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All Turtles | Your Trusted Guide to Turtles, Tortoises, and Sea Turtles

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Dedicated to providing free resources to all turtle, box turtle, terrapin, tortoise, and sea turtle enthusiasts. From free care sheets to first aid guides, and in-depth product reviews, discover everything related to the care of turtles, tortoises, and box turtles.

Our Mission

We’re more than just a team; we’re a community of turtle enthusiasts, conservationists, and experts.

We’re here to guide and empower you in your journey with these fascinating creatures, whether you’re a seasoned caretaker or just starting out.

Our commitment?

To nurture a world where turtles are celebrated, protected, and responsibly cared for.

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Our Core Values

At the heart of, our values reflect a deep dedication to the well-being and preservation of turtles and their habitats. We champion:

  • Pet Care Excellence: Providing trusted resources for all turtle species.
  • Conservation Advocacy: Promoting environmental stewardship and habitat protection.
  • Community Engagement: Listening to our community and evolving with your feedback.

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Discover by Species


Common Snapping Turtle - Chelydra Serpentina

Looking for your turtle? We have a list of them with images to help you identify yours and how to care for it too!


Hermann Tortoise

Did you know that most people don’t know the difference between a turtle and a tortoise? Discover more for yourself!

Box Turtles

Eastern Box Turtle on side of river in sand and rocks

Explore the various box turtle species that roam the woodlands and meadows. Their diversity might surprise you.

Sea Turtles

Green Sea Turtle

Find out about all the different sea turtle species in the big blue ocean.  There aren’t as many as you would think.

Discover by Regions

Turtles in the United States

You can find a list of every state in the U.S.A. on this page where you can choose your state and see what species of turtle, tortoise, or sea turtle is native, introduce, or known to be.

Turtles in Canada

Navigate through Canada’s provinces and territories on this page. Identify which turtle, tortoise, or sea turtle species calls each region home, whether they’re native or newly settled.

Turtles in Central America

On this page, select from the countries of Central America and uncover the distinct turtle species that reside in each. Discover native and introduced species and their unique habitats.

Turtles in South America

Explore the vast expanse of South America on this page. Choose a country and learn about the turtle species that thrive there, be they native wonders or introduced inhabitants.

Turtles in Eurasia

Spanning both Europe and Asia, this page lets you journey across two continents. Pick a country and dive into the world of turtle species, whether they’ve been long-established or recently introduced.

Turtles in Australia

Venture to the land down under on this page. Discover which species of turtle, tortoise, or sea turtle can be found in Australia’s diverse landscapes, from coastal regions to the arid outback.

Turtle Families

Cheloniidae – Venture into the vibrant world of Cheloniidae, an oceanic family of sea turtles. From the sleek green turtle to the swift loggerhead, unravel the diverse species that glide gracefully through our oceans.

Geoemydidae – Discover the Geoemydidae family, a fascinating group of freshwater turtles and tortoises predominantly found in Asia. With striking patterns and varied habitats, learn about their unique characteristics and vital roles in freshwater ecosystems.

Pelomedusidae – Plunge into the realm of the Pelomedusidae, primarily African side-necked turtles. Witness the unique way they tuck their heads sideways and explore the wetlands, rivers, and lakes they call home.

Brock Yates - All Turtles

Hey there and welcome!

I’m  Brock and I’m the author of All Turtles. We started way back in 2001 as a resource for people needing advice about caring for their turtles. Today we have evolved to include tortoises, sea turtles and even conservation! Our aim here is still to provide a solid resource for all of you and a community too!

Essential Resources

First Aid

Turtle First Aid

Find the top medical guides written by a herpetologist about things related to turtle injuries, sickness and more.

Turtle Setups

Turtle Setups

Find all the setup guides for water turtles, tortoises, and box turtles.

Product Reviews

Reviews of Turtle Products

Check our buyers guides and product reviews for everything related to turles.

Turtle Laws


Learn about the laws related to owning a turtle or tortoise where you live.

Turtle Terms


Learn all about the specific words used when it comes to turtle and tortoises.

Turtle Adoption

Turtle Adoption

Here you can find turtles up for adoption, find a turtle rescue, or post yours to be given up.



Use this in depth guide to figure out the identification of your turtle or tortoise.

Best Pet

Best pet turtles

Find your favorite pet water turtle in this list.

See the following for smaller turtle species.

Best Pet


Learn what the best pet tortoise is for you from this list.

See the following for smaller tortoise species.

Featured Articles

Biggest Turtles in the world – Delve into the world of giant turtles and discover which species dwarf the rest in size. Witness the grandeur of these marine behemoths and learn about their unique habitats and lifestyles.

Biggest Tortoises in the world – Journey across the continents to find out which tortoises rule as the largest on land. Understand their significance in ecosystems and the reasons behind their impressive sizes.

Rarest Turtles in the world – Explore the mysterious realm of the world’s most elusive turtles. From limited habitats to human impact, uncover the factors that make these turtles some of the least seen on the planet.

Rarest Tortoises in the world – Dive deep into the world of the most scarce tortoises. Learn about the challenges these land-dwelling species face and the conservation efforts to ensure their survival.

Turtle Diets

What Do Turtles Eat? – From tiny insects to water plants, journey through the diverse menu of turtles. Discover their preferred foods and how their diets change across different environments and life stages.

What Do Tortoises Eat? – From succulent plants to fruits, understand the nutritional needs that keep these shelled wonders healthy and thriving.

What Do Sea Turtles Eat? – From jellyfish to seaweed, uncover the myriad of foods that sustain these marine travelers on their extensive voyages.

Find Where To Buy Turtles & Tortoises

When looking to buy a pet turtle, we highly recommend checking to find one that is up for adoption already via our adoptions page or other forums.

If you don’t want to own one, you can still virtually adopt one. Have a look at this page on how to adopt a sea turtle.

If you still insist on buying a turtle or tortoise, make sure to only buy from captive bred breeders. Never take any animals from the wild as this will damage the ecosystem and the conservation of any species.

Turtles For Sale

Here you can find a list of water turtles and box turtles that are available for sale at captive bred sites.

Tortoises For Sale

Here you can find a list tortoises broken down by size that are available for sale at captive bred sites.

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