Different species of turtles have different weights. While a green sea turtle weighs up to 700 pounds, a speckled tortoise weighs less than 1 pound. Weight also depends on the turtle's age and sex. More »

An adult green sea turtle can weigh as much as 300 to 350 pounds, and the leatherback sea turtle can grow up to 1,500 pounds. Green sea turtles are huge animals that can grow as large as 3 to 4 feet in length, while leat... More »

According to the Red Ear Slider website, turtles of this species stop eating for a variety of reasons. One common problem is that turtles placed in new environments often become stressed, making them inactive and relucta... More »

To identify the species of a turtle, examine the shell, head, color, location and size. Leg and toe shape are also key factors in determining a turtle's type. More »

The speckled padloper tortoise, scientific name Homopus signatus, is the smallest turtle species in the world. Adults of the species reach a maximum length of 3 inches and weigh just 3 ounces. More »

Most turtle species are omnivores, and many species have diets that consists of both meat and vegetables. Aquatic turtles typically have a higher percentage of meat in their diet, consisting of between 65 percent to 90 p... More »

Wild turtles eat shrimp, worms, water plants, frogs and fish, but the specific diet varies depending on the species. Some species of turtles are carnivores and eat only meat, and some eat only vegetation, but the majorit... More »