Turtles are one of the oldest creatures on the earth, appearing as many as 200 million years ago. Turtles exist both in the water and on land, although the water-dwelling turtles tend to be the largest. Turtles Archive provides a variety of information that you will need to properly care for turtles in captivity.

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It is believed that turtles have existed for more than 215 million years. This makes them significantly older than snakes or lizards which also belong to the reptile group of animals. Some of the largest turtles are aquatic, meaning they live in the water although they still breathe air.

Turtles Care

Learning as much as you can about caring for turtles is vital to growing a healthy and long-living turtle. Our Turtle Care Sheets provide species specific care information, while our Turtle Pictures show you what various turtles look like both in captivity and in the wild.
Turtles Archive Additions
The Turtles Glossary has been updated with new terms.
We now have pictures of the Kemp's Ridley Box Turtle.
Learn about caring for turtles with Internal Parasites.
Our Turtles Glossary has been updated.
Sometimes turtles can fall victim to Intestinal Impaction.
Check out our new European Pond Terrapin pictures.
Vitamin Deficiency is a common problem with pet turtles.
We now have Three-Toed Box Turtle pictures.
More terms are now in the glossary of turtle terms.
Our turtles glossary has been updated.
We have updated our page about parasites.
Review our updated information about turtles with a lack of appetite.
View our Red-Eared Terrapin pictures.
Learn about treating maggot infestations.
Read over new terms in our turtle glossary.
View our Aldabra Giant Tortoise pictures.
Learn about the importance of Vitamin K.
Read our new African Spurred Tortoise care sheet.
View our new Star Tortoise care sheet.
We now have Greek Tortoise pictures.
Learn about caring for the Wood Turtle.
Our Mud Turtle care sheet now has new info.
Read about the damaging mouth rot disease.
Sometimes it is good for a turtle to hibernate.
Blood Poisoning is dangerous to turtles.
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