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Box Turtle Care and Conservation Webpage

This website contains the natural history and captive care of North American box turtles. (Terrapene)

WELCOME to my website about box turtles! In addition to the information found here, check out my book BOX TURTLES, published by TFH Publications, Inc. It covers a broad range of topics and is a good source for box turtle husbandry for both Terrapene and Cuora. You can find it on Amazon.com and at many pet supply stores.
Box Turtles, by Tess Cook

 

IF you're interested in just three-toed box turtles, check out my article THIRD TOE IS A CHARM, published in the July, 2012 edition of REPTILES.
Third Toe is a Charm, by Tess Cook

 

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BOX TURTLE CARE A-Z
An on-line reference book

NATURAL HISTORY
Covers N. American Terrapene

BOX TURTLE GALLERY
Photo Gallery from the Boxturtlelist

BOX TURTLE FAMILY
Lots of pics!! (kid friendly)


Other Species of Chelonian
 

ASIAN BOX TURTLES
Exotics from Asia & Africa

AQUATIC TURTLES
Link to Tortoisetrust.org

TORTOISES
Link to About.com

 

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If you have specific box turtle questions please check out the FAQ page. Many of the basic questions are answered there.

If you have hibernation questions please check out Dr. Roger Klingenberg's article on the subject, Box Turtle Hibernation. His detailed article will show you step by step how to hibernate your turtles safely.

If you need more help or can offer help, join the Box Turtle Discussion mailing list Boxturtlelist/join.
 

 

BOX TURTLE CAPTIVE CARE WEBSITES

The links below will connect you to on-line care sheets and information about box turtles. Care sheets by different authors are listed because we still don't know the one correct way to care for box turtles. Use your common sense in assessing care information from the various sources. Not everything you read may be correct. Be careful and learn from as many sources as possible and never stop searching for more information about box turtle care. Learn from Mother Nature especially. She's been aptly caring for turtles for millions of years!

 


Disclaimer: Please use all information contained on this web site at your own risk. Last updated on January 6, 2014 .