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 Help Me Identify My Daughters Turtle, Turtle
Posted: Mar 22 2011, 10:28 PM


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My daughter found this baby turtle that she absoutley feel in love with and wants to keep and i need to find what kind it is so i will know how to care for it...

It is tiny first of all .. it has an olive color shell with like 4 ridges on the top of it.. it has webed feet with toe nails on front and back ... on its legs tail and neck area it has yellow lines... and its underneith it is the same color as the top with tan in it also with different markings.

Please Help
Posted: Mar 23 2011, 03:09 PM


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Welcome to the forum!

If you are the same person who sent photos to me of a turtle, I guessed that that turtle was a Mississippi map turtle.

Care for baby aquatic turtles is on my site under

Good luck!

Robyn, Analytical Chemist, Zone 6/7, Maryland
Servant to 4 cats, 2 rabbits, 4 guinea pigs, 2 mice, 1 redbellied turtle, 3 freshwater aquariums (65, 50, & 20 gallons), 2 saltwater aquariums (6 and 12 gallon nano cube reefs), 7 outdoor ponds (1800, 153, 50, 30, 20, 20, & 12 gallons), 1 indoor pond (20 or 50 gallons, winter only), crickets, mealworms, and hundreds of fish (of about 18+ species), amphibians, snails, shrimp, corals, crabs, worms, and so on in those aquariums and ponds. A mostly full list of my current animals is at

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