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How Long Do Box Turtles Live in Captivity?

How Long Do Box Turtles Live in Captivity?

Are you thinking about buying a pet box turtle? One of your first questions is probably how long do pet box turtles usually live? How long do box turtles live in captivity? Box turtles can live very long in captivity. The average box turtle in captivity lives for around 20 years. However, there have been […]

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Where Do Turtles Go in the Winter

Where Do Turtles Go in the Winter?

As amphibians, turtles are one of the few species of vertebrates that are able to survive on both land and water. I get asked many questions about this topic, such as how turtles swim or  how turtles breathe underwater. One question I am frequently asked is what do turtles do in the winter? Do they […]

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How Hard Is A Turtle Shell

How Hard Is A Turtle Shell?

A turtle’s shell is one of the more unique evolutionary traits when it comes to reptiles. Formed over millions of years, the shell provides an excellent defense mechanism against predators. Since turtles generally lack speed and agility, their shells are a very important defense mechanism that keeps them alive. In today’s article, we are going […]

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