As a box turtle keeper, you may ask yourself the question: Is my box turtle male or female? But how do you tell the sex of a turtle? Since box turtles have their sex organs inside their shells, it is difficult to determine its sex. To identify the sex of a box turtle, other secondary […]
This page provides detailed information on the box turtle anatomy. What are specifics of the skeleton of a box turtle, how to tell their sex and information about their organs. Box turtle skeleton Box turtles have a hard shell that protects their organs. They can also retract their head and limbs into their shells and […]
This section provides an overview of terms used on this page and in turtle care in general that may not be self-explanators. The terms are listed alphabetically. AMBIENT TEMPERATURE – Surrounding temperature; room air temperature ASPIRATE – Inhaling fluids into the lungs AQUATIC – Lives in, or mostly in, water BASKING LIGHT – A light […]
Box turtles have long played an important role in human culture. Below you can see several paintings of box turtles by artist Sharon Sheel.
Resources for turtle information, reptile care products, clubs, and magazines and listed here. The only way to become a knowledgeable box turtle keeper is to become passionate about your hobby and your pets. Go ahead and order a magazine or google about more information. You’ll be glad you did. There are numerous good books available […]