40 Awesome Pet Turtle Names

Updated on April 10, 2020
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If the Ninja Turtles are cool enough to have names based on artists from the Italian Rennaissance, then your pet turtle should have an awesome name too! After all, you have a pet turtle because you know they’re as cool as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, right? Right. Even if you're not a TMNT fan, this article includes some great name ideas for your new pet based on famous turtles, funny turtle behaviors, and what makes turtles cute.

In This Article

  • Common Types of Pet Turtles
  • How to Choose a Terrific Name
  • Male Names for Boy Turtles
  • Female Names for Girl Turtles
  • Names Based on Famous Turtles
  • Funny Turtle Names

Common Types of Pet Turtles

Is a turtle or tortoise? Tomato, tomatto, right? I think not! Most turtles are omnivores, live in water, and have webbed feet to easily navigate their habitats. Tortoises, on the other hand, are herbivorous land-dwellers that have rounded feet. Here, we will focus on the most common types of pet turtles.

  • Red-Eared Slider: This is the most common type of turtle to keep as a pet. They are often seen for sale at pet stores, and they can grow up to 11 inches long. Their name comes from the bright red patches on the sides of their heads. This species is so popular that it has become invasive in many habitats. For this reason, sale and possession of red-eared sliders is now illegal in certain areas
  • African Aquatic Sideneck: This is another common pet turtle that can grow up to eight inches in length. Its name comes from an interesting feature that is unique to its species: adorable little neck folds!
  • Painted Turtle: This is a rather colorful type of turtle, hence the name “painted.” Their colors are quite vibrant, and they can grow up to seven inches in length.
  • Ornate Wood Turtle: Although these turtles enjoy swimming, they need more land than water so that they can bask to warm up. They can grow up to nine inches. If you’ve ever seen these turtles before, you’re probably aware of the beautiful, vibrant patterns on their shells.
  • Caspian Pond Turtle: This type of turtle can also grow up to nine inches, so they require a decent amount of space for basking. Their coloration is a gorgeous mix of browns, reds, and yellows, and they are also commonly kept as pets.

These red-eared sliders look absolutely adorable all lined up on a log together!
These red-eared sliders look absolutely adorable all lined up on a log together! | Source

How to Choose a Terrific Name

Now that you are somewhat familiar with the common types of pet turtles, it’s time to go over a few tips for coming up with an excellent name for yours!

  • What kind of turtle do you have? Think about the features that are unique to your pet.

  • If you have many turtles, consider giving them names that will help you tell which one is which.

  • What colors and patterns are visible on your turtle’s shell and skin? Does it have any unique physical features?

  • Does your turtle seem to enjoy the water or land more? Use this to guide your naming process.

  • Think about famous turtle names. Consider using a name from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Finding Nemo, A Turtle Tale, or some other film, TV show, book, or story.
  • Think about general turtle features: They live in a shell, move slowly on land, move faster in water, have webbed feet, and much more.

  • Consider common human names—after all, they are members of the family, right?

When it comes to picking turtle names, anything goes, but if you follow the tips above, it will probably make it a bit easier to come up with something that feels suitable for your pet. Below is a list of names to get you thinking—you can choose a name from this list, combine several of them, or simply use them for inspiration and create your own.

Male Names for Boy Turtles

Slider
Sluggy
Slick
Monster
Slimer
Mr. Turtle
Flip
Ninja
Sheldon
Bud

Female Names for Girl Turtles

Shelby
Molasses
Myrtle
Lily
Yertle
Luna
Starla
Bertie
Shelly
Annabelle

Names Based on Famous Turtles

Raphael
Squirt
Michelangelo
Squirtle
Donatello
Wartortle
Leonardo
Blastoise
Sammy
Crush

Funny Turtle Names

Pokey
Gunner
Gator
Tucker
Quickie
Shyman
Squeeze
Harry
Snapper
Speedy
Each turtle is unique—does your pet's name reflect its personality?
Each turtle is unique—does your pet's name reflect its personality? | Source

Enjoy Your Pet Turtle!

