The Differences Between Turtles Tortoises and Terrapins

What are the differences between turtles, tortoises and terrapins? The terms 'turtle,' 'tortoise,' and 'terrapin' are often used interchangeably, and depending on which country you are in, may describe a completely different type of 'turtle.' Before you get too concerned about the common names, let us take a step back and identify them as belonging … Continue reading The Differences Between Turtles Tortoises and Terrapins

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Turtle Facts That You Did not Know

The Soviet space program sent tortoises to orbit the Moon in their 1968 launch of the Zond-5 space probe, meaning tortoises orbited the Moon about 3 months before humans. This was a test flight for a possible manned mission to the moon. The Soviets sent a payload of an assortment of living things like wine … Continue reading Turtle Facts That You Did not Know

How Fast the Growth of Painted Terrapin Hatchling?

How fast the growth of Painted terrapin hatchling? A Painted terrapin hatchling, named Roni who was blind from birth, was hatchedon 26 March 2013. Roni did not released back to the wild because he is blind so it is feared that he will not being able to survive well in the wild. Due to this … Continue reading How Fast the Growth of Painted Terrapin Hatchling?

Freshwater turtle crosses the Geographical Barriers

Scientists at the Senckenberg Research Institute in Dresden, together with an international team of researchers, have studied the widely distributed freshwater turtle, Mauremys rivulata. In spite of geographical barriers, the turtles are genetically very similar throughout their vast distribution range. This would indicate that that animals cross hundreds of kilometres of sea. The study is … Continue reading Freshwater turtle crosses the Geographical Barriers

Facts about turtles

Consist of 331 species – turtles, freshwater turtles, tortoises, terrapins and sea turtles - throughout the world. The only place where turtles are can’t live is Antarctica. They are only vertebrates on Earth whose arms connect to their body. The most freshwater turtles are temperature-dependent sex determinant. High temperature produce female, while low temperature produce … Continue reading Facts about turtles

How to care turtles

Keeping turtles require much attention, a long-term commitment, and their routine maintenance requires time set aside each day. With a proper habitat and clean environment, watching your turtle swim, dive and chase his food provides seemingly endless entertainment. Here are some tips for you to keep turtles: Habitat Keep the temperature at 77 to 95 … Continue reading How to care turtles