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Turtle Species

Terrestrial Turtles

Aquatic Turtles

There are several  species of turtles you can keep as pets.  Here are four of the most popular ones:

Box Turtles (Genus Terrapene ornata ornata)

Sliders (Genus Trachemys) 

Mud Turtles (Genus Kinosternon and Sternotherus) 

Painted Turtles (Genus Chrysemys)

Turtle Anatomy

Turtle Shells: Graphic explanation of the turtle's shell.

Turtle Books: Books on keeping turtles as pets.




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