Tag Archives: Turtle

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

The Herp Report: Blake Shelton & Protected Species

As you may have seen in the social networks yesterday John started a little bit of a storm when he called out country artist and co-host of the television program The Voice on NBC about his statement of killing a protected species. Instead of replying to direct questions if he was joking or not he decided it was a good idea to do otherwise. Welcome to the herpetoculture community Mr.Shelton.
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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