Whether you already have your turtle or you are about to go to the pet store to pick one up, it should have a name just like any other person or pet in the house. Turtles are a lot of fun to watch as they move about their little habitats, and over time, you can really build up a loving relationship with them.

Although they may seem like a low-maintenance kind of pet, they actually require quite a bit of work. You need to make sure that the home you provide them is the right size and temperature. Additionally, you must keep their tank or habitat nice and clean and make sure they have plenty of food and water. Do your research and give your new pet plenty of attention! Animals that live with humans always need some TLC, and some need it in different ways than others.

Once you do have your turtle and a name picked out, keep a close eye on your new companion—if you see it playing with sabers or nunchucks, it just might grow up to be a sewer-dwelling superhero. Turtle power!

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      ally gaffney 

      12 days ago

      i love this because it helps me with the pets names to choice

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      Kelsang tumo 

      2 weeks ago

      Id like info about tortoises, please ? Im setting all my flat for my sweet Kya . She is a tiny gorgeous little tortoise. Shes still in the reptile shop, I'll take her home when all is ready here .

      Thank you

      Tumo

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      Not going to tell 

      5 weeks ago

      I am having a baby snapping turtle for a short time more names please.

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      Aagriya 

      6 weeks ago

      Can ya help me identify my turtle I don’t know what specie he/she belongs to? He has 5 finger claw of front and he’s green Dark shade in color, he got yellow dots on hand and stripes on neck of yellow color he has short thick tail! And I don’t even k ow he’s a male or female??

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      Umamah 

      6 weeks ago

      Good names

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      Can't tell 

      7 weeks ago

      i JUST found one today and my Mom said we can keep it but was having second thoughts me: OMG OMG OMG

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      Peyton 

      7 weeks ago

      thank you

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      Not telling 

      8 weeks ago

      Well I Found one with my sis And we are Taking Care of it Its Nice Names

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      I can’t say 

      2 months ago

      Love the names

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      dude 

      2 months ago

      I have a female turtle named tonks from harry potter, and if i get a boy i would name him lupin.(again from harry potter :3)

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      Sorry I not allowed to tell my name  

      2 months ago

      Please more names i not saying thoes names a bad but new ones please but they awsome thanks

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      Stormy 

      2 months ago

      Umm you need some more names

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      penny Thomas 

      2 months ago

      I'm happy to see what I'm nameing my turtle

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      dessa 

      2 months ago

      do you guys have any better names

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      Cheyann 

      2 months ago

      I need to find out better good names for my baby turtle it's hard to find out names

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      Cheyann 

      2 months ago

      I love baby turtles I love all kind of animals

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      meme 

      2 months ago

      love my turtle

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      Kk 

      2 months ago

      I had a pet sappen turtle and named it snaper

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      Bri 

      2 months ago

      I had a baby alligator snapping turtle, she was super sweet and never tried to hurt anyone. I named her Emisson, a mix between Allison, and Emily.

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      lulu 

      2 months ago

      I like the name m&m.

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      Mitchelle Peter 

      3 months ago from Dubai, U.A.E

      love the names from the teenage mutant ninja turtles. I have a tortoise i named leonardo :) call him lenny for short

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      kaydence 

      3 months ago

      zym, shelldon, truffle, nugget, and tiny are all good names for a male and unisex names

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      Z'riyah 

      3 months ago

      The name i went with is Spikes its not from this page of names the names up here were really good but Spikes used to be the name of a turtle off of Teenage Mutan Ninja Tutles

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      Mia 

      3 months ago

      I think that isn’t enough names but there are some really cool names I have two turtles, a boy and a girl and they need a name

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      bob 

      3 months ago

      turtle

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      Sofia 

      3 months ago

      I have a turtle and I can’t find any name

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      Turtles  

      3 months ago

      Getting a turtle when carona is over!!!!!

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      pet lover 

      3 months ago

      what about Tammy

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      Plastic 

      3 months ago

      Plastic is a cool name ;I

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      Kilter 

      3 months ago

      Need better names

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      Llamacorn 

      3 months ago

      I’m saving up to get a turtle and these names help a lot, thank you so much

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      Bud 

      3 months ago

      Coll

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      Baby Turtles are cute 

      3 months ago

      I name my turtles darky and Amber at 2019 , I changed my one of my turtle name is Annabelle . This helps a lot!!!

