Map Turtle

History:
The Map turtle is a semi-aquatic reptile that is native to the north and south-eastern parts of the United Sates and south-eastern Canada. In North America, Map turtles are one of the popular types of pet turtles as they are relatively easy to obtain and inexpensive, and fairly easy to maintain. The Map turtles is also called the Mississippi map turtle and the Louisiana map turtl... Read more

Chinese Gold Thread Turtle

History:
The Chinese gold thread turtle is an aquatic reptile that is native to China, Taiwan, Laos, and northern Vietnam. Chinese gold thread turtles are the most popular turtle sold in pet stores in Asia, and they are moderate popular as pets in both North America and Europe. Sadly, the Chinese gold thread turtle is considered threatened in it’s natural habitat since many of the Chinese... Read more

Japanese Pond Turtle

History:
The Japanese pond turtle is an aquatic reptile that is native to Japan, particularly near the islands on Honshu, Kyshu, and Shikoku. Japanese pond turtles are very popular pet turtles in Japan and North America, and enjoy moderate popularity throughout the rest of world. The Japanese pond turtle is also called the Japanese Stone Turtle, or in it’s native language Nihon Ishigame.<... Read more

Russian Tortoise

History:
Russian tortoises are native to forests of Russia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, and China. Russian tortoises are bred in captivity in North America and Europe; however, the majority are imported from Russia. Due to their active native, adaptability, small size and equable price, Russian tortoises are one of the most popular type of tortoise sold as a pet.

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Tortoises

History:
Tortoises naturally live in arid to temperate forest; they are most commonly found in Southern Russia, Africa, Middle-East, China and Italy. Many of the tortoises sold as pets in North America and Europe are bred in captivity, but some are imported from their native country; pet owners are best to buy a tortoise that was bred in captivity, not one taken from the wild. Tortoises a... Read more

Aquatic Turtles

History:
Aquatic turtles are one of the most common types of turtles in the world. Aquatic turtles are native to nearly every country and climate, except areas of great extremes such as the Mojave desert in the United States or in northern Canada or Russia. Aquatic turtles are the most popular type of turtle sold in pet stores in North America and enjoy moderate popularity as pets through... Read more