Playing with pet turtles

12/22/2015 20:35:03 PM

Aquatic turtles play Here’s a few short clips I had made of my wife playing with our pet red ear slider (RES) turtles, Rex and Cinderella. Rex the male turtle, is on the left and tries to bite the toy first then Cinderella, the female on the ...

How fast do pet turtles grow?

09/03/2013 08:17:19 AM

If you have pet turtles, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve wondered yourself “how fast do pet turtles grow?” Turtle Growth Rate Factors The answer, it depends. Here’s why: what kind of turtle is it? Different species g

Father’s Day Turtle Gifts

05/30/2013 07:17:38 AM

Ahhh, father’s day. What to get a gift for the day to honor this man in your life (if you are blessed to have one, as they are getting harder to find these days). Not all men want to go all out with saying ‘TURTLES!!’ and most would

Where do your pet turtles live?

04/04/2013 07:47:23 AM

Turtles come in many sizes (and grow!) and in many varieties. Thus, they can be housed in a variety of ways standard and creative ways as well. Most commonly, I believe, they are housed and live in an indoor aquarium. But is this assumption ...

Red Ear Slider and Ouchita Map Turtles George & Jorge

02/28/2013 08:19:20 AM

Reader Rew shares pictures of his pet turtles, George and Jorge, in their tanks. George is a 3 year old red ear slider turtle: George was found at a flea market in MS. At the time Rew knew nothing about properly taking care of pet turtles and ...

The changing turtle plastron pattern

02/01/2013 07:32:58 AM

Most pet turtles (I’d say they’re mostly aquatic turtles) have beautiful plastron shell patterns that change as the turtle get older, bigger, and matures. Continuous shell shedding and growth ensures that the belly part of the shell (the ...

Buying Turtles and Reptiles Online

12/21/2012 09:31:51 AM

If you’re looking to purchase a pet turtle or pet reptile online, it is best to prepare for your new pet reptile ahead of time! Live animals are always sent through the United States Postal Service, and the post office will typically call ...

How to keep a turtle tank clean

10/08/2012 01:51:50 AM

Keeping aquatic turtles and the aquariums they are housed in clean-looking and stink smell free is easier than most people think. There are three basic principles to keep in mind when maintaining a turtle tank and keeping it clean. They are ...

Survery Results: What’s your favorite brand of pet turtle food?

08/19/2012 23:31:59 PM

Based on 76 answers, the following are the survey results for the question “What is your favorite brand of pet turtle food?” This is a review of the answers provided to this pet turtle care related question. From all (100% of) voters, the ...

Peach the RES and Myrtle & Snappy, yellow bellied sliders

10/10/2011 22:12:49 PM

Because it’s been a while since we’ve featured submitted pet turtle pictures, here’s two: Reader Juan shares with us a picture of his hatchling pet red ear slider turtle, Peach. Juan says he misses her a lot… That is one cute

What’s your favorite brand of pet turtle food?

09/26/2011 13:42:01 PM

Since most pet turtles do not regularly eat home-prepared food (from our turtle poll results – only 22% get home prepared food at least weekly), it can be safely stated that most pet turtles get commercial pet food purchased from a store or ...