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About Us

Welcome to! I’m Brock, and I’ve had the privilege of leading this passionate team since our establishment in 2001. We are a group of dedicated turtle enthusiasts, conservationists, and experts, unified by a shared mission: empowering others in their journey with these amazing creatures. We believe in nurturing a world where turtles are celebrated, protected, and responsibly cared for.

At, our commitment goes beyond a love for turtles and tortoises. We are dedicated to delivering comprehensive, reliable, and engaging resources for all turtle species. We are here to serve as your trusted guide, whether you’re a seasoned turtle caretaker or a newcomer, excited to learn and grow alongside these remarkable animals.

Our core values include the well-being and preservation of turtles and their habitats. We’re not just about pet care—we’re also passionate advocates for conservation and environmental stewardship. Each member of our team deeply cares about the health and future of turtles, and it’s this shared passion that drives our work every day.

The journey we’ve taken since 2001 has been marked by a dedication to providing access to quality and verified information. Our goal is to make sure every turtle or tortoise owner—regardless of experience level—can find the advice and guidance they need to provide the best care possible.

We are always open to hear from you! Your questions, comments, and suggestions for improvement are invaluable to us in serving our mission better. Feel free to send us a message at [email protected].

Thank you for being part of our community, and for joining us in the pursuit of a brighter future for turtles and their habitats.

The Team

Chief Herpetologist & Author

Will Bruce - Herpetologist and Author
Will Bruce – Herpetologist and Author

Will Bruce is a herpetologist whose passion is educating people about reptiles and amphibians. With over 20 years of experience, he has contributed to publications that focus on Ball Pythons, herpetoculture, field herpetology and south-east Asian ecology. These days, he splits his time between running his educational website –, breeding Ball Pythons and going on herping trips abroad.


Edd Hodsdon - Author
Edd Hodsdon – Author

Edd Hodsdon is a freelance content writer based in the United Kingdom. He has a BA degree in Creative and Professional Writing and enjoys writing in the herping field. He has a particular interest in crested geckos and turtles. He loves seeking out local wildlife in the UK, including amphibians and reptiles.


Aaron Thompson - Author
Aaron Thompson – Author

Aaron is a freelancer and novelist located in the Eastern US who loves to read, write, and constantly learn about new subjects. His love of reptiles and amphibians started when he was young. Like a little Dennis the Menace he was always catching turtles, snakes, frogs and lizards. Now he owns a pair of bearded dragons and when he’s not writing he’s spending as much time outdoors as possible.

Site Manager

Brock Yates - All Turtles

Brock Yates has a passion for educating people about turtles & tortoises. He grew up with turtles that he caught in the wild. Realising that the turtles were not correctly cared for due to a lack of knowlege he set out to provide a resource available to everyone in order to ensure good care can be provided to all turtles and tortoises.

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