Species

Can Box Turtles Swim?

Can Box Turtles Swim?

Box turtles are one of the most common pet turtle. They are docile, pleasant, and friendly creatures that enjoy the company of humans. But, of course, a human’s home is not the natural habitat of a box turtle.The vast majority of turtles enjoy wet environments and the same is true for box turtles. But, can …

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Yellow Bellied Turtle (Yellow Bellied Terrapin)

Yellow-bellied turtles (also known as yellow-bellied terrapins or yellow sliders) are one of the most popular breeds of pet turtles. You can distinguish these turtles by taking a look at their shell, which will usually be brown or black with spots of yellow. Their underbelly is yellow, hence the name. Potential yellow-bellied turtle owners should …

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What Kind of Turtle Do I Have? [Identification Guide]

Anyone can tell the difference between a sea and land turtles (also known as tortoises). But, when it comes to turtles, there are many different subspecies. It’s important to know the different types of turtles and the subspecies of those turtles. If you own or are considering buying a turtle, knowing exactly what species it …

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What Do Tortoises Eat?

Tortoises tend to be found in a lot of areas of the world. These include southern North America and South America, in the Mediterranean basin, in Eurasia, Southeastern Asia, Madagascar, some of the Pacific Islands, and sub-Saharan Africa. Their natural habitat varies widely. It could be anything from deserts to mountains, from near sea level …

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