8 Essentials For Setting Up A Propper Box Turtle Habitat

Box turtle habitat

This article will focus on eastern box turtles, and not the western ornate box turtle or the desert box turtle. Check here and here respectively to see our guides on those turtles as they require a much different habitat. The eastern box turtle has many different varieties. Three-toed box turtle, Gulf Coast box turtle, Florida … Read more

Can Turtles Breathe Underwater? The Answer Isn’t What You Expected

Can Turtles Breathe Underwater

It’s an interesting subject. There are so many varieties of turtles, such as sea turtles, box turtles, painted turtles, snapping turtles. But none of them have gills. So can turtles breathe underwater? The question has a fascinating answer actually. Can turtles breathe underwater? Yes and No. Outside of hibernation, Turtles come to the surface for … Read more

Why Is My Turtle Not Eating? Important Reasons to Consider

Why Is My Turtle Not Eating? Important Reasons to Consider

Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for turtle owners to be concerned about why their pet is not eating. By far one of the most common questions we get is “why is my turtle not eating?” I think it’s safe to say all turtle owners have been here one time or another, so let’s get right down … Read more

Extending your red-eared slider lifespan

Extending your red eared slider lifespan

Are you looking for a way to keep your red eared slider alive longer? The average lifespan of a captive red-eared slider is 10-15 years. Did you know that by following these simple steps, we can actually extend that to 20 years and in some cases even push 25+? You will be able to keep … Read more

Snapping Turtles – What, Who, How, and Where

snapping turtles

Do you know what snapping turtles are? Snapping turtles are a type of turtle that has the ability to snap their jaws shut with enough force to break a bone! They can also hold on tight and refuse to let go if they bite something. These fascinating creatures have existed for over 210 million years, … Read more

What do Musk Turtles Eat And Other Important Information

What do Musk Turtles Eat And Other Important Information

The common musk turtle is a popular pet choice for many people. However, there are some things that you might not know about these awesome creatures. In this article, we will discuss what they eat as well as other interesting facts! What do must turtles eat? Musk turtles are omnivores and eat both plants (vegetation) … Read more

What Do Painted Turtles Eat, And More!

What Do Painted Turtles Eat, And More

The painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) is a North American native commonly found in forested wetlands and along streams. The painted turtle lives in slow, freshwater areas around the U.S., and from coast to coast. The turtle is the only species of the genus Chrysemys, Painted turtle is part of the pond turtle family, Emydidae. It’s … Read more

Why Do Turtles Suddenly Die? | 5 Reasons

why do turtles die suddenly

Turtles are fascinating creatures that can be enjoyed in many different ways, but sometimes they die suddenly for no clear reason. It’s hard to know why this happens, but there are a few common factors that might contribute to the death of your turtle. In this blog post, we’ll explore five reasons why turtles suddenly … Read more

How long does it take Turtle Eggs to Hatch?

How long does it take Turtle Eggs to Hatch

How long does it take turtle eggs to hatch? It depends on a variety of factors, including the type of turtle and how old they are. For example, red eared sliders can take anywhere from 42-90 days for their eggs to hatch. African sideneck turtles have a 60 day incubation period before their eggs begin … Read more