Turtle collection

Painted Turtle - Western

The Western Painted Turtle is the largest subspecies of all Painted Turtles. They often grow to lengths of 7 inches and have been known to reach almost 10. Their carapace is smooth, flat, and oval in shape. It is green and black in color, sometimes w

Painted Turtle - Eastern

Eastern Painted Turtles are the most colorful species of turtle found in North America. They have a flat, smooth shell that is usually green. They usually have yellow or orange markings on the shell, most commonly a yellow stripe bisecting the shell

Painted River Terrapin

At maturity, Painted River Terrapins usually measure about 23.5 inches (60 centimeters) in length and weigh nearly 4 pounds (1.8 kilograms). The carapace is grayish brown in color and is marked by a bony ridge running dorsally from one end to the oth

Musk Turtle

The moderately small Musk Turtle's carapace rarely exceeds 4.5 inches in length. Their dark olive upper shell, or carapace, is unmarked and domed. The carapace may flatten as the turtle matures. Musk Turtles sometimes have a pair of pale colored line

Mata Mata Turtle

The Mata Mata Turtle can weigh up to 27 pounds, making him one of the largest freshwater turtles. Their shells can measure 18 inches in length at maturity. Females are generally larger than males. Very young Mata Matashave a salmon coloring to their

Map Turtle

A moderately sized turtle, female Map Turtles are significantly larger than males. The thin lines on their skin and sides are reminiscent of a road map, which is where the turtle derives its name. The majority of Map Turtles have a raised ridge, or k

Leaf Turtle

A very small turtle, the Leaf Turtle is rarely longer than 4.5 inches. Its carapace, or upper shell, is usually brown and can range in shade from tan to dark brown. The carapace has three keels, or raised ridges, and serrations on the front and rear

Honduran Wood Turtle

Growing to lengths of about 8 inches (20 centimeters), Honduran Wood Turtles have reddish brown shells. Females tend to grow larger than males. A small raised line divides the carapace in half. The scutes are nicely sculpted. Honduran Wood Turtles ha

Fly River Turtle

A heavy turtle, the Fly River Turtle can reach nearly 50 pounds (23 kg) and be as long as 22 inches (56 centimeters). They are gray, with varying hues of brown, olive on top, and yellow, off white or white on the underside. They have light colored ja

Florida Cooter

Averaging between 9 and 13 inches, the Florida Cooter is a moderately sized turtle. They are very similar in appearance to the River Cooter. Florida Cooters have a dark carapace and light yellow plastron that lacks a pattern. Their shell is patterned

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