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Red-Footed Tortoise (Chelonoidis Carbonaria)

Red-footed Tortoise Facts Red-footed Tortoises are closely related Yellow-Footed tortoises. On average, adults get to be about 12 inches (30 centimeters) long, with the exception here and there for some who grow up to 19 inches (40 centimeters). Its carapace is dark in color and is loaf shaped. They have lighter patches in the center […]

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Gopher Tortoise

Gopher Tortoise Facts A gopher tortoise is a fairly large land reptile. They have scales on their front legs to protect them while digging and burrowing. Their legs are very short and strong, with wide flat claws for digging. The Gopher Tortoise shell is dark brown to grey-black in color, with a yellow bottom, also […]

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Desert Tortoise (Genus: Gopherus)

Desert Tortoise Facts The desert tortoise has a large, domed shell with no easily recognizable pattern. When it is young, its shell is a light brown or tan hue, but the color changes as the tortoise grows and generally darkens into a dark brown or gray by adulthood. However, the underside of the average desert […]

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Galapagos Tortoise (Chelonoidis Nigra)

Galapagos Tortoise Description The Galapagos is not a turtle, it is a tortoise. Galapagos Tortoises are the largest tortoise species in the world and the 14th heaviest living reptile. They were first spotted in the Galapagos Islands in 1535. The islands were named after these tortoises. Galapago which means ‘saddle’ in Spanish refers to the […]

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Land Turtle Care

The most common land turtle is the box turtle. Since the American box turtle is one of the most widely owned species of box turtles, this care sheet is geared towards the American box turtle. Land Turtle Housing Land Turtle Feeding Land Turtle Hibernation What Next? Well… Check out the links below! Tortoise Species Pet […]

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Russian Tortoise (Agrionemys Horsfieldii)

The Russian tortoise also known as the Horsefield tortoise, Central Asian tortoise, Steppe tortoise, Afghanistan tortoise and Russian Box turtle is a species of tortoise commonly found in sandy clayey areas of Central Asia (as in parts china, Iran, Afghanistan , Pakistan, Uzbekistan). Its binomial name is testudo horsefieldii /agrionymys horsefieldii. Russian Tortoise Facts Scientific […]

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Sulcata Tortoise (Centrochelys Sulcata)

The sulcata tortoise commonly known as the African spurred tortoise is a species of tortoise with the genetic name geochelone sulcata. Its taxonomic name sulcata is derived from the physical appearance of its outer shell. Sulcata means furrow which refers to the deep furrows on the sulcus tortoises’ outer shell.  The Sulcata tortoise is found […]

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Turtle Species

Turtle Species​Turtle Species, there are hundreds of different types of turtles. At the moment we have 30 different turtle species on this page. Click on each one to get further information on caring for your turtle.  If you have any pictures or suggestions, please let us know so we can continue to improve our knowledge […]

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Turtle First Aid – Turtle Injuries or Bites

My turtle is injured Is your turtle alive or unconscious? If they are unconscious, they may need oxygen. I wouldn’t recommend mouth to mouth, however a light puff of air in their face may help for oxygen. Check out this article if your turtle is in water and not moving, you may be wondering if […]

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Speckled Tortoise (Speckled Padloper, Speckled Cape)

The speckled cape tortoise, also known as the speckled tortoise or the speckled padloper, is the smallest tortoise species in the world. In the wild, members of this species can be found in areas of Little Namaqualand, Namibia, and western South Africa. These species are endangered and uncommon in captivity. Speckled Cape Tortoise Facts and […]

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