The difference between a turtle and a tortoise is that a turtle lives in or near water, and a tortoise is more terrestrial. Turtles tend to have webbed feet, and marine turtles have flippers. The feet of a tortoise are l... More »

To take care of a turtle, change the water in the turtle's tank once a week, thoroughly clean the entire tank once or twice a month, and feed the turtle four or five times a week. Taking care of a turtle is an ongoing pr... More »

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When the temperature of the water in a red-eared slider's environment drops below a certain temperature, the turtle's metabolic system slows down and he loses his appetite. RedEarSlider.com states that this is one reason... More »

The hinge-back tortoise has a hinge, which is known as a carapace, across the back portion of its shell. It lives in savannas in tropical and subtropical Africa. The tortoise eats insects, snails, slugs, dead frogs, tadp... More »

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The Egyptian tortoise, known as Kleinmann's tortoise, belongs to the Testudinidae family of land-dwelling turtles and is native to the North African coast. The colors on the Egyptian tortoise's high-domed shell may inclu... More »

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There are two types of snapping turtles: the common snapping turtle and the alligator snapping turtle, both of which are relatively large predatory freshwater turtles. Alligator snapping turtles are the larger of the two... More »

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Pet turtles require a balanced diet that includes commercial turtle pellets, leafy green vegetables, mealworms, crickets, waxworms and fruit. Mixing and matching a variety of foods each day is ideal for a turtle's diet. More »