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Caring for a turtle

Proper Turtle Care

In the past, pond sliders in the guise of the related yellow-bellied and red-eared (Trachemys scripta) were commonly kept as pets, but other more suitable species are now available. Always check the likely adult size of any turtle that appeals

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Why do turtles hibernate?

Most turtles hibernate. The further turtles are away from the equator the sooner and the longer they take a winter “nap”. The closer to the equator means it’s warmer and the turtle may not hibernate. Sea turtles do not hibernate.

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Box Turtle Care

Basics About Box Turtle Care Learn the basics of box turtle care. There are two species of box turtles, with 6 subspecies of  North American Box Turtle. This species are the Florida Box Turtle, Desert Box Turtle, Gulf Coast Box

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General Turtle Information

Turtles are reptiles with hard shells that protect them from predators. They are among the oldest and most primitive groups of reptiles, having evolved millions of years ago. Turtles live all over the world in almost every type of climate.

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