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      udesky 

      3 months ago

      i name them chicken and turkey

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      I'm in the ghetto 

      4 months ago

      My turtle has big circle cheeks what does that mean is that good irme bad

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      hBIFDSgL 

      4 months ago

      needs more boy and girl names

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      Roch 

      4 months ago

      I went with something simple: Swimmy instead. Its a little too childish but it works lol!

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      Rejena butthead 

      4 months ago

      More more more more more I demand it nowwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Olivia Smith 

      5 months ago

      Can you please give us more female turtle names

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      Holly 

      7 months ago

      slider or shelly

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      Turtle lover 

      7 months ago

      I’m getting a turtle what should I name it I have so many choices

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      My turtle names 

      7 months ago

      I had 2 turtles and I named them annabela and speedy

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      Madison 

      8 months ago

      I have a new turtle and it a boy I need your help dribble or red?

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      Sydd  

      8 months ago

      i named my two box turtles lizzo on lemon

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      Turtle names (Just ask!) 

      9 months ago

      turtle queen I have some names. Male turtle : Zodiac, Oscar, Whimsy, Scales, Coral / Female turtle : Sheldon, Sloan, Rosia, Bubbles, Blue sea (I hope these helped all of you people looking for turtle names!)

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      turtle queen 

      9 months ago

      i am getting a turtle but i dont know what to mane it

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      Lauren cigars 

      9 months ago

      These names r retarded

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      kaylee 

      11 months ago

      i have a female red eared slider and i have no clue what i should name her. please give me ideas. please and thank you

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      Fiona 

      11 months ago

      We just got a turtle, and named it Bubbles! The kids love the power puffs... so it just stuck

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      11 months ago

      Maybe shelly?

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      Sharkie 

      12 months ago

      I don't know were I got it from but I like it

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      Mr turtle 

      12 months ago

      I named my turtle gunner

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      Marie 

      12 months ago

      My turtles name is Koopa, we thought it was clever then found out it was a girl (we found her as a baby near death). Needless to say she's stuck with the name, oops. Koopa Pasqual to be exact.

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      Rudraksh Thaokar 

      12 months ago

      I named a very

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      Turtle Lover 

      12 months ago

      I just got a turtle and named her Stella as her first name and Luna for her middle/last name. Stella meaning STAR and Luna meaning MOON. Some other names are Emerald, Pearl, or Winter.

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      Turtle owner 

      12 months ago

      I named my turtle luna and found her name on this site, getting another turtle soon naming her star and other possible names are the names of the Greek gods and goddesses, Athena, Poseidon, Zeus, Hera, ect.

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      Paisley 

      13 months ago

      My turtle name is myrtle and I like it and bye the way she is pink!

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      D Womack 

      13 months ago

      My turtle has a flat area on his rear shell from being squished at a very young age. His name is pancake. He is nut-so for dandelions, almost agressive. Very quiet .

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      Anomous 

      13 months ago

      I named my turtle Myshell get it

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      you will never know my name 

      13 months ago

      I like the name gator for when i GET MY TURTLE

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      jake 

      13 months ago

      my turtle is small , cute and i don`t know what to call him?

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      Anonymous 

      13 months ago

      I'm thinking of Dude or Relax. My turtle is funny and crazy.

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      Anonymous 

      13 months ago

      They are cool names, but not ones I like.

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      Jim 

      14 months ago

      I’m very happy that Sarah is doing amazing with pooing in her tanko he I’d vry sooperli cut

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      Chloe 

      14 months ago

      This was helpful but I didn't find a good name I got a redroot turtle and I couldn't find a suitable name

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      Chloe 

      14 months ago

      I named my Turtle Speedy he is fast and famous and he is 0 years and he is tiny but i still love him so much

