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Turtles and Tortoises

Information about keeping turtles and tortoises as pets including the care of aquatic turtles (red eared sliders and others), box turtles, and various species of tortoises.
  1. Aquatic Turtles (38)
  2. Tortoises (23)
  3. Box Turtles (15)
  4. Turtle and Tortoise Health and Diseases (17)

Turtle and Tortoise Lighting
Discover what lighting is vital to your pet tortoise or turtle environment.

Transporting Pet Turtles by Car
Some things to consider when you need to transport a red eared slider turtle in a car, for example if you are moving.

Tips on Moving with Turtles
A reader shares her experiences and tips on moving with turtles.

Turtle Pictures
Gallery of pet turtle pictures submitted to About Exotic Pets by our readers.

Sales of Turtle Hatchlings under 4 Inches in the US
A reminder that the sale of turtle hatchlings is illegal in the US, and how to report people and businesses that break the rules.

Turtle Terminology
Definitions for some common terms used in reference to turtles.

Top Turtle Care Books
Turtles and tortoises are popular pets, but are actually quite demanding as pets. To find out how to properly care for your pet turtle or tortoise and ensure a long and healthy life, investing in a good selection of books from this list is well worth the cost.

Full Book Review - Turtles and Tortoises for Dummies
A review of the book, Turtles and Tortoises for Dummies, by Liz Palika.

Calcium Phosphorous Ratios in Fruits and Vegetables
Finding fruits and vegetables with the appropriate calcium phosphorous ratios can be confusing. Use this simple list to keep your ratios where they should be for your exotic pet's needs.

How To Care For A Turtle
Find out how to take care of a turtle here.

Rehoming Exotic Pets
Rehoming exotic pets who have been found in the wild or who are no longer being taken care of properly is an increasing concern. Everyone agrees it isn't fair to kill these animals but what do we do with them?

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