If you are looking for information on how to take care of a turtle, this complete keepers guide can provide just that. You can find info on the best practices of husbandry (turtle care) as well as an in depth look at the various types of chelonian (turtles and tortoises) that make for suitable pets for beginners and novice owners.
Most Common Questions about Turtle Care
In this info guide section, we cover all the miscellaneous topics not cover in the other main sections. Here you will be able to read about subjects like hibernating turtles and tortoises, breeding and caring for hatchlings and more. If you have a suggestion or a question you would like us to cover, leave a comment bellow and we will respond with an answer.
Turtle and Tortoise Hibernation
Wild box turtles, aquatic turtles and tortoises that live in colder climates all hibernate during the cold winter months. As an owner, you can choose to hibernate during these cold times too or bring them inside to ride out the winter indoors where it is nice and warm. There are factors you need to be aware of before deciding that hibernation is right for your turtle; sick, young and under weight turtles should not be put into hibernation. You can choose to build a box or convert a refrigerator into a place for them to sleep out the winter or you might decide to dig a pit filled with mulch and leafs.
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How Care for Baby Turtles
When you keep turtles of both sexes in the same habitat and they are of breeding age, they will likely begin to breed. Pregnant females will need a suitable area to deposit her eggs into a nest. Both land species and aquatic species need a loose moist substrate for this. You can then decide to leave the eggs where they are or take them inside and hatch them in an incubator. Once they have hatched, you will need to learn how to feed these tiny size turtles or tortoises.
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