Turtle Species (30 Of Them With Care Free Guides) - All Turtles

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California law allows people to keep all types of tortoises as pets, although permits are required for certain desert tortoises, Gary Wilfong of the California Turtle and Tortoise Club told The Times. Turtles and tortoises sold as pets also must be more than 4 inches long so they can’t be flushed down toilets and into the sewer system, and so children can’t put them in their mouths, he said.
Martha Stewart and pet expert Marc Morrone discuss the various types of tortoises and how to care for them as pets.
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Southern Greek Tortoises should be housed in an enclosure with a temperature set at a minimum of 80°F. Their basking area should be 95-100°F. If your Greek Tortoise is one of the northern types, he will want to hibernate if the temperature falls too much for too long, so you should keep the temperature within a range of 75-90°F. Make sure that one end of your pet’s enclosure is kept warm for basking, while the opposite end is cooler. Jan 26, 2017 - When it comes to pet tortoises, there are 2 popular types of tortoises that are owned as pets, the Hermann's Tortoise and the Russian Tortoise.
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Part of the reason for the increase in trade may be that Indian star tortoises are more resilient than other types of exotic pets. The traits that helped tortoises outlast dinosaurs—their shells and slow metabolisms—are now being exploited by traffickers. The more common terms, turtle and tortoise, are generally used as a way to describe Chelonians based largely on the types of habitats in which they are found.
Turtles, which spend a good deal of time in the water, usually have webbed feet for swimming. Most live in freshwater, but there are a few that are from brackish habitats. These are mostly considered aquatic turtles or semi-aquatic (marsh and swamp type) turtles. This consists of about 150 species.
Though they can be harder to keep clean than land turtles, they are often easier to care for. There are several species that make good pets for, both for beginners and more advanced keepers, and these turtles are generally inexpensive. Some of these include the Red-eared sliders and other sliders and cooters, Painted Turtles, Map Turtles, Reeves Turtles, and Stink-pots. Semi-terrestrial turtles spend time both in the water and on the land, and always live close to water. The term terrapin is derived from the word terrapene, which means 'land turtle'.
Though a bit more care intensive than the water turtles, there are several land turtles that can make good pets. Several fairly inexpensive land turtles such as box turtles, are readily available at pet stores and are great for beginners. The American Box Turtles are a very good choice, as are the Malayan Box Turtle and the North American Wood Turtle.
Other land turtles (and most of the tortoises) are pets for a more advanced keeper. These more specialized turtles are offered at reptile shows or through breeders, and can be quite expensive.Tortoises (tortoise): Tortoises are exclusively land bound. With only a couple exceptions they have highly domed shells. The burrowing species have spade-like flattened front feet. They are quite ackward swimmers, and if they get in water that is too deep they can easily drown. Some tortoises can get very big and will need a large environment, often with very specific temperature and humidity requirements. They are subject to more serious health problems than land turtles and many are endangered. They are very long lived and often will reproduce in captivity.
Tortoises are recommended only for an experience keeper, as they can have very specific temperature and humidity requirements. They are best kept by specialists. They are offered at reptile shows or through breeders, and can be moderately priced or extremely expensive.Southern Greek Tortoises should be housed in an enclosure with a temperature set at a minimum of 80°F. Their basking area should be 95-100°F. If your Greek Tortoise is one of the northern types, he will want to hibernate if the temperature falls too much for too long, so you should keep the temperature within a range of 75-90°F. Make sure that one end of your pet’s enclosure is kept warm for basking, while the opposite end is cooler.