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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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 »

The Uses for Turtle Wax?

Though the Turtle Wax brand of car wax is famous for its long-time association with waxing and maintaining a car's paint job, there a number of people who have found other uses for the popular wax ... Read More »

How to Pet a Turtle?

For those of you who own a pet turtle/tortoise, this is how to pet one without injuring the turtle.