There are 270 distinct kinds of turtles living on the planet today. I will initially depict wild turtles at that point portray the more modest turtles most ordinarily kept as pets. A few sorts are the Green Sea Turtle which lives in subtropical and tropical waters; the Snapping Turtle and the Alligator Snapping Turtle of North America; the Common Musk Turtle of the eastern U.S. what is more, SE Canada; the Chicken Turtle of the SE U.S.; the Mesoamerican River Turtle which lives in Central America’s lakes and waterways; the Pig Nosed Turtle of Australia and New Guinea; and the Big-Headed Turtle of SE Asia that really climbs trees!
To really expound on two of the abovementioned: Sea Turtles are unmistakably adjusted to life in the ocean and have flippers instead of feet. They have extraordinary vision in the water, however not ashore. Luckily for them, a few sorts of ocean turtles just please land to lay eggs. Ocean Turtle species incorporate the Leatherback, the biggest, everything being equal. Snapping Turtles are not suggested as pets. They can develop more than two feet in length and weigh more than 80 pounds, and as their name suggests, they have a mean demeanor and a dreadful nibble.
The four types of turtles most normally kept as pets are Box Turtles, Mud Turtles, Painted Turtles and Sliders.
Painted Turtles are identified with Red-Eared Sliders; they are a semi-oceanic variety typically found in the southern U. S., particularly in the Mississippi River. Painted turtles have wonderful shaded markings on the underside of their shells. On account of their brilliant markings and their tranquil attitude, both are generally kept as pets. The Painted Turtle arrives at a most extreme length of 10 inches; Red-eared Sliders can develop to at least 12 crawls long.
soft shell turtles have high, domed shells which they can close totally when they feel undermined. They make extraordinary pets and since they are altogether land creatures and like to live in overgrown timberlands, they ought to be kept in a huge outside pen with both obscure territories and open zones where they can loll in the sun. They normally rest in winter by diving down into the dirt.
Mud Turtles lean toward clammy, sloppy or sandy territories, and on the grounds that they barely ever develop more than five crawls long, they can be kept inside just as outside. They are omnivores and make magnificent pets. On the off chance that you keep them inside they need an enormous tank; in the event that you keep them outside in a pen, give both a covered territory and a sloppy region. Like Box Turtles they will rest in winter, and tunnel down into the mud.