Turtles

What Diseases Do Turtles Carry?

Turtles are some of the most ancient and fascinating reptiles to have as a pet. They make a wonderful addition to aquariums and provide a glimpse into the most ancient origins of the earth itself. But, like having any animal as a pet, we have to understand what it means to care for Turtles, and […]

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Do Turtle Bites Hurt?

When you have a pet turtle, you should expect to get bitten at least once. If it hasn’t happened yet, it might be coming. It is common to wonder if turtles can hurt you when they bite. While turtles don’t have teeth, they do have a beak and very strong jaw muscles, but do turtle […]

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Can Turtles See In The Dark?

Turtles are an amazing creature. Some species of turtle are often spotted at night. This is most often true for sea turtles, who lay their eggs at night. If you are wondering whether turtles can see in the dark or not, you aren’t alone.  Turtles aren’t considered to have night vision, but that doesn’t stop […]

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Do Turtles Yawn?

Anyone who has cared for a turtle has probably noticed their little pet yawning at one time or another. It is adorable to see your tiny reptile basking in its tank yawning as it rests seemingly without a care in the world. But is this really what it looks like? Do turtles yawn? The answer […]

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Where Do Leatherback Sea Turtles Live?

Out of all the turtles liviing in the oceans of the earth, the Leatherback Sea Turtle is one of the largest, oldest species and one of the most interesting. They have the widest distribution because of the great distances they swim, but where do leatherback sea turtles live? With such a huge range of places […]

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Can All Turtles Swim?

There are approximately 356 different species of turtle. They can be found over every continent except Antarctica, and live in both salt and freshwater environments. A group of turtles is amongst the oddest of animal group names, known as a ‘bale of turtles’, but can all turtles swim. In this article, we are going to […]

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Why Are Leatherback Sea Turtles Endangered?

Unfortunately there are many reasons why leatherback sea turtles are endangered. Through this article we will delve into all the factors which surround this tragic topic. We will look into threats such as Pollution, Fisheries, Loss of Habitat and many more factors which you may not have even considered. So why are leatherback sea turtles […]

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How Many Eggs Do Sea Turtles Lay?

If you’ve ever seen a clutch of sea turtle eggs, then you’ll probably have not been able to count how many eggs there are. That’s because sea turtles lay a seemingly large amount of eggs. When you think of sea turtles, your first thought probably goes straight to them being endangered. What you don’t automatically […]