How to Tell if a Soft-Shell Turtle Is a Male or Female?

Answer Soft-shell turtles are the largest freshwater turtles in the world, with the nearly extinct Swinhoe's softshell weighing up to 300 pounds. The turtle is characterized by its soft pancake-shaped she... Read More »

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How to Tell if a Turtle Is Male or Female?

Whether you choose to breed your turtle or not, determining the gender of your pet can be difficult if you don't know what to look for. In this article, you'll learn a few simple ways to determine ... Read More »

How can you tell if your turtle is male or female?

Turtles may look very similar on the surface, but a closer look can tell you much more about your pet. Careful examination of certain physical characteristics can help you determine whether your tu... Read More »

Why Would a Turtle Shell Go Soft?

A turtle's shell provides more than protection from the world; it also provides insight towards a turtle's health. For turtles with hard shells, developing a soft shell (sometimes called soft-shell... Read More »

Is the black soft shell turtle rare?

The black softshell turtle (Aspiderestes nigricans) is an extremely rare species. Their origins are unknown. The entire current population of just 150 to 200 turtles lives in a pond at the Sultan B... Read More »