Category: About Turtles

Bog Turtle

The Bog Turtle

The Tiny Bog Turtle The bog turtle (Glyptemys muhlenbergii) is the smallest turtle found in the United States. The largest bog turtle ever found measured only 4.5 inches. Bog turtles are easily identified by the patches of orange found along

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Alligator Snapping Turtle – Deeper Look part 2

Holy Crap that’s a handful of little monsters, ok lets have a closer look on if you had the opportunity to care for an alligator snapping turtle. Alligator snapping turtles inhabit deep water ways such as large rivers, canals, lakes,

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Alligator Snapping Turtle Adult

Alligator Snapping Turtle – Deeper Look part 1

Description The alligator snapping turtle has a large head and thick shell with three ridges that feature large, spiked scales. In contrast, the common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina) has a smoother shell. Snapping turtle have strong, stout heads, powerful jaws,

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alligator snapping turtle baby

Alligator Snapping Turtle – quick facts

Often confused for one another the prehistoric looking Alligator Snapping Turtle and the more widespread Common Snapping Turtle are two very distinct species. Yes it is true that they both share similarities in appearance but everything from their temperament to

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Caring for a turtle

Proper Turtle Care part 3

Maintenance of the Tank We now come to the most important part of turtle care it can literally be a matter of life and death for our amphibious friends.  Carry out regular water changes every week, removing approximately a third

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Caring for a turtle

Proper Turtle Care part 2

More specialized habits Last time we left off on the point that not all turtles were the sameSoft-shell turtles(Trionyx species) are also sometimes available, but their requirements are relatively specific, and they also can grow to a large size, about

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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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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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