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Pancake Tortoise Information

Pancake tortoises are unlike any other tortoise in the world.

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.

Yellow-Footed Tortoise Care

Geochelone denticulata tortoise captive care.

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

If properly cared for, golden greek tortoises make a long-lived and rewarding companion animal.

Keeping and Caring for Red- and Yellow- Footed Tortoises

Your guide to keeping this interesting South American tortoise.

Eastern Box Turtle

Smart and fun to watch, box turtles make fantastic pets.

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

Construct a healthy, attractive habitat for your turtles.

Three-toed Box Turtle Care and Information

Kept properly in an outdoor pen, the three-toed box turtle can thrive.

Burmese Mountain Tortoise Care

Manouria emys emys and M.e. phayeri can make placid, but very large pets.

Pyramiding in Tortoises

Pyramiding is one of the biggest problems associated with raising tortoises.

Greek Tortoise

Care sheet for the Greek tortoise.

Expert Leopard Tortoise Care Tips

Learn how to care for the leopard tortoise

How to Care for Soft-shelled Turtles

Soft-shelled turtles are fairly easy to care for, but they get big and can be aggressive.

Three-Toed Box Turtle Hibernation

Bonus content from the July 2012 REPTILES magazine article "Third Toe is a Charm"

Indoor Tortoise and Turtle Table Housing

Make your indoor tortoise or turtle table housing stand out.

Five Top Aquatic Turtle Tips

Expert tips on keeping aquatic turtles.

Captive Care and Breeding of the Central American Ornate Wood Turtle

Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima manni is a great turtle to keep if you can find one.

Pink-Bellied Side-Necked Turtle Care Sheet

Care sheet for the pink-bellied side-necked turtle Emydura subglobosa

Keeping Your Turtle Healthy

Valuable Tips For a Happy and Healthy Turtle

A History of the Pet Hatchling Aquatic Turtle Trade in the United States

Popular in the 1960s, the red eared slider was the poster animal for the mail order/dime store reptile

Cooter Turtles

Captive care for cooter turtles of ponds and rivers.

Indoor Turtle and Tortoise Table Housing

Make your indoor turtle or tortoise table housing stand out.

Egg-Bound Turtle

What can you do for an egg-bound turtle?

Sulcata Tortoise Vitamin Deficiency

My sulcata tortoise does not move much, its eyes are always closed and its shell is soft.

Albino Sulcata Tortoise

Are my sulcata tortoises albino?

Turtle Age by Shell Markings

Is it possible to tell a turtle’s age by its shell markings?

Tortoise With Goiter

How do you treat a tortoise with a goiter?

Tortoise Safe Pesticides

Are there any pesticides or chemicals that can be used around tortoises?

Trimming Tortoise Beaks

How do you trim a tortoise beak?

Box Turtle Not Eating

My box turtle won't eat, please help.

Turtle Shedding Skin

Why is my turtle shedding skin on its legs?

The Spotted Turtles

The spotted turtles (Clemmys guttata) are small, beautiful and semiaquatic emydid turtles found from Maine to Florida along the Atlantic coastal plain.

Deworming Tortoises

What medications should I use when deworming my tortoises?

Box Turtle Care and Hibernation

Box turtle care and hibernation information.

Indoor Turtle Hibernation

Do indoor turtles still need to hibernate like outdoor turtles?

Turtle Shell Rot and Shell Problems

What is the best way to treat a turtle with shell rot or shell problems at home?

Sonoran Desert Tortoise Feeding and Diet

My Sonoran Desert tortoises don't eat much.

Water Turtle Health

Learn about maintaining a health environment for your water turtle.

Water Turtle Lighting and Temperature

Learn about the lighting and temperature requirements of water turtles.

Water Turtle Habitat Setup

Learn how to set up your baby water turtle's new habitat.

Water Turtle Diet and Feeding

Learn about the dietary and feeding requirements of water turtles.

Cast Your Vote

What lizards do you keep?