Colorful Turtles: You Must be Kidding

Turtles are becoming more and more popular as pet animals. These creatures are among the most sought animals by hobbyists in the pet trade. Here’s a list of the most beautiful and most colorful pet turtles in the world.

Red-Eared Slider (Trachemys scripta elegans)

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The Red-Eared Slider is also known informally in the UK as the Red-Eared Terrapin. It is semi-aquatic and a subspecies of Pond Slider.

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It is endemic to southern US but has become common in various areas of the world due to the pet trade. They are very popular pets in the United States, the Netherlands, Canada, Japan, and the United Kingdom

Western Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta bellii)

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This pretty turtle is a juvenile Western Painted Turtle discovered alongside a pond in Washington County, Minnesota in the US.

D’Orbigny’s Slider (Trachemys dorbignyi)

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The D’Orbigny’s Slider on the picture above is a relative of Trachemys scripta better known as the Pond Slider, a common species familiar to anyone who knows pets. This Pond Slider is a medium sized aquatic turtle.

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The beautiful and colorful turtle on the above photo is an adult Trachemys dorbignyi.

Nicaraguan Slider (Trachemys scripta emolli)

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The Nicaraguan Slider has one of the most unique coloration and carapace pattern amongst turtle. This lovely and peaceful-looking animal is a subspecies of Pond Slider. The Nicaraguan Slider on the above photo is a hatchling.

Pond Slider (Trachemys scripta)

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The Slider Turtle or better known as Pond Slider is a common species familiar to anyone who knows pets. It is a medium sized aquatic turtle and there are three subspecies of sliders in the United States. It occurs in every type of wetland and is frequently observed basking.

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  1. Wow! very nice.

  2. oh they’re gorgeous. I also have a turtle back home and Im wondering what happened to him already. In their office, my boyfriend and his colleagues have two big spoiled turtles. They are really cute.

  3. That Pond Slider seems realy pissed :) Careta careta can be found in Meditteranian too. Here in Greece there are some protected areas for her and her eggs.

  4. Yes they are absolutely beautiful nobert. Great article with lots of info

  5. Like the sea turtles the best but they are all cool.

  6. These are so beautiful. Another very informative, well researched and beautifully presented article.

    Christine

  7. Amazing creatures…reminds me of the turtle I dissected for my thesis.

  8. Very Informative,they are beautiful.

  9. Very Informative,they are beautiful.

  10. These turtles are impressive!

  11. Impressive, exotic, wonderfully colored turtles. I so enjoy looking at these clear pics. The article is very well presented.Thank you.

  12. all of these have beautiful colors and patterns. interesting little guys too.

  13. Really colorful turtles and looks very friendly.

  14. Interesting Summer phobias.

  15. Sorry:Marvellous creatures.well researched.

  16. These are colorful.

  17. Very informative. Beautiful creatures.

  18. Wonderful piece!!..Great post as usual..that was beautiful and well presented article about turtles…Tanks for this great work..Nice pics too.

  19. What a beautiful animal!

  20. Nice pics. Great article!

  21. Sea turtles are my favorite. Great article, Nobert.

  22. great info on turtles

  23. very colorful

  24. wow!!!!!! what a great pictures. how i wish i can keep all of them they are all nice, very colorful turtles.

  25. they’re so beautiful!

  26. Nice collection of different turtles – -

  27. love the info i have 14 species of turtles they are my family

  28. The green turtle looks almost like the one they used for the animated turtle in ‘Finding Nemo.’ My nieces love that movie!

  29. i like turtles on your web i save all pics

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