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      Best turtle lover 

      15 months ago

      My turtle is a girl but I don't know what to name her

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      coco 

      15 months ago

      [gee-air-mo] is what I am going to name turtle

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      Khushi 

      15 months ago

      I like turtel .They are very cute

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      Carla sumner 

      16 months ago

      Touche` Turtle... Always catch my self saying "Touche` Away" lol from the old cartoon. Also a few ideas are, 'Row, Sailer, Captain,Splash, Dash, Fisher, Sharky, FlipFlops,flipper,Jaws, Coral,waddles,Flash,Sandy, Waves,Sufer, Mr T, Sushi,Fang, Viper,

      Scooby Doo, SpongeBob, Dory, pirate loch-ness, ect

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      Me 

      16 months ago

      Girl: Shelley

      Boy: Blochy

      Any gender: Herby

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      Animal Lover 

      16 months ago

      I don't know... If my turtle's a girl, she'll be Shelby, Taffy, or Pepsi. If my turtle's a boy, he'll be Gladiator, Poseidon, or Turbo. Here's a list of boy turtle names: Scooter, Napoleon, Gladiator, Poseidon, Barry Allen, The Flash, Cosmo, Darwin, Turbo, Harry Potter, T-rex, Squirtle, and Rafael. Girl names are Shelby (don't take that one, that's MINE), Taffy, Lilly, Coco, Charm, Pepsi, Hermione Granger, Ray-ray, Candy, Molasses, Annabelle, Merttle, and Starla. By the way, most of these are from this site... They're my favorites.

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      Human 

      17 months ago

      I just got a male and female baby turtle and sadly the male died...so i named my new male turtle Squirtle after my favourite pokemon and my bro called the female Candy

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      Saima 

      18 months ago

      My turtle is female and male also

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      Aiden 

      18 months ago

      Shelly is what I will name my turtle.Its a Female.

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      BOWDOWN 

      19 months ago

      Quickie and down i think they were trying to say something

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      Mr Shelington 

      20 months ago

      Hahaha great turtle name

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      Sarah 

      20 months ago

      T-Rex

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      Marco maturo 

      20 months ago

      Name it bubble bee

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      Bob Jeff 

      20 months ago

      I think Carson is a great name for a turtle-boy or girl!

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      TURTLE LOVER 1231 

      21 months ago

      this is helpful!

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      sydney 

      22 months ago

      what shoult i name my turtle

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      22 months ago

      It is cool

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      Nana Hayford Asamoah Awuah 

      22 months ago

      I named my tortoise Ray-ray. I dont know if its a boy or a girl .

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      Adiba 

      23 months ago

      We can see if it is girl or boy with their tail girls tail is small and thick and boys tail is thin large and pointed

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      Aiden 

      23 months ago

      How do you know if it is a boy or a girl.Im naming my pet turtle flip because flip can flip any time he’s on his back!

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      Derpydino 

      23 months ago

      I'm doing this for mine craft help need more!!

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      Emily 

      23 months ago

      I really liked Sammy for my new turtle

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      Luca 

      23 months ago

      If its a girl luna if its a boy ................?

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      A Pearson 

      2 years ago

      I used this to name my Minecraft turtle

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      Random 

      2 years ago

      I called mine Tuttle but he just died today

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      Kayla 

      2 years ago

      This was helpful to me and my baby snapping turtle

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      Analise 

      2 years ago

      I think you should name your turtle Skylar

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      Aimahni 

      2 years ago

      I think luna was m my favorite for these picks but I'm picking Alex

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      Gianna 

      2 years ago

      My tortoise name is peta (like Peter but cuter)

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      Raegan 

      2 years ago

      I named my three Red Eared Sliders, Harry(Boy), Hermoine(Girl), and Ron(Girl). My Burmese Python's name is Professer(Girl) and my Crested Gecko's name is Norbert(Boy). And my Curly Coated Retriever's name is Fluffy(Boy). See a pattern? I like Harry Potter... A LOT

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      Jocelyn szepessy 

      2 years ago

      I think this is great I have a yellow eared slider and he's a BOY and he is about a year old and he likes to bite people and it hurts and I don't know what to do please help

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      Brayden 

      2 years ago

      My female turtle is named Luna and my male is Franklin

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      Iris 

      2 years ago

      I'm going to name mine clementine

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      Crystal 

      2 years ago

      I'm going to name

      mine Pepsi :)

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