Terrapin trafficking across the world

Terrapin Trafficking

If you live in the UK and wish to adopt a terrapin, you need to be careful as breeding and selling these adorable creatures is actually illegal in the country. Unless you find a terrapin in the wild or are given one by an owner who can no longer look after it, you may accidentally … Read more

Are Terrapins Endangered?

Are Terrapins Endangered?

Terrapins are remarkable creatures that inhabit a variety of ecosystems, from salt marshes to freshwater ponds. However, behind the beauty and mystique of these remarkable reptiles lies a more somber reality: some terrapin species and subspecies face an uncertain future due to a multitude of threats, ranging from habitat loss and pollution to the pet … Read more

Can Terrapins Coexist with Koi?

Terrapins Coexisting With Koi Carp

Once you have a koi, you might as well put a terrapin into the pond to keep it company. Or, at least, that’s what many people think. They have the tank or pond, the filter, and the experience to care for their koi fish and are ready to introduce a new friend to the habitat. … Read more

How Many Terrapins Are There in the UK?

How Many Terrapins In The UK?

Terrapins may not be considered the most common pet. Even so, there are more than 600,000 terrapins in British homes. Terrapins became trendy with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies in the 1990s, when people got more interested in them. Many were intrigued and bought small terrapins as pets. Terrapins, however, grow big. While they … Read more

What’s the Difference between Turtles, Tortoises, and Terrapins?

Difference between turtles tortoises and terrapins

Turtles, tortoises, and terrapins are three types of reptiles. They are very similar in appearance but differ in their habitats and behaviours. All three terms are commonly used interchangeably. However, tortoise is the only one that has a specific scientific definition. Turtle and terrapin are both common names rather than scientific ones.   The word turtle … Read more

What Should You Do If You See a Terrapin in Your Pond?

Finding A Terrapin In Your Pond

You are sipping your tea in your garden, enjoying the morning sun, when you hear a splash in your pond. At first, you assume it’s just your koi fish. Then you see something stir and almost drop your mug as two curious eyes peer out of the grass surrounding your pond to stare at you. … Read more

Are Terrapins Legal in the UK?

Are Terrapins Legal In The UK?

There are more than 10 million dogs and 11 million cats who live happily with their owners in the United Kingdom. Dogs and cats, however, are not the only pets people like having. Rabbits, birds, and terrapins have also become common pets among British households. Are terrapins legal in the UK, though? What do terrapins … Read more

Do Terrapins Need A Heat Lamp?

Do Terrapins Need A Heat Lamp?

When you have a pet terrapin, you have to ensure that you create an environment in which they can thrive. Many pet owners ask, do terrapins need a heat lamp to be happy and healthy. Heat lamps can be expensive, so you don’t want to buy one unless it is necessary for your terrapin’s wellbeing. … Read more

Best Food For Terrapins – 5 Top Picks

Best Food For Terrapins

If you have a terrapin as a pet, you want to make sure that you are feeding it the right food to keep it healthy and happy.  Because terrapins are more unusual pets, unlike cats or dogs, the question of what to feed them can feel like a challenge. That’s why our experts have put … Read more

How To Care For A Terrapin: A Quick Guide

How to care for a terrapin

Terrapins are one of the oldest reptilian species in the world. They have been around for millions of years but only recently they have acquired value as a house pet. A baby terrapin is cute and extremely fascinating to children. Like any other pet, terrapins too have their own special needs. Caring for terrapins may not be … Read more