Turtle Breeds

There are many people who have a common question, “What kind of turtle do I have?” If you also have this question in mind then you should know more about turtles and turtle breeds.The following section is a useful guide that will help you to determine what species of turtles… Continue reading

Eastern Painted Turtles

Eastern Painted Turtles or Chrysemys picta picta are among the four subspecies of the Painted Turtles (Chrysemys picta).Their colorful body with yellow and red stripes or blotches reminds of a hand painted canvas. Hence the name ‘Painted Turtles’ has been coined for them.Both the scute and the skin is designed… Continue reading

Turtle Species

Turtles, commonly described as the marine, brackish- or fresh water reptiles of the order Testudine and super order Chelonia.Following are the characteristic features of a few of them:-Chelydra serpentine (American Snapping Turtle) Distribution: Nova Scotia to South Alberta and Mexican Gulf. Size: May grow up to 19 inches; females are… Continue reading

Freshwater Turtles

Freshwater turtles are reptiles and are members of the order Testudines. They are cold blooded creatures, protected by a bony and dome-shaped shell (carapace – upper and plastron – lower part) originated from their rib.A ‘bridge’ connects them at the side of their body. Their feet are club-shaped and webbed.… Continue reading

Endangered Turtles

Turtles are endangered. Unlimited hunting and predation have made them vulnerable to death and caused a number of species of these timid and helpless creatures to be on the verge of extinction.The turtle meat is considered as a delicacy in a number of Asian countries especially for the people living… Continue reading

Leatherback Turtles

Scientific name: Dermochelys coriacea (Only living species under genus Dermochelys) Common names: Leathery turtle, leatherback, trunkback turtle, etc. Habitat: Open ocean (Nest on the sea beach which make their existence endangered!) Distribution: Cosmopolitan. Found in a tropical, sub-tropical and Arctic Ocean. Evolution: It was the Cretaceous era about 110 million… Continue reading

Common pet terrapins

Purchasing your first terrapin is a big step because terrapins aren’t as easy to care for as people think. There is a lot involved in raising these chelonians and keeping them healthy.There is a large variety of foods, habitats and species available which necessarily makes buying a terrapin a journey… Continue reading