Turtle & Tortoise Care Sheet and Information Index
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 if you have a slider, a sulcata tortoise, or a common snapper) breeding it. This will please your pet and help save the earth. (Sliders, especially red-eared sliders, and sulcatas 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).