Turtle Care

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This board is dedicated towards pins from TurtleHolic on the topic of proper turtle husbandry (care). Turtles aren't "set them and forget them" animals. They take a lot of upkeep and care! :)

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TurtleHolic: Clear, Simplified, How-To Guides for Pet Turtle Owners

The purpose of TurtleHolic; to breakdown, simplify and give pet turtle owners both the information they are looking for, and the information they need.

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The Cost of a Pet Turtle

Are you considering buying a new turtle or tortoise and are curious about how much one costs?

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TurtleHolic: Clear, Simplified, How-To Guides for Pet Turtle Owners

The purpose of TurtleHolic; to breakdown, simplify and give pet turtle owners both the information they are looking for, and the information they need.

Is it harmful to smoke around turtles?

TurtleHolic: Clear, Simplified, How-To Guides for Pet Turtle Owners

The purpose of TurtleHolic; to breakdown, simplify and give pet turtle owners both the information they are looking for, and the information they need.

This article shows a bunch of cheap supplies for a turtle tank. With this setup, you can have a cheap turtle tank setup for under $200. This includes a turtle tank, light for turtle tank, filter, heater, and turtle food. Turtle Care, Pet Turtle, Turtle Tank Setup, Filter, Pie, Food, Torte, Cake, Fruit Pie

TurtleHolic: Clear, Simplified, How-To Guides for Pet Turtle Owners

This article shows a bunch of cheap supplies for a turtle tank. With this setup, you can have a cheap turtle tank setup for under $200. This includes a turtle tank, light for turtle tank, filter, heater, and turtle food.

This article explains where to buy turtle food online. I prefer to buy my turtle pellets at chewy.com Turtle Care, Pet Turtle, Turtle Supplies, Types Of Turtles, Red Eared Slider, Food Online, Pet Store, Food Items, Gourmet Recipes

TurtleHolic: Clear, Simplified, How-To Guides for Pet Turtle Owners

The purpose of TurtleHolic; to breakdown, simplify and give pet turtle owners both the information they are looking for, and the information they need.

What can you feed a snapping turtle? What type of food do snapping turtles eat? Common Snapping Turtle, Alligator Snapping Turtle, Turtle Care, Pet Turtle, Small Insects, Environmental Change, Moving Water, Natural Instinct, Crocodiles
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TurtleHolic: Clear, Simplified, How-To Guides for Pet Turtle Owners

The purpose of TurtleHolic; to breakdown, simplify and give pet turtle owners both the information they are looking for, and the information they need.

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TurtleHolic: Clear, Simplified, How-To Guides for Pet Turtle Owners

The purpose of TurtleHolic; to breakdown, simplify and give pet turtle owners both the information they are looking for, and the information they need.

Turtles and fish are fundamentally different because turtles come to the surface to breathe air. Fish process oxygen in the water through their gills. Air pumps are especially helpful in aquariums with lots of fish and little surface area. They aren’t needed in turtle tanks except under certain circumstances, such as aquariums with fish or tanks that have slime problems.
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Do Turtle Tanks Need Air Pumps?

Turtles and fish are fundamentally different because turtles come to the surface to breathe air. Fish process oxygen in the water through their gills. Air pumps are especially helpful in aquariums with lots of fish and little surface area. They aren’t needed in turtle tanks except under certain circumstances, such as aquariums with fish or tanks that have slime problems.

If your turtle is behaving aggressively towards you it is most likely because it is either stressed or afraid. On the other hand, if you have a turtle acting aggressively towards other turtles, it is generally because of one of the following; cramped habitat space, competition over food or a basking area, a mating ritual, or due to their aggressive nature.
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Why Is My Turtle Aggressive?

If your turtle is behaving aggressively towards you it is most likely because it is either stressed or afraid. On the other hand, if you have a turtle acting aggressively towards other turtles, it is generally because of one of the following; cramped habitat space, competition over food or a basking area, a mating ritual, or due to their aggressive nature.

Turtles’ shell color changes as they grow and age. Turtles that are covered in bright greens or yellows as babies often develop into darker colors as they get older. For virtually every turtle species that I have researched, some degree of color change is inevitable. On the other hand, if your turtle’s shell color isn’t darkening or dulling but lightening or whitening, the most likely reason is hard water. Turtle Care, Pet Turtle, Hard Water, Dark Colors, Getting Old, Turtles, Whitening, Color Change, Counter
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Why Is My Turtle Losing Color?

Turtles’ shell color changes as they grow and age. Turtles that are covered in bright greens or yellows as babies often develop into darker colors as they get older. For virtually every turtle species that I have researched, some degree of color change is inevitable. On the other hand, if your turtle’s shell color isn’t darkening or dulling but lightening or whitening, the most likely reason is hard water.

If your turtle's shell looks dry, it's probably because of one of these three reasons. And fortunately, they are all easy fixes!

Why Your Turtle's Shell Looks Dry

If your turtle’s shell looks dry, it’s probably because of one of these three reasons. And fortunately, they are all easy fixes! Read more at TurtleHolic.com.

Some food, like chocolate, is horrible to give to turtles. However, other foods owners give are just as awful. So, just what foods are bad for turtles? Turtle Care, Pet Turtle, Raw Chicken, How To Cook Chicken, Like Chocolate, Turtles, Fish, Foods, Pets

What Foods Are Bad for Turtles?

Some food, like chocolate, is horrible to give to turtles. However, other foods owners give are just as awful. So, just what foods are bad for turtles?

Make sure you do each and every one of these things, in order to prevent your turtle from contracting a deadly respiratory infection. Pet Turtle Care, Red Eared Slider Turtle, Tortoise As Pets, Turtle Pond, Nature Study, Pet Life, Ponds, Turtles, Reptiles

How to Prevent a Respiratory Infection

Make sure you do each and every one of these things, in order to prevent your turtle from contracting a deadly respiratory infection.

If you have a sick, injured or new turtle, it may be best that you dry-dock or isolate it for a period of time. Here is how to safely quarantine a turtle. Turtle Care, Pet Turtle, Salt And Water, Turtles, Sick, Period, Pets, Tortoises, Turtle

When and How to Quarantine A Sick Turtle

If you have a sick, injured or new turtle, it may be best that you dry-dock or isolate it for a period of time. Here is how to safely quarantine a turtle.

What vitamins do turtles need? If you give your turtle the PERFECT diet, vitamin supplementation is unnecessary. EXCEPT possibly for these two vitamins.

What Vitamins Do Turtles Need?

If you are giving your turtle a fairly-diverse range of foods, it will probably get most of the vitamins it needs from those foods. However, there are 2 vitamins your turtle needs that tend to be MORE IMPORTANT than the others. A lack of either of these can cause serious health problems. Those being vitamin A and the vitamin D3.