Yellow Belly Slider
If you are thinking of buying a turtle for the first time, consider a yellow bellied slider. This slider, easily recognized by its yellow belly, is the best species for beginning turtle keepers, as is its relative, the red-eared slider. They have a high rate of survival in captivity, and have been a [...]
Keeping this special creature safe and healthy requires a great deal of very special turtle information and know-how. Before buying a turtle, a prospective owner should learn a lot - from proper housing, temperature, environment and food, to holding, picking up, and transporting his new pet.
How to Hold a Turtle
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As a beginning turtle keeper, if you don’t know anything about turtle mating then you must read this…
Turtle mating occurs in early to late spring, as well as, late summer to early autumn. More often, though, turtle mating comes after hibernation.
In fact, this is the first thing that comes to their minds once they are [...]
The very first care the hatchling turtles receive will come from you, and this will occur as soon as the female lays her eggs and incubation begins. To ensure that nothing happens as this process takes place, know when to expect the eggs to hatch. Once you have already determined the proper time, start checking [...]
Like other animals, turtles live to various ages. There are different turtle age spans varying from species or types. In fact, turtles can outlive their owners. Some survive 10, 25, 40 or 100-plus years here on earth! Aquatic species can survive for 70 years, while some of the land tortoises can live 150 years.
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If you are considering owning turtle pets, think again. It is not easy. In fact, it requires your commitment, money, and critical thinking. For one, do not be easily persuaded by turtle sellers when they say these animals are easy to keep because they do not demand much attention. This is not so true. Turtles will [...]