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How to Care for Your Three-Toed Box Turtle

How to Care for Your Three-Toed Box Turtle

Three-toed box turtles (Terrapene carolina triunguis) are small to medium-sized, terrestrial turtles native to the central United States. They generally prefer moist woodlands for habitat, although they can sometimes be found in hardwood swamps. They like having access to plenty...

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How to Care for Your Spotted Turtle

How to Care for Your Spotted Turtle

The spotted turtle (Clemmys guttata) is a small, semi-aquatic reptile found along the eastern coast of the United States, as well as most of the Great Lakes area. They prefer quiet, slow-flowering bodies of water with plenty of vegetation, including...

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How to Care for Your Reeve’s Turtle

How to Care for Your Reeve’s Turtle

Reeve’s Turtles (Mauremys reevesii) are medium-sized, semi-aquatic, diurnal reptiles native to east Asia. Like most freshwater turtles, they prefer habitats that feature bodies of slow-moving or still water with a soft bottom, basking opportunities, and plenty of aquatic vegetation. Hatchling...

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How to Care for Your Red-Eared Slider

How to Care for Your Red-Eared Slider

Red-eared sliders (Trachemys scripta scripta) are large, semi-aquatic, diurnal reptiles native to much of North America. They are one of the most common turtles on the continent, as well as prolifically invasive in many parts of the world, where they...

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How to Care for Your Painted Turtle

How to Care for Your Painted Turtle

Painted turtles (Chrysemys picta) are medium-sized, semi-aquatic, diurnal reptiles native to much of North America. They are one of the most common turtles on the continent, and can be found in just about any slow-moving or still body of freshwater...

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How to Care for Your Ornate Box Turtle

How to Care for Your Ornate Box Turtle

Ornate box turtles (Terrapene ornata ornata) are small to medium-sized, terrestrial turtles native to the American Midwest. They generally prefer plains, prairies, and open woodlands for habitat, often with sandy soil. Ornate box turtles are generally 4-6” long, and despite...

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How to Care for Your Mud Turtle

How to Care for Your Mud Turtle

The mud turtle (Kinosternon sp.) is a small, semi-aquatic reptile that is quite widespread. Populations can be found in the southeastern US, Mexica, Central America, and the northern half of South America. They prefer shallow, stagnant bodies of fresh water...

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How to Care for Your Musk Turtle

How to Care for Your Musk Turtle

The musk turtle (Sternotherus odoratus) is also known as the stinkpot turtle. They are a small, aquatic, nocturnal reptile with populations throughout the eastern United States. They naturally occur in the shallows of freshwater ponds, lakes, swamps, and other slow-flowing...

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How to Care for Your Common Map Turtle

How to Care for Your Common Map Turtle

The common map turtle (Graptemys geographica) is a medium-large, semi-aquatic, diurnal reptile native to the northeastern quadrant of the United States. They prefer large bodies of water such as rivers, ponds, and lakes, with plenty of available basking sites. Common...

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How to Care for Your Eastern Box Turtle

How to Care for Your Eastern Box Turtle

Eastern box turtles (Terrapene carolina carolina) are small to medium-sized, terrestrial turtles native to the eastern United States. They generally prefer moist woodlands for habitat, although they may also be found in swamp areas. They like having access to lots...

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How to Care for Your African Sideneck Turtle

How to Care for Your African Sideneck Turtle

The African sideneck turtle (Pelusios casteneus) is also known as the West African mud turtle. They are a large, semi-aquatic, diurnal reptile with populations in western and central Africa. They are highly adaptable, found in a variety of freshwater habitats...

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