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Turtles n Tortoises

My favorite reptiles, tortoises and turtles

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...

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...