Category: Turtles & Tortoises Care

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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 [...]
Keeping The Kwangtung Turtle

Keeping The Kwangtung Turtle

The Kwangtung turtle is critically endangered and in need of conservation efforts. [...]
Indian Star Tortoise Care And Breeding Tips

Indian Star Tortoise Care And Breeding Tips

Tips for keeping one of the world’s most attractive tortoises—the Indian star tortoise. [...]
Map Turtle Care And Information

Map Turtle Care And Information

Map turtles are as remarkable in their diversity as they are in their behavior. [...]

Endangered Black-Breasted Leaf Turtle Gets 3-D Printed Face

Patches is part of the breeding program at Zoo Knoxville in Tennessee. [...]
Red-Eared Slider Care Tips And Information

Red-Eared Slider Care Tips And Information

Due to demanding long-term needs, keeping this beautiful turtle can be a double-edged sword. [...]

Sulcata Tortoise Run Over By Car Gets 3-D Printed Shell

George the sulcata tortoise will need a new prosthetic shell every three years as he grows. [...]
Common Diseases Of Aquatic Turtles

Common Diseases Of Aquatic Turtles

Annual vet exams will help ensure pet turtles’ long-term health. [...]
Herp Queries: How Often Should I Let My Red-Footed Tortoise Soak?

Herp Queries: How Often Should I Let My Red-Footed Tortoise Soak?

A red-footed tortoise living in a dry climate needs plenty of hydration. [...]
How To Brumate A Tortoise

How To Brumate A Tortoise

Brumating captive tortoises is a matter of choice, so choose wisely. [...]
Diamondback Terrapin Natural History And Captive Care

Diamondback Terrapin Natural History And Captive Care

Terrapins are unique among North American turtles because they live exclusively in saltwater-influenced habitats. [...]
The Burmese Star Tortoise

The Burmese Star Tortoise

Captive breeding may be the last chance of survival for the Burmese star tortoise. [...]
Marginated Tortoise Information and Care

Marginated Tortoise Information and Care

T. marginata is hardy, and its small to medium adult size (12 to 15 inches) is manageable for most enthusiasts. [...]
The Vietnamese Black-breasted Leaf Turtle

The Vietnamese Black-breasted Leaf Turtle

One look into its distinctive eyes and you’ll be charmed by Geoemyda spengleri. [...]
Information About Snapping Turtles

Information About Snapping Turtles

When I look at a snapping turtle, I see Proganochelys, one of the first complete turtle fossils from the Triassic Period, nearly 300 million years ago [...]
Captive-Bred Spider Tortoise Care

Captive-Bred Spider Tortoise Care

The genus Pyxis includes the spider tortoises (Pyxis arachnoides arachnoides, Pyxis arachnoides brygooi and Pyxis arachnoides oblonga) and the flat-ta [...]

Tortoise That Lost Legs To Rat Bites Gets Wheels

Mrs. T, a 90-year-old tortoise has a new lease on her long life after a rat chewed her front legs off. She was unable to walk and the veterinarian who [...]
Does Your Tortoise Have Herpesvirus Of Tortoises, Chelonid Herpesvirus?

Does Your Tortoise Have Herpesvirus Of Tortoises, Chelonid Herpesvirus?

Causes Herpesvirus. There are many different kinds of herpesvirus and not all of them cause overt signs of illness. Species At-Risk Testudo s [...]
Three-toed Box Turtle Care Sheet

Three-toed Box Turtle Care Sheet

Three-toed Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina triunguis) North American three-toed box turtles are found in several states west of the Mississippi Rive [...]
Radiated Tortoise Care Sheet

Radiated Tortoise Care Sheet

Like other tortoises, radiateds need a high fiber diet with as much variety as possible. [...]
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