TURTLES

Why Is My Turtle So Hyper?

If you are a new turtle owner, or if you have never seen your turtle go through a burst of hyperactivity, it might be concerning to see your aquatic friend swimming frantically around his tank, bumping into the glass over and over, or generally acting more hyper and excitable than he normally would.  So, why …

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Why Is My Turtle Looking at Me?

Have you ever caught your pet turtle staring at you, seemingly emotionless and unblinkingly, through the glass of his tank? It can be a bit unnerving, this feeling of being observed and studied by your little reptile. So, is he hungry or bored? Or is he just enjoying the unique brand of reality “show” he’s …

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Why Isn’t My Turtle Growing?

Turtles are such fun pets. They love to swim, bask, and play. We all want to take the best care of our turtles. But sometimes it’s hard to tell when something is wrong and when something is not. This goes for growth patterns, too. Sometimes it’s hard to tell if they’re growing and if they’re …

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Why Is My Turtle’s Shell Shiny?

We love our turtles because of their shells. Their shells do a lot to protect your turtle’s body. But what happens when there’s something wrong with your turtle’s shell? More specifically –  Why is my turtle’s shell shiny? An overall shine on the shell means that your turtle is healthy and is being well taken …

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