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why does my turtle water get cloudy so fast

Why Your Turtle’s Water Turns Cloudy Fast

Any aquatic pet will need regular tank maintenance to keep its enclosure clean and keep them healthy. A turtle is no exception. However, you may find that your turtle’s tank water becomes cloudy fast. Why may that be? Your turtle’s tank water becomes cloudy because of unbalanced water chemicals. It’s […]

how do I get my turtle to trust me

How To Get Your Turtle To Trust You

Aquatic and semi-aquatic turtles are a popular choice of pet. At the same time, there are many different aquatic and semi-aquatic turtles that you can keep as pets. However, when looking at owning a turtle as a pet, I was unsure if all turtle species would be able to learn […]

Do turtles need a rock to sit on?

Do Turtles Need A Rock To Sit On?

Aquatic turtles live in lakes and ponds with thick vegetation, growing on substrates, like sand, small stones, and large rocks. Rocks can create a rich aesthetic experience in your turtle tank. However, do turtles need a rock to sit on? Turtles use large rocks for basking in the light. Stones […]

should I clean the algae off my turtle?

Should I Clean Algae Off My Turtle?

Tiny organisms such as algae, barnacles, and small crabs are natural hitchhikers on sea turtle shells, also known as epibionts. In their natural habitat, they use the carapace as a home or a food source. In turtle tanks and ponds, algae can also populate the turtle shell, often without causing […]

can turtles eat bread

Can And Should Turtles Eat Bread?

Wild turtles are mainly carnivorous, feeding on worms, small insects, snails, and fish. In comparison, pet turtles have developed a different, more broad preference for food than wild turtles due to domestication. As a result, they are omnivorous, enjoying both meat and plants as a meal. However, can and should […]

how to tell if my turtle is hungry

How To Tell If Your Turtle Is Hungry

Aquatic turtles love to beg for food and never seem to be full. This is a big concern for beginner turtle owners, who worry about starving their new pets. So, how can you tell if your turtle is truly hungry? Aquatic turtles are extremely opportunistic eaters and will beg for […]