Turtle Breeds

If you're thinking of bringing home a turtle as a pet, make sure you know everything you'll need to make him feel comfortable.
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Spiny Softshell Turtle Information and Pictures - PetGuide
There are several subspecies of the Spiny Softshell Turtle, but one thing that makes all of them interesting is their unique shell.
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Alabama Map Turtle Information and Pictures - PetGuide
The Alabama Map Turtle is a beautiful breed that is protected in Alabama and rare in Georgia.
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Florida Box Turtle Information and Pictures - PetGuide
The Florida Box Turtle is an attractive breed, but these animals are high-maintenance.
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Bog Turtle Breed Information and Pictures - PetGuide
The adorable little Bog Turtle is actually one of the smallest of all the turtle breeds on the planet.
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Reeves Turtle Breed Information and Pictures
The Reeve’s Turtle, which is also known as the Chinese Pond Turtle, is a popular breed in the pet world.
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False Map Turtle Information and Pictures - PetGuide
The False Map Turtle is one of several breeds of Map Turtles.
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Yellow-Footed Tortoise Information and Pictures - PetGuide
The Yellow-Footed Tortoise is one of the most popular and beloved tortoise breeds in the pet trade.
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Hermann's Tortoise Information and Pictures - PetGuide
The Hermann’s Tortoise is a popular breed that makes a great pet.
three small turtles sitting on top of a wooden log next to another turtle in a tank
Alabama Red-Bellied Turtle Information and Pictures - PetGuide
Also known as the Alabama Red-Bellied Cooter, the Alabama Red-Bellied Turtle is popular in the pet trade.
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Flattened Musk Turtle Information and Pictures - PetGuide
The Flattened Musk Turtle is one of five species of Musk Turtles.
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Stripe-Necked Musk Turtle Information and Pictures - PetGuide
Stripe-Necked Musk Turtles will be anywhere from olive brown to brown in carapace color.
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European Pond Turtle Information and Pictures - PetGuide
European Pond Turtles can be identified quite easily, thanks to their bright gold or yellow speckling.
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European Pond Turtle Information and Pictures - PetGuide
There are actually 14 regional subspecies of European Pond Turtles.
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European Pond Turtle Information and Pictures - PetGuide
European Pond Turtles are unique and attractive, and are highly sought after as pets.
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North American Wood Turtle Information and Pictures - PetGuide
You can keep the North American Wood Turtle with other types of Wood Turtles, as well as Sliders and Box Turtles.
The North American Wood Turtle is a popular turtle breed, thanks to its friendliness, its endearing personality, and the fact that it is tame and easy to handle. Tortoise Habitat, Fish Pond Gardens, Pet Vet, Pet Clinic, Animal Hospital
North American Wood Turtle Information and Pictures - PetGuide
The North American Wood Turtle is a popular turtle breed, thanks to its friendliness, its endearing personality, and the fact that it is tame and easy to handle.
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North American Wood Turtle Information and Pictures - PetGuide
The North American Wood Turtle is a good choice for pet owners who have never kept a turtle before.
a small turtle is walking on the sand
Mud Turtle Basics, Information and Pictures - PetGuide
The Mud Turtle is a popular breed of turtle that is kept as a pet.
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Loggerhead Musk Turtle Information and Pictures - PetGuide
Once Loggerhead Musk Turtles become comfortable, they will be quite responsive and outgoing rather than shy.
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Loggerhead Musk Turtle Information and Pictures - PetGuide
The Loggerhead Musk Turtle is one of several Musk Turtle species.
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Black Wood Turtle Information and Pictures - PetGuide
The Black Wood Turtle is one of many species of Wood Turtle, but it is the biggest of all of the Wood Turtle breeds.
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Three-Toed Box Turtle Information and Pictures - PetGuide
The Three-Toed Box Turtle is a subspecies of the Common Box Turtle.
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Cagle's Map Turtle Information and Pictures - PetGuide
Cagle’s Map Turtles have been seen in the Guadalupe River, as well as its tributaries.
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Cagle's Map Turtle Information and Pictures - PetGuide
The Cagle’s Map Turtle is endangered and rare.
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Argentine Snake-Necked Turtle Information and Pictures - PetGuide
The Argentine Snake-Necked Turtle is a unique breed of aquatic turtle that is named for its long neck.
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Chicken Turtle Information and Pictures - PetGuide
There are three species of Chicken Turtle: Eastern Chicken Turtle, Florida Chicken Turtle, and Western Chicken Turtle.
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Spotted Turtle Information and Pictures - PetGuide
Spotted Turtles should be handled sparingly and for a short amount of time.
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Spotted Turtle Information and Pictures - PetGuide
There can sometimes be over 125 spots scattered across the face and shell of a Spotted Turtle.
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Spotted Turtle Information and Pictures - PetGuide
The Spotted Turtle is considered one of the smallest turtles in the United States.
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Florida Softshell Turtle Information and Pictures - PetGuide
It is important to know that the Florida Softshell Turtle could exhibit aggressive behavior.