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Mud Turtles (Kinosternon Subrubrum)

Mud Turtles Mud turtles refer to the small semi-aquatic freshwater turtles. This species of turtle is generally found living on land and water. The color of their outer shell is generally olive to dark brown. Their beak is found to be slightly curved. Mud turtle diet Mud turtles are omnivorous meaning they eat both meat […]

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Turtle, Tortoise, Terrapin

Have you ever wondered, whats the difference between a turtle, tortoise, or terrapin? Below are the terms, take a look! By definition these are: Turtle: Any of various aquatic and land reptiles having a bony shell and flipper-like limbs for swimming When someone says turtle, this generally means a Water Turtle. Tortoise: Usually herbivorous land […]

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Can a fish tank be reused for a turtle

Reusing a Fish Tank Can I reuse a turtle tank for fish?Can a fish tank be reused for a turtle? The Short answer to this question is yes, but there are some requirements beforehand.There is a chance that your fish/turtle/other pet had some kind of bacteria associated with it that may cause harm to other […]

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Giving up your Turtle

Have you noticed that there are moments in your life when you need to give up someone or something just because you need to? And why is the word ‘goodbye’ inevitable even for pets? Sometimes circumstances such as this just come so perfectly untimely like a bad joke on your feelings when you have already […]

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Found Turtle

Image is courtesy of Jenni Bodey I found a turtle, what should I do? There are a few questions you should ask yourself. Check out the tips below. Don’t do anything at all. If the turtle is in its natural habitat and is safe, then you will be doing more damage to it by taking […]

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Wood Turtle (Glyptemys Insculpta)

Wood Turtle Facts Geographical Region: They are found in the eastern panhandle of Florida. Size: Up to 9 inches in length. Habitat: They live on land and in water; marshes and woodlands. Food: Omnivorous, they eat worms, slugs, snails, insects, and plants. Interesting Fact: These turtles are now an endangered species because they were once […]

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Spotted Turtle (Clemmys Guttata)

Geographical Region: They are found from Maine to Florida. Size: An average of 4 inches, less than 5 inches in length. Habitat: They prefer quiet marshy meadows and shallow ponds. Food: Omnivorous, they eat worms, slugs, snails, insects, melons, and butter lettuce. Interesting Fact: These turtles like to hide under plants, sticking just their head […]

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Turtle First Aid – Turtle Shell Repair

​How can I repair my turtle’s shell? Unfortunately, this is not a do it yourself kind of thing. If your turtle has a cracked shell, it needs to go to a vet. The animal will need anesthetic and professional care to ensure it is properly taken care of and no infections form. If you find […]

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Turtle First Aid – Turtle Not Eating

​My turtle is not eating Is the temperature of the tank warm enough? If turtles get too cold, they don’t eat as much and start thinking about their long winters nap. Does your turtle like the food you are offering? Some turtles, like humans, are very picky eaters. They have their favorites and their not […]

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Turtle First Aid – Turtle Prolapse

Does my turtle have prolapse?​ What is happening is the turtle’s insides are coming out of the opening on the tail. It is the intestines and their reproductive organs. This doesn’t hurt much, but it is very annoying. It’s a normal occurrence, and no one knows why it happens. The turtle is not aware of […]

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