Care requirements for several species of turtles from Asia, Africa and South
Care requirements for several species of turtles from North America, common
in the pet trade.
For kids from10 to 100, who have ever wondered about turtles.
This small garden pond and enclosure, which houses a group of American
box turtles, leads us to a world of turtles. Built in 1997 for Vincent,
a desert box turtle, and Nicky, a river cooter, it provided a wonderful
learning experience for me. It drew me deeper into a hobby I'd been involved
with for 3 decades before the pond experience.
The photo above is a decade old. The river cooter moved inside since
then. Several box turtles live in the pond habitat during the summers. Click here to see a another view of the pond enclosure. A three-toed
box turtle is visible at the far end, behind the juniper. Vincent is foraging
in the pond. Just after the photo was taken, he popped to the surface with
a worm in his mouth. Mmmmmm!
You can access the Turtle Puddle pages from here, with various turtle
related topics. Use the buttons on the side panels. Access webpages about
Alaska from the buttons below.
General information about turtle anatomy,
health, and nutrition.