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Northern Map Turtle

By Brock Yates

Northern Map Turtle Care Sheet The northern map turtle is also known as the common map turtle and belongs to the family Emydidae which contains turtles endemic to the Americas. The northern map turtle itself is endemic to North America. This turtle is lively, hardy and easy to care for. Since they are quite common, […]

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Matamata Turtle (Chelus fimbriata)

By Brock Yates

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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Southern Painted Turtle

By Brock Yates

Southern Painted Turtle Care Sheet As the attractive southern painted turtle is common, they are quite easy to find. When getting a southern painted turtle, it is best to get captive-bred. Wild turtles may be infested with parasites. Also, wild turtles may find it difficult to adapt to captive life.   As you may or may […]

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Eastern Painted Turtle

By Brock Yates

Eastern Painted Turtle Care Sheet  The eastern painted turtle, a subspecies of the painted turtle, is a popular turtle native to North America. This North American turtle can be found from southeastern Canada all the Appalachian. Its colorful appearance and docile nature make the eastern painted turtle one of the most popular turtles kept as […]

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Midland Painted Turtle

By Brock Yates

Midland Painted Turtle Care Sheet The midland painted turtle is among the best turtles for a novice as they are active, hardy, and easy to care for. These attractive little turtles are but one subspecies of the painted turtle. Other subspecies include the eastern painted turtle, the southern painted turtle, and the western painted turtle. […]

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Mud Turtles

By Brock Yates

Mud Turtle Facts and Care Sheet Generally kept as pets, mud turtles are easy to care for. These turtles are small and omnivorous. They are called mud turtle as they prefer to live in wet muddy areas such as temporary ponds.  Endemic to North America, there are countless species under the mud turtle genus. However, […]

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Musk Turtle

By Brock Yates

Musk Facts And Care Sheet The musk turtle is among the most popular turtles kept as pets. This interesting turtle is endemic to North America and is considered a terrapin. While the common name usually refers to the common musk turtle, it can also be refer to all musk turtle species such as the razorback […]

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The Painted Turtle

By Brock Yates

Painted Turtle Facts and Care Information Painted turtles get their common name from their ornate shells which look painted. The painted turtle is one of the most populous turtle species in North America. They also have a huge geographical range- from northern Mexico to southern Canada.  There are several subspecies of painted turtles including the […]

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What Do Turtles Eat?

By Brock Yates

What Do Turtles Eat? If you are like me then you have definitely wondered at some point, ‘What do pet turtles eat?’ or even ‘What do baby turtles eat?’. Knowing what to feed a pet turtle can be perplexing if you don’t have the right information. While turtles may accept a wide variety of foods, […]

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Turtle Identification

By Brock Yates

How to Identify a Turtle Turtles are among the most loved pets in the world and there are countless species of them from huge sea turtles to freshwater turtles and finally land turtles, also known as tortoises. These turtles have a huge array of needs with different types of turtles having different needs. Turtles eat […]

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