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Get the Complete Turtle Guide Book!

I know many of you come here looking for advice regarding caring for your turtles and tortoises. It just so happens I found an excellent care book online called the Turtle Guide Book. The video above shows an overview of the book. The chapters include:

* Is a Turtle the Right pet for you?
* Common Turtle Profiles
* Getting Started with your Turtle
* Ongoing Care for your Turtle
* Breeding Turtles (something I have no idea about on this website)
* Looking After your Turtles Health
* Turtle Behaviour and Activity
* Training a Turtle
* Summary
* Best Buys
* Turtle Quiz
* Useful Turtle Links

You learn lots of information about caring for turtles and tortoises and all it takes is 30 minutes of your time. Go get more information on the Turtle Guide Book!

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Gamera, the Tortoise that Could…

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Last Saturday, Gamera, the large amputee tortoise made his debut on national television. Check him wheeling around in the video above!

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Baby Sea Turtle Release

I never get tired of baby sea turtle release videos…

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Turtle Derby Documentary

Every July 4th for the past 50 years a small hometown in Pennsylvania has held an annual turtle race – a fun event that sounds like something from a Mark Twain story.  But this year, the state outlawed collecting turtles from the wild because they’re becoming endangered.   It’s a fun and funny opportunity to see what happens when tradition and environmental issues collide.

Shown from the uniquely insightful, candid and often hilarious perspective of children, Turtle Derby gives voice to the turtle – a slow, silent, unassuming symbol of wisdom – and reveals that both children and turtles have a lot to teach us.

This project is part of the Kickstarter program and could use a boost! Kickstarter is an ALL OR NOTHING proposition. That means they NEED to meet their goal of $12,000 by the deadline of July 24th. If they raise even a dollar short of our goal, they lose it all. EVERYTHING WILL BE REFUNDED and no rewards can be given! PLEASE help them prevent this from happening by donating today!

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Huge Loggerhead Turtle? Huge MRI Brain Scan!

How do you find out why a 1.5-meter-long endangered sea turtle is having epileptic fits? The first step is to find an MRI machine big enough to accommodate her not-so-ladylike girth.

On June 25, “Snorkel,” a 68-kilogram loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta), traveled more than 500 kilometers from her home at National Marine Aquarium (NMA) in Plymouth, England, to Cheltenham Imaging Center, home of one the country’s first open-bore MRI machines. These machines have larger openings than traditional MRI systems, which are too small for massive animals like loggerheads.

Snorkel, now in her mid-20s, has been experiencing seizures for the past five years. Vets have partially controlled the seizures with medication, but the cause has remained unknown. Her handlers suspected she might have cancer or a brain tumor. Snorkel is also mostly blind, has a deformed spine, and has troubles with buoyancy…

Read the whole story: Scientific American

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Animal Abuser Who Put Nail In Turtle Sought: Patch Southampton

Never ceases to amaze me how cruel people can be.

The Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of an animal abuser who hammered a 3-inch nail through the shell of a Eastern box turtle.

The male turtle, which was discovered in Noyac on Tuesday, is in recovery at the rescue center in Hampton Bays after surgery to remove the nail. An x-ray revealed the nail missed the turtle’s spine and vital organs, though it is on painkillers and antibiotics and it not out of the woods yet.

Read the whole story: Southampton, NY Patch

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My Turtle Can Skateboard

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Tickling My Turtle

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My Turtle Following Me

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Turtle Barking

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