Question by  justmesuzanne (625)

What kind of turtle do I have?


Answer by  lopezh (82)

There are some things to observe. First, webbed feet suggest an aquatic turtle. If they are completely webbed (flippers) then it's a sea turtle! A domed shell means a box turtle. Red crescents on the legs mean a painted turtle. If their jaw is hooked and there is a dark shell- it's a snapper! Soft-leathery skin means a softshell turtle.

posted by Anonymous
i found a turtle in florida on the street but near the beach. it doesnt look like a sea turtle but it has webbed looking feet with sharp nails. its pretty small and also has 3 black bumps on the middle of its back. what is it?  add a comment

Answer by  BrendaG (6111)

Inspect the turtle thoroughly. Webbed toes means your turtle is a swimmer and claws means its a land turtle. Shells, stripes, and other characteristics will help determine the kind you have. You can purchase a turtle field guide or find one at the library and compare yours. Research online or take it to a pet store for help.


Answer by  kakoe (989)

This is very difficult to answer without more information, but if you just picked the turtle out of the wilderness it is more than likely a common box turtle. These are darker in color, and usually have decorative markings on the shell. In the U.S. these are the most common to be found outside of the water.


Answer by  Anonymous

okay i found my turtle in the backyard i live in Tennesseee. i believe its a female.she's really small. shes got nails but she can swim really well.theres nothing really specific about her shes green has small hexagonal shapes on her back.tipped nose


Answer by  Mradcliff (118)

Determining what type of turtle you have depends on several factors. One, where did you obtain the turtle? Did you find it outside or did you buy it from a pet store. Chances are if you obtained the turtle from a pet store, you probably have a Red Eared Slider.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Well, without any picture or any kind of description, it is difficult to tell you what kind of turtle you have.

posted by Anonymous
my turtle has webbed feet and yellow stripes and the stomace is yellow with black swirly balls  add a comment

Answer by  shastie (1601)

To answer that question I would need descriptions of the turtle. Did you find it outside or buy it at pet shop, there are tons of different species of turtles.


Answer by  Fishen4life (5)

Its a baby, has a ridged black shell and two yellow lines running from mouth back to ear one each sided of head. Its aquatic and from Louisiana? I thought alligator snapping turtle but the head throws me off.

Reply by Fishen4life (5):
Its a Common Musk Turtle also called (Stinkpot) Thanks for the help!!! :)  add a comment

Answer by  Caitlinn125 (4)

Well, if u find a turtle/ wild animal in your back yard, its best that u put it back were u found it (next to water somwhere). Because taking a animal from its natrual habbitat is not bad but also not good. haha ok well bye [=


Answer by  lalafromjerz (2)

What kind of turtle do I have? He was found at a camping site and he doesn't snap but sometimes he hisses. Hes black with like orange little speckles

posted by Anonymous
i am pretty sure that its a box turtle what state were u in when u found it  add a comment
Reply by heather119 (1):
i found my turtle at a swap and i kept it and its a small turtle i got it like 2 years ago and it still small and i dont know what type ofturtle it is and if i can get another turtle for it.  add a comment

Answer by  crush (2)

Uhm, well i found my turtle, it almost got ran over by my school bus and well,its a baby belived to be a girl,has clwas and webbed feet so tell me what it is. please?


Answer by  mandy1101 (2)

The turtle I found in Nevada has a dark shell with yellow stripes. Underneath is yellow with black spots, claws, long neck, black eyes. Need to know how to feed it and what kind it is, I dont even know how it got in my yard, please help.

Reply by Caitlinn125 (4):
Well there is wild turtles. can u describe it more. maybe some more deatails. observe it take a few minutes to look at it and tell us what u see.  add a comment

Answer by  skittles46 (1)

how does a baby mississippi turtle looks like. can u show me a picture please.

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