Research and biology
General chelonian care
- Austin’s Turtle Page. Great general site with articles, state-by-state lists of laws and vets, care sheets, and the Turtle Forum.
- California Turtle and Tortoise Club.
(CTTC) One of the larger and older chelonian clubs in the US. Several good articles, although some are dated. Specializes in Desert Tortoises.
- Tortoise Trust. A UK-based site with great articles and research.
- Tortoise Supply. Mostly a sales site, but some very good information as well.
- Anapsid. Melissa Kaplan’s well-respected reptile care and information site.
- Tortoise Group. Specializing in Desert Tortoises, the info is helpful for everyone. They offer a booklet on care that has a great section about outdoor pens.
- PetSmart has an OK “starter” guide to general turtle and tortoise care.
- Testudines.org A Spanish site (with English option) advertising itself as for turtles, tortoises, and people.
General dietary information
- AZA Nutrition Advisory Group. Nutritional aspects of insects as food.
- eLook.org, my preferred source for nutritional info on various common supermarket foods.
- SelfNutrition, another good resource for nutritional info, with several interpretive charts.
- Oxalic Acid and Foods– an article on oxalic acids.
- USDA list of oxalic acid levels of selected vegetables.
Edible Tortoise Plants
Dangerous Plants for Animals
Housing and environment
Light, Heat, Humidity
Revised 8-14-2012 (C) Mark Adkins
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