideal turtles […]

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Chinese Box Turtle (Yellow-Margined Box Turtle)

The Chinese box turtle is an endangered Asiatic box turtle native to China, Taiwan, and Japan. This species is also known as the Yellow-margined box turtle, shìshéguī (which translates to snake-eating turtle), or Golden-headed turtle. Although this is a hardy turtle, which is quite easy to care for, it is endangered. As such, they are […]

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RazorBack Musk Turtle (Sternotherus Carinatus)

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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American Snapping Turtle

Geographical Region: They are found from south Alberta to Nova Scotia and south to the Gulf of Mexico. Size: Up to 19 inches with males larger than females. Weight: Up to 45 pounds for wild adults; up to 75 pounds for captive adults. Habitat: They like warm shallow waters, buried in the mud with only […]

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