How to Identify a Turtle?

Answer Turtles are reptiles known for their slow pace and protective shell in which they live out their lives. Turtles make for good pets for people who do not prefer dogs or cats because of shedding or t... Read More »

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How to Identify Turtle Breed?

You've found a turtle and are considering keeping it as a pet. Before taking it home and naming it, you want to identify the breed. It is important to identify a turtle's breed to be sure it is saf... Read More »

How to Identify a Turtle's Gender?

The identification of a turtle's gender differs from that of furry pets such as cats, dogs and hamsters. The differing characteristics develop more clearly as they mature, making it nearly impossib... Read More »

Are turtle shells supposed to fall off the turtle?

No, turtle shells aren't supposed to fall off. A shell is made from bone and plates made of keratin called scutes. Many freshwater turtles will shed their scutes as they grow but they do not shed t... Read More »

What kind of turtle is a painted turtle?

The range of Chrysemys picta, the painted turtle, extends from coast to coast in the United States and spills over into adjacent areas of Canada and Mexico. This colorful turtle lives in a watery w... Read More »