Turtles & Tortoises Care Sheets

Yellow-spotted River Turtle Care Sheet

Podocnemis unifilis, the Yellow-spotted River Turtle The genus Podocnemis features six species of large river turtles found throughout South America. These impressive turtles have been elusive for turtle keepers in the United States due to legal restrictions. All species are protected as…

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 River including much of Missouri, Arkansas and Louisiana. They occur in portions of southeastern Kansas, eastern Oklahoma and the eastern…

Eastern Box Turtle Care Sheet

Here are a few tips for keeping the Eastern box turtle  (Terrapene carolina carolina) alive and well in captivity, including care of the hatchlings. First off this is not an easy species to keep when compared to others, and I would…

Reeve's Turtle Care Sheet

Reeve’s Turtle (Mauremys reevesii) Reeve’s turtle is the smallest member of the genus Mauremys, one of the largest genera of the Old World turtle family Geoemydidae. Their range extends  across central and eastern China, as well North and South Korea, Taiwan…

Wood Turtle Care Sheet

Wood turtles are a lot of fun to keep and to raise, as they are for the most part very tame and friendly.

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 adaptable, they occur in many fresh water habitats such as mud holes, swamps, rivers and ponds. During droughts…