Housing Tortoises Indoors - Ideas for Building Custom Enclosures
Tortoises do best if they can live in an outdoor pen, at least for part of the year. Tortoises that are kept indoors can become quite stressed and suffer health problems as a result. Building a custom indoor enclosure is the best way to house tortoises indoors if the outdoor option is not available.
A look at the general care of tortoises and some resources around the Net, from your About.com guide.
Profile of the leopard tortoise and very basic care guide.
Profile of the Hermann's tortoise and very basic care guide.
Horsfield's / Russian Tortoise
Profile of the Horsfiled's tortoise (also known as the Russian tortoise) and very basic care guide.
Red Footed Tortoise
Profile of the red footed tortoise and very basic care guide.
Profile of the sulcata tortoise and very basic care guide.
By Melissa Kaplan, a brief discussion of this species in captivity and in the wild.
Desert Tortoise Care Sheet
From the California Turtle and Tortoise club archives, care information.
Desert Tortoise Diet Sheet
A recipe for a well balanced diet for desert tortoises, by Melissa Kaplan.
A description of the proper use of the Jackson Ratio (weight to length ratio) to determine the health of tortoises (particularly suitability for hibernating). From the British Chelonia Group.
Mediterranean Tortoise Care Sheet
Off the Slowcoach Tortoise site, a thorough care guide to Mediterranean tortoises, including some photos to illustrate the different species
By Michael J. Connor, a description and care information for pancake tortoises.
By Andy Highfield, a thorough discussion of ensuring a healthy outcome for hibernating tortoises (mainly Mediterranean tortoises). Also discusses healthy diets.
Slowcoach Tortoise Site
A site devoted to tortoises owners - UK based, primarily Mediterranean tortoises are covered but useful information for any tortoise owner.
A quick description of this process for providing a permanent record of plastron pattern for identification purposes. British Chelonia Group.
Leopard Tortoise Diet - Do Leopard Tortoises Eat Meat?
Find out if leopard tortoises eat meat.
Greek Tortoises and Spur-Thighed Tortoises
Caresheet for pet Greek (Spur-thighed) Tortoises.
Find out the basics of pet Indian Star Tortoise care.
Care guide for pet radiated tortoises.