Most species of turtles are threatened or endangered, or at very least, in steep population decline. This makes your job as a pet turtle owner very important. In addition to caring for your pet, once it reaches adulthood please consider (except of you have a slider, a sulcatta tortoise, or a common snapper) breeding it. This will please your pet and help save the earth. (Sliders, especially red-eared sliders, and sulcattas suffer from overpopulation and SHOULD NOT be bred. Other species rarity can be judged from the difficulty of getting them through rehoming, and their prices. MOST species SHOULD be bred, so if you plan to breed, pick one of those).
Turtle laws in the USA: http://www.turtletim...t=0#entry385118
Turtle vocabulary dictionary: http://www.turtletim...om/keywords.htm
Lists of Care sheets:
http://www.tortoise.org/cttc1.html – all care sheets
Turtles of theWorld
Care Sheets, in languages other than English:
http://www.waterschildpad.nl/ (Dutch Language)
Turtles of the World:
Breeding clubs and organizations:
Lists of Books:
Common names v. Scientific names: http://www.turtletim...commonnames.htm
Photographs to help determine what species of turtle you have:
Turtles: http://markmlucas.co...rtlegallery.htm with links to African, Asian and Indonesian, European, North and Central American, and South American Turtle Galleries.
Tortoises: http://markmlucas.co...can gallery.htm
Australian Turtles: (pictures, but no common names are given):
Care website: http://www.aussierep...s...tent&tid=21
Some links with photos of closely related species are listed under the groups of species or the individual species you are trying to subdivide.
Edited by BarbReader, 03 January 2007 - 11:11 AM.