Turtle care can be quite a mystery at first glance, but we've got you covered with some great guides below to help you manage the care of your turtle and even the care of your tortoises. Turtles and tortoises are fun and interesting to watch. When my turtles’ tank was set up beside the TV, I would catch myself watching my turtles instead of the TV. Although owning turtles can be a lot of fun, it can be a great a chore to properly care for them. In the beginning, ownership is new and exciting. However, after the excitement wears off, they still need to be cared for.
To help you care for your turtle I have put together some turtle care sheets (water turtle or land turtle). These care sheets include some guidelines to help ensure that your turtle lives a long healthy happy life. I’ve also included a section on turtle first aid for your turtle. This section consists of tips on the healing of turtle injuries and sickness, and preserving the shell after the unfortunate loss of your turtle.
There are times when you may need the help of a veterinarian. There are a lot of clinics that don’t treat reptiles, and there are some that do, but aren’t knowledgeable about reptile treatment.
The ARAV (The Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians) is a nonprofit international organization of veterinarians and herpetologists founded in 1991. Their goal is to improve reptilian and amphibian veterinary care and husbandry through education, exchange of ideas and research. On their site they have a list of members, alphabetical and by geographical region.