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Reptiles

Reptiles like Anacondas aren’t “Pocket Pets” but they aren’t furry either.

Care and Breeding YellowFoot Tortoises – Geochelone

In the Fall of 1997 I decided to start a breeding project to propagate Geochelone denticulata, the Yellowfoot Tortoise from South America. I start with a male specimen I got in Atlanta, a tortoise...

Wood Turtles Clemmys insculpta

Name: Wood Turtles Scientific Name: Clemmys insculpta Country of Origin: The wood turtle ranges from Nova Scotia south to northern Virginia and west through southern Ontario and New York to northeastern Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin,...

Spotted Turtles – Scientific Name: Clemmys guttata

Country of Origin: In the Northeastern United States, spotted turtles might be found in larger vernal pools, particularly those close to other wetland systems. Spotted turtles move about in search of feeding resources and...

Hatching Geochelone Denticulata Breeding Yellow Foot Tortoises

Hatching Geochelone Denticulata (S.A. Yellowfoot Tortoise) This is a pan-shot of the 15 gallon aquarium I modified into an incubator. A thermometer over the water bath shows 82-87 degrees. The eggs are on fluorrescent...

How To Trap Turtles

Turtle Trapping For Dummies or How To Trap Turtles This thorough document describes how to trap turtles, including the equipment needed, time of day, where and how to set a trap and what kind...

Common Parasites in Reptiles (Illustrated)

I am not the author of the following resource however the document is freely available on the internet and the authors are exhaustively identified throughout the publication. Here’s the “book” which details the majority...

Common Parasites of Reptiles With Deworming Details

Dr Johnson did not write nor does he own the following information which is here PRIMARILY for his library and personal use. Dr Navarre provided this document to a Veterinary conference and it was...

Fly River Turtles: From The Interwebs (Carettochelys insculpta)

Just a link, might as well be private, to a resource for Fly River Turtle information including how they bred at the Rotterdam Zoo in Germany. This material does not belong to Dr Johnson...