What is the average weight of the painted turtle?

Answer Painted turtles (Chrysemys picta) are small, freshwater turtles native to North America. These turtles weigh an average of 57.50 grams or 2.02 oz. Painted turtles range from 3.5 inches to 10 inches... Read More »

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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 »

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 is a snapping turtle?

Snapping turtles are large in size and can be aggressive under certain circumstances. Their natural habitat is shallow, fresh water, although they have been spotted in brackish (salty) water as wel... Read More »

What do you feed a pet turtle?

Turtles make fun, easy-to-care for pets. When kept in the proper habitat and fed a balanced diet, turtles thrive in captivity. Research your species of turtle's diet in the wild, and try to recre... Read More »