How to Tell the Difference Between a Tortoise, Terrapin and Turtle?

Answer Do you know that many people think that turtles, terrapins and tortoises are the same animal? The classification of these animals varies slightly, depending on the language. This article will tell ... Read More »

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How to Take Care of a Tortoise Turtle?

Although often confused for one another, turtles and tortoises are not the same. Turtles spend the majority of their life in swimming in water, while tortoises are warm-loving land-dwellers. They ... Read More »

The Difference Between Turtle & Snake Eggs?

Turtles and snakes are both reptiles, so in general they have similar reproductive processes. However, because of environmental factors, these two reptiles bear their young in different ways, which... 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 »