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This page is indexed on our home page under Aspect: 8. Links - Species Specific and the Section: Turtles

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This page contains a selection of the best links found on the reptile species: General information on Turtles. The navigation table on the top left will take you directly to the defined topics, such as  Natural Habitat, Captive care, Breeders, Pictures, More information, Other information and Taxonomy.

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A brief snippet about 1. General Turtles

A brief introduction to the species will be inserted here ..... coming soon! In the interim we have a number of links on the species, listed on this page.


Captive Care
Care Information for Turtles (part 1 to 7) -

Introduction - Part 1 of 7 This care sheet concerns the general care of turtles, sometimes known as chelonians. Turtles are reptiles who are characterized by a hard shell that covers and protects all their internal organs. The upper portion of this shell is known as the carapace, and the lower portion is known as the plastron. Rather than teeth, turtles have hard beaks. Scientifically classified, turtles are of the order Testudines.


This website is a work in progress, and we will be adding more photos of turtles in the months to come. In the meantime, we have created sections containing some of the things every prospective turtle owner should know. Articles on care, feeding, breeding, rescue, and documentation are all provided, and we have also included a discussion board so that you can share information with other turtle aficionados.

Turtle health -

Water Turtles ? W Turtle Diseases/Parasitic ? W Turtle Diseases/Infections ? W Turtle Diseases/Nutrition ? W Turtle Diseases/Injuries ? W Turtle Care ? W Turtle Health ? W Turtle Feeding ? W Turtle Reproduction ? W Turtle Hibernation

All Turtles

Hello and welcome to All Turtles! All Turtles is filled with important information on how to properly care for your pet turtle whether your turtle is a water turtle or a land turtle. All Turtles also has a gift shop for those turtle lovers in your life. The All Turtles message board is a great place to hang out with other turtle owners and to find out answers to some of your questions. Find out what others recommend. Browse around and check out the surroundings. Enjoy! - excellent photos

More Info.
Anatomy of turtles - Foundation Turtle

Turtles are more delicate than you think! We will discuss the building of the turtle in this article, and a short description about the functions of the parts discussed is also included. We want to add more information on this page in the near future. The following specifications are explained: The plastron and the carapax The skeleton (an exploding skeleton is included) Complete cutaway picture of a turtle The Brains (It has no captions yet) The digestion (It has no captions yet) The heart (It has no captions yet) The Muscles (It has no captions yet) Difference in gender (It has no captions yet)

Freshwater Turtles covered by CITES -

CITES (The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.

Robyn's Turtle Page

The Turtle Puddle

This small garden pond and enclosure, which houses a group of American box turtles, leads us to a world of turtles. Built in 1997 for Vincent, a desert box turtle, and Nicky, a river cooter, it provided a wonderful learning experience for me. It drew me deeper into a hobby I'd been involved with for 3 decades before the pond experience.

Turtle Net - basic guide to terrapin care

This website is designed as a basic guide to terrapin care. To the left you'll find links to different areas of the website. If you are not familiar with caring for pet turtles, please click on "Basics" for an overview. If you are in need of particular information, please choose one of the other categories.

Turtle Ranch - major link provider

The mission of The Turtle Ranch is to provide a long term habitat where turtles and tortoises who cannot survive in the wild can live out the rest of their lives. This applies equally to both captive bred pets who have outgrown the habitats or are no longer wanted and to injured turtles who need assistance. I also focus on conservation and education.

We have a Great Classifieds Section & the Best Turtle Breeders List on the Net. We also have one of the best Turtle Related Discussion Forums Care Sheets Listed Alphabetically by Barb Reader Common Names starting with A to I , J to R , S to Z

Valerie Haecky's (Mostly) Water Turtle Information Pages

Copyright by V. Haecky. All rights reserved. This document may be freely distributed for non-profit use, provided this notice is included. Disclaimer: You will find something about everything at this site. I strongly encourage you to use the links provided to do your own, in-depth research. I don't know everything and I make mistakes. This website is an attempt to help turtles, but it is by no means final. All information is provided "as is."


We have many other species documented in similar fashion which are listed on our home page, in the 8. Links - Species Specific section.

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