Turtles & Tortoises

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Do Pet Turtles Have Ears? ( How good is their hearing )

Turtles are a very common aquatic household pet and they are relatively easy to take care of, once you have their enclosure set up and everything you need. But have you ever taken a moment to think about how your turtle interacts with the world? Many people question whether turtles have ears. Whilst they do […]

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Do Pet Turtles Bite? – What To Do If You Are Bitten.

Aren’t turtles adorable? Those sweet beady eyes and that ‘butter wouldn’t melt’ appearance – it is no wonder that they are one of the most well-love exotic pets in the world. But pet owners may be concerned that their beloved turtle could bite – is there any truth to this notion? In the wild, turtles […]

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How to Know If Your Turtle Is Happy | 7 Tell-Tail Signs

One of the most fascinating things about a turtle is the fact that they live so long, many will live as long as 10 – 80 years with some larger turtles even making it to 100+ years old. This is quite an impressive feat and it means that a pet turtle is essentially a pet […]

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Do Turtles Get Attached to Their Owners?

Turtles are one of the longest living creatures on the planet and on average, a turtle can live between 10 – 80 years. That’s a long time to live and many pet turtles will often outlive a family’s generation and be passed down to the next one.  For a pet that can live for so […]

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How Far Can Turtles See? (Good or Bad Eyesight)

The topic of eyes will either seem boring or interesting depending on who you ask and in what context. Through evolution, species (including humans) have evolved to maximize one of their main senses in vision with some creatures like a hawk or eagle having significantly better eyesight than say, another flighted creature like a bat.  […]

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