Category: Basics

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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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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