Tag Archives: Tortoise

Chelonian: Turtle & Tortoise Care & Preservation

Pyxis arachnoides James Badman Tortoise Pic
Courtesy of James Badman of TTPG

Do you like turtles?

“I like turtles.”

As do a lot of people evidently, we see it in the hundreds of memes regarding turtles & tortoises running about the social networks. We wanted to look into the chelonian ‘culture’ as it were. With the help of  the Turtle & Tortoise Preservation Group  & our incredible guest panel of Russ Gurley, James Badman, Michael Thathuvaswamy, Daniel Parker of Sunshine Serpents & others we examine the legislation regarding size, conservation, & even sustainable harvest of species for food.

No Chelonian broadcast would be complete without turtle & tortoise captive care.  So grab a cup of your favourite beverage and join  as we discuss the preservation of all Chelonians & specifically the Spider tortoises (Pyxis arachnoides) and Flat-tailed tortoises (Pyxis planicauda) to be listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). If you want just the audio version please visit our Audio Library.

We invite your support to the following open comment session running UNTIL September 08, 2014

Spider Tortoise Conservation Commentary to Fish & Wildlife Services

Flat Tailed Tortoise Conservation Commentary to Fish & Wildlife Services

Andrew Quinn of Zoo Med talks New Products!

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Andrew Quinn Education Coordinator of Zoo Med talks with us about the San Diego Reptile Super Show of 2011 and a few of the new products available from Zoo Med such as their Aquatic Turtle Banquet Block and their Tortoise foods. He explains to us about how these are more than just food. Zoo Med Products can be found at your local reptile store and all major retail pet stores

Reid of SoCal Reptiles

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Reid of SoCal Reptiles was gracious enough to take time out his busy schedule to sit down with us and talk a little  bit about SoCal Reptiles and what the team over there is working on when it comes to breeding projects as well as how they have expanded their horizons to include more than tortoises. Come along as we learn what it takes to work with tortoises and the other species that Reid is working with.