Which aquatic turtle is right for me?

Answer On One Hand: Sliders are Ideal Aquatic Pet TurtlesThe slider (Trachemys scripta) is the common "pet store turtle" in the United States and abroad. They are hardy pets, and given adequate living con... Read More »

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Aquatic Turtle Injuries?

Aquatic turtles are hardy and well-protected animals. After all, they do have a heavy shell into which they can retract to protect themselves. But that shell, or other body parts of the aquatic tur... Read More »

How to Properly Take Care of Your Aquatic Turtle?

Painted turtles, mud turtles and snapper turtles, referred to as aquatic turtles, all prefer to live in the water and require more care than land turtles. If an aquatic turtle is not cared for prop... Read More »

How to Build an Indoor Aquatic Turtle Pond?

Indoor Turtle PondPopularity for turtles as pets has grown and the enclosures that need to be purchased can be expensive. Especially since the popular enclosure are aquariums. This article will exp... 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 »