All turtles and reptiles carry Salmonella, which is especially dangerous for children and senior citizens, and the United States has outlawed the selling of small turtles as of 2015, according to the Humane Society. Turt... More »

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Pet turtles are omnivores that eat prepared turtle pellets, leafy greens, crickets and mealworms. It is important to provide a varied diet to a pet turtle to ensure proper nutrition. The prepared turtle pellets will prov... More »

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Pet turtles may live up to 100 years of age in exceptional circumstances, but the average lifespan of most pet turtles is 40 to 50 years, according to About.com. The largest land tortoises live even longer, reaching up t... More »

Snapping turtles eat fish, invertebrates, reptiles, ambphibians, eggs, insects, small mammals, plant matter, mollusks and carrion. The snapping turtle is an omnivore and likely to eat anything that it can handle. It may ... More »

The main physical characteristic of a turtle is its shell, but turtles also have some other, less obvious unique features, such as beaks and a skull that lacks open spaces where other reptiles possess them. The shell con... More »

Turtles are weird, oval-shaped, egg-laying reptiles that have a hard protective shell on their back. Their bald heads make them look like old wise men, their movement is incredibly slow, they appear wrinkly with their sc... More »

As of 2009, there are 270 species of turtles, and more are being discovered. Turtles have been on the Earth for 230 million years and predate dinosaurs. Turtles have developed multiple habitats and live anywhere except t... More »