There are two classifications of pond turtles in the world. The first one is the Clemmys. Clemmys are one of the types of pond turtles with only one North American species.
Here are some of the Clemmys pond turtle:
1. Bog Turtle is a Northern American native turtle. It is one of the smallest cold blooded animals thus now considered as endangered.
2. Western Pond Turtle, also known as the Pacific Pond Turtle, Its normal color is dull brown to olive and this turtle originated from Baja California, Mexico.
3. Spotted Turtle loves to live in shallow water, marshes, wet meadows and woodland streams in the Eastern U.S. Though this turtle can be kept as pet, this is now against the law because their kinds are starting to become extinct.
4. Wood Turtle is perfectly named and spend most of its time in wooded place thus it is also semi-aquatic and would love to swim around in streams, ponds and rivers.
The next subspecies of pond turtles is the Emydidae. The Emydidae species are the biggest family of turtles. It has 40 species and 12 genera. Their family memebers are widely distributed in Asia, Africa and North America.
Here are some of the Emydidae pond turtles:
6. Western Turkey
8. Kura Valley
10. Central Turkey
11. North African
12. Common European
These pond turtles came from different parts of the world and most of them are now starting to become extinct because of human negligence. These turtles have different needs and some of them too require a special diet plan. But inspite of this, they may be all having different needs but they all need just one thing from you and that is your love.
These pond turtles can be very timid and they often hide under their shell when approach by human but will surely check his area if his master throw any food on it. They are also food lovers so make sure you provide these pond turtles the right kinds of food in the right amount. Too much of everything could be the main root of their future health problems.