Due to demanding long-term needs, keeping this beautiful turtle can be a double-edged sword.
George the sulcata tortoise will need a new prosthetic shell every three years as he grows.
Annual vet exams will help ensure pet turtles’ long-term health.
A red-footed tortoise living in a dry climate needs plenty of hydration.
Brumating captive tortoises is a matter of choice, so choose wisely.
Terrapins are unique among North American turtles because they live exclusively in saltwater-influenced habitats.
Captive breeding may be the last chance of survival for the Burmese star tortoise.
T. marginata is hardy, and its small to medium adult size (12 to 15 inches) is manageable for most enthusiasts.
One look into its distinctive eyes and you’ll be charmed by Geoemyda spengleri.
The bladder stone was about the size of a softball.
Red-footed tortoises remain a favorite tortoise.
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 care
The Egyptian tortoise is a challenging tortoise to keep, and it is not for the inexperienced keeper.
Although Ocadia sinensis is endangered in the wild, it is available in the hobby. Captive-bred turtles are your best bet.
Expert care for this Indonesian tortoise.
The bog turtle is one of North America’s smallest turtle species is also one of its rarest.
Pancake tortoises are unlike any other tortoise in the world.
No matter what brings you into a vet’s office, ask questions, and be comfortable with the choices you make.
Geochelone denticulata tortoise captive care.
By purchasing a turtle, you are making a commitment to their care — and doing so for the long haul.
If properly cared for, golden greek tortoises make a long-lived and rewarding companion animal.
Your guide to keeping this interesting South American tortoise.
Smart and fun to watch, box turtles make fantastic pets.
Cuora amboinensis is not shy, and this turtle typically makes a very entertaining and active pet.
Construct a healthy, attractive habitat for your turtles.
Kept properly in an outdoor pen, the three-toed box turtle can thrive.
Manouria emys emys and M.e. phayeri can make placid, but very large pets.
Pyramiding is one of the biggest problems associated with raising tortoises.
Care sheet for the Greek tortoise.
Learn how to care for the leopard tortoise
Information on how natural and artificial lighting affects reptiles.
Soft-shelled turtles are fairly easy to care for, but they get big and can be aggressive.
Bonus content from the July 2012 REPTILES magazine article "Third Toe is a Charm"
Make your indoor tortoise or turtle table housing stand out.
Expert tips on keeping aquatic turtles.
Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima manni is a great turtle to keep if you can find one.
Care sheet for the pink-bellied side-necked turtle Emydura subglobosa
Valuable Tips For a Happy and Healthy Turtle
Captive care for cooter turtles of ponds and rivers.
Popular in the 1960s, the red eared slider was the poster animal for the mail order/dime store reptile
Make your indoor turtle or tortoise table housing stand out.
Are my sulcata tortoises albino?
My sulcata tortoise does not move much, its eyes are always closed and its shell is soft.
What can you do for an egg-bound turtle?
What medications should I use when deworming my tortoises?
My Sonoran desert tortoises don't eat much.
Are there any pesticides or chemicals that can be used around tortoises?
How do you trim a tortoise beak?
How do you treat a tortoise with a goiter?
My box turtle won't eat, please help.
Is it possible to tell a turtle’s age by its shell markings?
Box turtle care and hibernation information.
The spotted turtles (Clemmys guttata) are small, beautiful and semiaquatic emydid turtles found from Maine to Florida along the Atlantic coastal plain.
Do indoor turtles still need to hibernate like outdoor turtles?
Why is my turtle shedding skin on its legs?
What is the best way to treat a turtle with shell rot or shell problems at home?
Learn about maintaining a health environment for your water turtle.
Learn about the lighting and temperature requirements of water turtles.
Learn how to set up your baby water turtle's new habitat.
Learn about the dietary and feeding requirements of water turtles.