Russian Tortoise Care (Agrionemys horsfieldii)


Russian Tortoise Care (Agrionemys horsfieldii) Erica Mede, CVT Photos and edited by Susan Horton, DVM Natural History Found naturally in the dry open landscapes of Aghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Russia, and China this tortoise is also known as the Steppe tortoise, the Afghanistan tortoise, the Russian Box [...]

Russian Tortoise Care (Agrionemys horsfieldii)2020-11-11T14:41:48-05:00

Red-foot Tortoise Care


Red-foot Tortoise Care ​Erica Mede, CVT ​Enclosure Style Terrestrial Natural Habitat Tropical/Amazon Basin Diet Style Modified Omnivore Life Span >80 years Size 12-18 inches(Carapace) Temperature Range  74-80 F (Basking 82-90 F) Humidity 50-70% UVB Required Yes Permits required in Illinois None Red Foot Tortoise (Chelonoidis carbonaria) [...]

Red-foot Tortoise Care2020-11-11T14:39:44-05:00

Red Eared Slider Care


Red Eared Slider Care Erica Mede, CVT Photos and edited by Susan Horton, DVM The Red Eared Slider (also known as RES and Red Ears) is an extremely prolific and widespread chelonian accounting for 70-85% of the turtle population in the United States !  The slider [...]

Red Eared Slider Care2020-11-11T14:37:43-05:00

Musk Turtle Care (Sternotherus odoratus)


Musk Turtle Care (Sternotherus odoratus) Erica Mede, CVT Natural History Common Musk turtles, also called Stinkpots, are native to North America from south eastern Canada down through the south eastern and south central United States .  This semi-aquatic species of turtle prefers non-brackish water in the [...]

Musk Turtle Care (Sternotherus odoratus)2020-11-11T14:33:51-05:00

Leopard Tortoise Care (Stigmachelys pardalis)


Leopard Tortoise Care (Stigmachelys pardalis) Erica Mede, CVT Photos and edited by Susan Horton, DVM Beautiful and large, these gentle giants will move furniture, plants, and anything that they find to be in their way.  The Swahili call these animals, “tortoise of the elders” due to [...]

Leopard Tortoise Care (Stigmachelys pardalis)2020-11-11T14:29:27-05:00

Common Snapping Turtle Care (Chelydra serpentina)


Common Snapping Turtle Care (Chelydra serpentina) ​Erica Mede, CVT Natural History Common snapping turtles are a common inhabitant of brackish, shallow slow moving waterways.  Snappers, as they are often referred as, will also take up residence in deep lakes and rivers.  Snapping turtles are found throughout [...]

Common Snapping Turtle Care (Chelydra serpentina)2020-11-11T14:27:28-05:00

Chinese Box Turtle Care (Cuora flavomarginata)


Chinese Box Turtle Care (Cuora flavomarginata) Erica Mede, CVT Natural History  These inquisitive little chelonians, also called “snake eating turtles”, Yellow Margined box turtles, and Golden-headed box turtles.  These turtles are native to the sub-tropical and temperate climates of China , Taiwan , and Japan and [...]

Chinese Box Turtle Care (Cuora flavomarginata)2020-11-11T14:25:05-05:00


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