Category: Turtles & Tortoises Care

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Want To Keep And Care For A Tortoise? Read These Tips

Want To Keep And Care For A Tortoise? Read These Tips

I was about 7 years old when I saw my first tortoise. The Central Park Zoo had a nice reptile collection, but for me, there was just that one, enormou [...]
Zoo Med Labs: Inside the ReptiSun UVB/LED Lighting Solution

Zoo Med Labs: Inside the ReptiSun UVB/LED Lighting Solution

Zoo Med Labs, which developed the first UVB lighting solution for reptiles in the early 1990s has pushed the envelope once again with the introduction [...]
Sulcata Tortoise Suffering From MBD Gets Mobile With Aid of Custom Wheelchair

Sulcata Tortoise Suffering From MBD Gets Mobile With Aid of Custom Wheelchair

An 11-year-old Sulcata tortoise who has been suffering from metabolic bone disease since birth was outfitted with a custom wheelchair to help him move [...]
Three Things You Need To Know About Tortoise Food

Three Things You Need To Know About Tortoise Food

As a proud tortoise owner, you know your reptile needs good nutrition to stay healthy and well but what does a balanced, complete tortoise diet includ [...]
Three Things You Need To Know About Tortoise Food

Three Things You Need To Know About Tortoise Food

As a proud tortoise owner, you know your reptile needs good nutrition to stay healthy and well but what does a balanced, complete tortoise diet includ [...]
Working With The Rare Ryukyu Black-breasted Leaf Turtle

Working With The Rare Ryukyu Black-breasted Leaf Turtle

The Japanese government thought so highly of the unique and beautiful Ryukyu black-breasted leaf turtle (Geoemyda japonica) that the turtle was design [...]
5 Key Elements of Reptile Nutrition

5 Key Elements of Reptile Nutrition

From turtles and tortoises to iguanas and lizards, a complete and balanced diet is critical for the health and longevity of reptiles. Complete means a [...]
Reptile Dentition: The Details on Reptile Teeth

Reptile Dentition: The Details on Reptile Teeth

Reptile Anatomy and Physiology is an important part of Herpetology and captive care! [...]
Massachusetts Students Get Involved In Blanding’s Turtle Conservation

Massachusetts Students Get Involved In Blanding’s Turtle Conservation

Students at Weston High School in Massachusetts captive breed and then release Blanding's turtles. [...]
The Angulate Tortoise Of South Africa

The Angulate Tortoise Of South Africa

Meet “Rooipens skilpad,” otherwise known as the angulate tortoise, also known as the bowsprit tortoise. [...]
A Unique Snapping Turtle Rescue

A Unique Snapping Turtle Rescue

These snapping turtle eggs were rescued from a dead turtle that had been hit by a car. [...]
Hermann's Tortoise Care And Information

Hermann's Tortoise Care And Information

The Hermann’s tortoise has remained a heavyweight champion in the reptile community for decades. [...]
Charles Darwin University’s Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility Reopens

Charles Darwin University’s Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility Reopens

Injured sea turtles need to time before they are released back into the ocean and sea turtle rehabilitation center at Australia's Charles Darwin Unive [...]
REPTILES Magazine Contributor Takes In Elderly Woman’s Desert Tortoise

REPTILES Magazine Contributor Takes In Elderly Woman’s Desert Tortoise

Judith Patience has kept Tommy for 35 years and was worried about his welfare when she passes. [...]
What Aquatic Turtle Can Live In A Tropical Fish Aquarium?

What Aquatic Turtle Can Live In A Tropical Fish Aquarium?

The razorback musk turtle can be kept in a tropical fish aquarium of an appropriate size, but be prepared to lose fish. [...]

Minnesota Woman Celebrates 56 Years With Her Gopher Tortoise

George the gopher tortoise and Jeanna Smith have been together more than 50 years. [...]
The Leopard Tortoise Of Africa

The Leopard Tortoise Of Africa

Awesome beauty, a calm demeanor and a hefty size— what’s not to love about the leopard tortoise? [...]

Tortoise Who Almost Died After He Was Hit By Car Doing Much Better

Spike was ran over by a car in June 2016. He has since healed and can walk more than three hours a day. [...]
Elongated Tortoise Information And Care

Elongated Tortoise Information And Care

Though not a common species in tortoise collections, more and more herpetoculturists are discovering the elongated tortoise and inviting them into the [...]
Common Musk Turtle Care And Information

Common Musk Turtle Care And Information

These highly aquatic turtles are found in both slow-flowing sections of stream and river habitats, as well as lakes and ponds. They move clumsily on l [...]
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