Species

Gopher Tortoise: Diet, Lifespan, Habitat [Ultimate Care Guide]

Gopher Tortoises have lived in the American wilderness for so long that we might as well name these little fellas the original lone rangers. With shells that can reach up to 12 inches high, and an average length of 13 inches long they’re not hard to miss. They weigh between 10-12 pounds. Gopher Tortoises spend …

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African Sideneck Turtle

African Sideneck Turtle (African Mud Turtle) Care Guide

The African Sideneck Turtle is also known as the African mud turtle and is one of the most popular types of turtles owned across the world. The African mud turtle is often confused with a terrestrial turtle, but this little creature is actually an aquatic turtle that requires an aquatic habitat. The African Sideneck Turtle …

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How to Clean Your Red-eared Slider Turtle's Shell

How to Clean Your Red-Eared Slider Turtle Shell? [Step-by-Step Guide]

Some people may assume that a turtle’s shell will need to be cleaned regularly, but this is not always the case. If their enclosure is cleaned and maintained regularly, their shells will not require cleaning. If a turtle’s shell is unclean and needs good scrubbing, this is usually a sign of an unhygienic habitat that …

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