Category: Turtles & Tortoises Care

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Reptile Medicine: It’s Not Always Fun

Reptile Medicine: It’s Not Always Fun

As a veterinarian, I have certainly experienced “miracle” cases—those in which animals survive and thrive regardless of the odds&mda [...]

Leopard Tortoise With Severe Pyramiding Outfitted With 3-D Shell

A leopard tortoise  (Stigmochelys [Geochelone] pardalis) with severe pyramiding was outfitted with a temporary 3-D shell to help protect her now [...]
A Peek Inside The Turtle Conservancy

A Peek Inside The Turtle Conservancy

In 2004, John L. Behler (1943-2006), then curator of reptiles at the Bronx Zoo in New York City, sought out conservationist Eric Goode to ask whether [...]
Top 20 Popular Herps

Top 20 Popular Herps

Which one of these reptiles and amphibians is right for you? [...]
Soft-Shelled Turtle Information And Care

Soft-Shelled Turtle Information And Care

With a nose like a snorkel and the ability to breathe underwater like a fish, the soft-shelled turtle is in a league of its own and requires unique ca [...]
Keeping The Radiated Tortoise

Keeping The Radiated Tortoise

Captive breeding makes the critically endangered radiated tortoise available to enthusiasts. There is no vertebrate group facing greater survi [...]
Keeping the African Spurred Tortoise

Keeping the African Spurred Tortoise

One of the most popular tortoises in the pet trade is the African spurred tortoise (Geochelone sulcata), because of its outgoing and animated personal [...]
West African Mud Turtle Information And Care

West African Mud Turtle Information And Care

Because reptile enthusiasts usually focus their attention on the more attractive species, the less impactful animals often go unnoticed. Unfortunately [...]
Russian Tortoise Care Tips

Russian Tortoise Care Tips

The popular Russian tortoise (Agrionemys [Testudo] horsfieldii) is a small tortoise native to many different countries—not just Russia, but also [...]
The Vet Report: Sulcata Tortoise Spine Abnormality

The Vet Report: Sulcata Tortoise Spine Abnormality

Dear Dr. Mader, I am a tortoise enthusiast and a huge fan of yours. I am in the process of finishing my prerequisite courses for veterinary sch [...]
West African Mud Turtle Care Sheet

West African Mud Turtle Care Sheet

West African Mud Turtle (Pelusios castaneus) The West African mud turtle is a medium sized, aquatic turtle found throughout West Africa. Highly ada [...]
Expert Tips On Keeping The Narrow-Bridged Musk Turtle

Expert Tips On Keeping The Narrow-Bridged Musk Turtle

Exactly what is a Claudius? Proponents of one side of the argument feel that Claudius is a monotypic staurotypine musk turtle, a turtle most closely a [...]
Egyptian Tortoise Care Tips

Egyptian Tortoise Care Tips

The Egyptian tortoise is a challenging tortoise to keep, and it is not for the inexperienced keeper. [...]
Golden Thread Turtle Care Tips

Golden Thread Turtle Care Tips

Although Ocadia sinensis is endangered in the wild, it is available in the hobby. Captive-bred turtles are your best bet. [...]
Bog Turtle Information

Bog Turtle Information

The bog turtle is one of North America’s smallest turtle species is also one of its rarest. [...]
Pancake Tortoise Information

Pancake Tortoise Information

Pancake tortoises are unlike any other tortoise in the world. [...]
Get The Most Out Of Your Next Reptile Vet Visit

Get The Most Out Of Your Next Reptile Vet Visit

No matter what brings you into a vet’s office, ask questions, and be comfortable with the choices you make. [...]
Keeping a Turtle? Here are Some Tips All New Turtlekeepers Need To Know

Keeping a Turtle? Here are Some Tips All New Turtlekeepers Need To Know

By purchasing a turtle, you are making a commitment to their care — and doing so for the long haul. [...]
Golden Greek Tortoises

Golden Greek Tortoises

If properly cared for, golden greek tortoises make a long-lived and rewarding companion animal. [...]
Keeping And Caring For Red- and Yellow- Footed Tortoises

Keeping And Caring For Red- and Yellow- Footed Tortoises

Your guide to keeping this interesting South American tortoise. [...]
Eastern Box Turtle Care

Eastern Box Turtle Care

Smart and fun to watch, box turtles make fantastic pets. [...]
Asian Box Turtle Care Tips And Breeding Notes

Asian Box Turtle Care Tips And Breeding Notes

Cuora amboinensis is not shy, and this turtle typically makes a very entertaining and active pet. [...]
Build The Ultimate Turtle Pond

Build The Ultimate Turtle Pond

Construct a healthy, attractive habitat for your turtles. [...]
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