Why does my slider turtle have a very soft shell?

Answer Two subspecies of common slider turtles are popular pets: the red-eared slider and the yellow-bellied slider. Both of these subspecies ought to have a solid and hard shell. If any part of a common ... Read More »

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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 »

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

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 »

Soft-Shell Turtle Fishing Laws in Texas?

Several types of soft-shelled turtles are known to live in Texas. Hunters find them in lakes, rivers, lagoons, streams and even ditches filled with water. When they aren't basking in the sun, they ... Read More »