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im not sure what kind of turtles i have  RSS feed

 
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Hi I need help figuring out what kind of baby turtles I have I think they are western painted turtles but I'm not sure we have a pond in our yard and one day we found a turtle on the side of a road and brought her home well a few days later she layed some eggs well they hatched yesterday and I'm trying to make sure I know what kind they are.
 
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Hello Heather,

Chrysemys are a broad species group...it's impossible to even come close on just verbal description alone. If possible a photo of the carapace and plastron (top shell and belly region) would be helpful....

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Their shells are just black and their bellies are orange/red
 
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heather maez wrote:Their shells are just black and their bellies are orange/red



For neonate in this genus of turtle (and a few others) that is too generic a description to identify them fully....sorry...

But, hey...you have turtles, and that's great, and it does sound like a "painted turtle" variety. Get a photo up and I might be able to do better...at least to "regional" species as this Genus has many subspecies...
 
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Here they are
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Here's the belly
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Hmmm...these little baby's don't appear to be Westerns...??

May have to wait a bit to see better or more mature coloration...
 
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