Is my box turtle male or female? Tips on how to tell the sex of a turtle

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 […]

Box Turtle Anatomy

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 […]

Box Turtle Care Glossary

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 […]

Further Reading and Resources about Box Turtles

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 […]

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