How to Identify a Turtle?


To identify a turtle you will need to look closely at the turtle. Each different species of turtle will have different shell, head, and leg color, and also different patterns and shapes in the shell, and different proportions in the head and neck. You can find more information here:
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How to Identify a Turtle
Turtles are reptiles known for their slow pace and protective shell in which they live out their lives. Turtles make for good pets for people who do not prefer dogs or cats because of shedding or the more-involved care that mammals require. Turtles are... More »
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