Welcome to the All Turtles Newbie section!
Being a turtle newbie or tortoise newbie doesn’t have to be overwhelming at all. In an effort to make your life easier we have crafted this quick reference page to get you started fast with your new friend!
What kind of turtle do I have?
This is a huge question that we get a lot! Well, is it really a turtle, or is it a tortoise, or a sea turtle? Check out the following pages to explore which you might have.
– Turtle Species
– Tortoise Species
– Sea Turtle Species
Go here to find a comprehensive list of the top questions plaguing both beginner and experienced turtle owners
For general links to relevant pages on both housing and food for land and water turtles you can come here. For a deeper dive into caring for your specific turtle or tortoise, go directly to the page through one of the links above on the species pages.
Learn how to build a setup for any type of turtle or tortoise you may have. Both land and water turtles are covered here.
Get a complete overview of both the time and costs that are associated with pet turtle ownership here. This is a great resource to look at before you buy or adopt one to get an understanding of what ownership involves.
While each turtle will vary in its specific diet, this will give you a solid general overview of the types of food you can feed your turtle or tortoise.
Did your turtle or tortoise get injured, or is it acting weird? Check out the first aid section to see a number common questions and issues addressed.
While the forum isn’t currently active, there is a plethora of information there. Just go to the search bar and see if you can find the answer to your question already answered.
As with anything, there will be a specific vocabulary. We have a comprehensive list of words with definitions that are related to the herpetology field.
This is still in development, but we plan to make this a classifieds type page for both people looking to give up their turtle and others who are looking to adopt.
We hope this has been a great resource for you and will help get you going on your new turtle or tortoise ownership journey.
Let us know if you have any comments or recommendations on how we can make this page even more useful.