Turtles & Tortoise Care

Zoo Med Labs: Inside the ReptiSun UVB/LED Lighting Solution

Zoo Med Labs, which developed the first UVB lighting solution for reptiles in the early 1990s has pushed the envelope once again with the introduction of a UVB LED solution for reptiles. LED lighting solutions have been very popular with…

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.…

Breeding Turtles & Tortoises

Houston Zoo Hatches Four Painted Terrapins

The Houston Zoo announced last week that it has successfully hatched four painted terrapin turtles (Batagur borneoensis), the first time the zoo has had success with this species. "It’s the first time the Zoo has hatched painted terrapin turtles, one…

Wild Turtles & Tortoises

Study Highlights Marine Plastic Ingestion In Sea Turtles

A 2018 study found that micro plastics and what is now called marine plastics have been found in all seven marine turtle species. That study looked at both stranded and bycaught marine reptiles in both the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean…

Gopher Tortoise Painted Pink, Florida FWC Seeking Culprit

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is actively seeking any information leading to the arrest and conviction of perpetrators who painted the shell of a gopher tortoise. The tortoise is one of two which had their shells painted. The…

Turtle & Tortoise News and Information

Study Highlights Marine Plastic Ingestion In Sea Turtles

A 2018 study found that micro plastics and what is now called marine plastics have been found in all seven marine turtle species. That study looked at both stranded and bycaught marine reptiles in both the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean…

Gopher Tortoise Painted Pink, Florida FWC Seeking Culprit

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is actively seeking any information leading to the arrest and conviction of perpetrators who painted the shell of a gopher tortoise. The tortoise is one of two which had their shells painted. The…

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Butterflies Drink the Tears of Turtles in Stunning Video

When you think of butterflies, there may not be an immediate correlation to Reptiles, but they may have a more common relationship than previously thought. The Lepidoptera group, which includes moths and butterflies, have adapted to exploit obscure sources of nutrition, like tears. Butterflies and other…

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