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Three Things You Need To Know About Tortoise Food

As a proud tortoise owner, you know your reptile needs good nutrition to stay healthy and well but what does a balanced, complete tortoise diet include? “Tortoises need foods that are appropriate for their species, age and lifestyle,” said Dr.…

Three Things You Need To Know About Tortoise Food

As a proud tortoise owner, you know your reptile needs good nutrition to stay healthy and well but what does a balanced, complete tortoise diet include? “Tortoises need foods that are appropriate for their species, age and lifestyle,” said Dr.…

Tortoise Stolen From Florida’s Riverland Nursery

Someone stole Calypso, a yellow-footed tortoise (Geochelone denticulata) from the Riverland Nursery in Fort Myers, Florida, and the folks at the nursery would like her back. The tortoise has been at Riverland for many years and even has her own…

5 Key Elements of Reptile Nutrition

From turtles and tortoises to iguanas and lizards, a complete and balanced diet is critical for the health and longevity of reptiles. Complete means all nutrients required for the species’ age and lifestyle are included, and balanced means all nutrients…

Desert Tortoise Survives Not One, But Two Utah Wildfires

A Mojave desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) was observed during a Utah Division of Wildlife Resources fire destruction survey in southern Utah with burn scars from the most recent Turkey Farm Road fire in July and the 2005 Mill Creek fire.…

Gopher Tortoise Conservation Plan Updated And Announced By USDA

The United States Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service will continue its conservation efforts of the gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus)and its critical habitat, the USDA announced in a press release August 31. The NRCS released its five year plan,…

Petsmart Teams With Snapchat To Promote Reptile Keeping

Petsmart announced it is using an augmented reality lens with the Snapchat social medial platform in an effort to promote reptile keeping. The AR lens, in combination with a quiz that user’s take, will transform the user’s face into a…

Buffalo Zoo Wants Stolen Red-Footed Tortoise Returned

Someone stole the Buffalo Zoo's resident red-footed tortoise (Chelonoidis carbonaria), and the zoo is hoping that she will be returned safely. Red, as she is affectionally called, was stolen June 2 from the zoo's Rainforest Falls exhibit. In our Buffalo…