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Box turtle

Known for having a highly domed upper shell(carapace) and a bottom shell that can completely
shut out predators from getting to them.They range in different patterns and coloration
but commonly have a dark background with red, orange, and yellow markings.
The male's bottom shell are a bit curved while the female's are flat.
The males eyes are known to be brighter(red or orange) than the females(red or brown).
They are omnivores and are very fond of live food like worms, crickets, pink mice and goldfish.
They like live in high-humidity as long as shaded areas nearby like trees, plants and grass.

a box turtle


Wood turtles

Known for being a beautiful green color with intricate swirl markings on their shells.
They Are narrow-headed- designed for eating insects and the females are bigger reaching at 7"
while males are only 4 1/2" in length. They eat eat hard-shelled snails and crayfish
and feed on insects alongside the edge of rivers. They are found in clear, and fast-flowing river water.

a wood turtle


Water turtles

Known for being gray to black in color; some are dark brown even tan but its rare.
Some adult turtles will grow to be 20 while other remain 6"- 8".They eat fish, crayfish, worms, crickets
and feed on aquatic plants (leaves and water lettuce). Habitats ranging
from river, shallow pools to even large lakes some Live in dry marshy pond areas,
they Strive in warm weather. Large or small turtles of this breed can be paired or even kept in threes.

a water turtle


Map turtles

Have a mahogany colored shelled with detailed grooves and peaks and are known
for having a long, twisting neck. The backs of the head are a striped
grayish white color also the adult turtles can grow up to be 10"-12". They do not feed
on commercial turtle food right away but they mostly feed on live fish and earthworms.

a map turtle

Turtle classifications

Semi-terrestrial turtles Aquatic Turtles
Box turtles Water turtles
Wood turtles Map turtles