North America is home to diverse populations of turtles and tortoises. This webpage will cover some of the more common turtles encountered in the in the pet trade. This is a new page, with only three genera so far, but more info and more species will be available soon.

River Cooter
Pseudemys concinna
Natural History and Care

(at right)
Box Turtle Care
General Care of American Box Turtles

Terrapene ornata v(above) and other American box turtlesvv

(More species of American turtles here)

Map Turtles and Sawbacks
Graptemys species
Info, pix, and links

Coming soon:
-American softshells-
-Pond sliders-





The Turtle Puddle Home Page

Turtle Puddle's Health Pages

Exotic Turtles, from around the world