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tired Galapagos tortoise

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Due to the large number of links and lack of time, this page will NOT BE CHECKED FOR DEAD LINKS anymore. Sorry. I do still occasionally add a few new links, though. Also, I will gladly remove any dead links if you alert me about them. :O)

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1.) Indian / Sri Lankan Star tortoises

2.) Burmese Star tortoises

3.) Allergy & toxics links

4.) Tortoise diet links

5.) Tortoise housing links

6.) Angulate tortoises

7.) Fecal exam links

8.) Radiated tortoises

9.) Greek tortoises

 

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1.) Links - Indian / Sri Lankan Star tortoises

- Geochelone elegans -

geochelone elegans

Indian Star tortoise, Sri Lankan type

Caution

These offsite links are NOT intended as an endorsement. I am not familiar with most of these breeders, businesses, individuals, or the quality of their animals and/or products.

Most of these links, i.e., their page contents, have NOT been verified for accuracy. These links are included merely for the convenience of obtaining more information about Indian / Sri Lankan Star tortoises. As always, do your own homework!

Profiles & care sheets

Ps. You can translate foreign language text and/or web pages by Yahoo Babel Fish or Google Translate.

Breeding & eggs - Stars

Breeding & eggs - Other

Things & gifts

Conservation, international trade etc.

Misc. pages

Videos

Blogs

Forums

Yahoo groups

Maps & climate

Pdf files

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2.) Links - Burmese Star Tortoise

- Geochelone platynota -

geochelone platynota

Burmese Star tortoise

Caution

These offsite links are NOT intended as an endorsement. I am not familiar with most of these breeders, businesses, individuals, or the quality of their animals and/or products.

Most of these links, i.e., their page contents, have NOT been verified for accuracy. These links are included merely for the convenience of obtaining more information about the Burmese Star tortoise. As always, do your own homework!

Burmese Star - Profiles & caresheets

Burmese Star - Books

Burmese Star - Videos

Burmese Star - Misc. links

Burmese Star - Forums

Burmese Star - Gifts

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3.) Links - Allergies & Tortoise Keeping

- Allergies, toxics, etc. -

Geochelone elegans

Indian Star tortoises

First

To start, read the Substrates & Allergics (indoor substrates for tortoises) and Housing & Allergics (tubs, enclosure materials, indoor air quality, indoor humidity, etc.) pages.

Caution

These offsite links are NOT intended as an endorsement. I am not familiar with most of these breeders, businesses, individuals, or the quality of their animals and/or products.

Most of these links, i.e., their page contents, have NOT been verified for accuracy. These links are included merely for the convenience of obtaining more information about the topic. As always, do your own homework!

Allergies & tortoises - There isn't much on the web specifically about human allergies and tortoises...

Dust mite allergy - If you allergic to dust mites, keep the indoor humidity low.

Soil, moss, molds etc. - Soil and moss are commonly used substrates in indoor tortoise enclosures.

Wood chips, molds etc. - Various wood chips are popular substrates in indoor tortoise enclosures.

Coconut products - Coconut fiber products are popular indoor substrate for tortoises.

Formaldehyde - toxin, carcinogen

Update Jun 2011: The U.S. government added formaldehyde to the list of carcinogens (cancer causing agents). When buying pressed wood products, look for goods made with ultra-low-emitting formaldehyde (ULEF) or with no-added formaldehyde (NAF) resins.

Plastics - PVC is toxic

Plastics - acrylic is ok

Paints, fumes etc. - Wooden tortoise tortoise tables (open-topped boxes) need waterproofing.

Zoonoses - Diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans.

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4.) Links - Tortoise Foods

- Plants, edible, toxic, nutrients, etc. -

star tortoise taking a bite

Indian Star tortoise, Sri Lankan type, having a meal. Note: Feeding sprouts to tortoises is controversial. Some keepers feel they are ok occasionally, while others feel they should never be fed.

First

To start, read the diet page for info on foods suitable for Indian / Sri Lankan & Burmese Star tortoises and other herbivorous tortoises.

Caution

These offsite links are NOT intended as an endorsement. I am not familiar with most of these breeders, businesses, individuals, or the quality of their animals and/or products.

Most of these links, i.e., their page contents, have NOT been verified for accuracy. These links are included merely for the convenience of obtaining more information about tortoise nutrition. As always, do your own homework!

Tortoise diets

Plant guides

Toxic plants

Spineless cactus

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5.) Links - Tortoise Housing

- Indoors & outdoors -

Geochelone elegans

Indian Star tortoise

First

To start, read the Star tortoise indoor housing, lighting & heating, substrates, hideboxes, outdoor housing, allergic keepers p.1 (more on substrates), and p.2 (enclosure materials etc.) pages.

These offsite links are NOT intended as an endorsement. They are included merely for the convenience of obtaining more information about tortoise housing.

Indoor housing

There are numerous ways to set up a tortoise enclosure. Below are links to some housing related pages I've found while surfing the web. These links do not support any specific set-up, but cover a variety of ideas. As always, read as many resources as possible. Then create an enclosure that's suitable for your tortoise species in your environment and conditions. Observe your tortoise in it and adjust as needed!

Do note that many of the European tortoise set-ups are for various Mediterranean species (Greek, Hermann, Marginated) and Russian tortoises which may not need quite as high environmental temperatures as Star tortoises. Mediterranean and Russian tortoises, unlike Stars, tend to be diggers and climbers, too. They need an enclosure with burrowing substrate and escape-proof walls.

Adult, egg-laying females will also need a deep nesting area if they are kept indoors. See links below.

Caution

These offsite links are NOT intended as an endorsement. I am not familiar with most of these breeders, businesses, individuals, or the quality of their animals and/or products.

Most of these links, i.e., their page contents, have NOT been verified for accuracy. These links are included merely for the convenience of obtaining more information about tortoise housing. As always, do your own homework!

Indoor set-ups

Indoor hideboxes

Indoor nesting

Indoor substrates

Indoor lighting & heating

Indoor humidity

Indoor fire safety

Outdoor enclosures

Heated box-style outdoor houses

Natural habitats

Outdoor safety - tortoise thefts

Disease prevention

Misc. tortoise topics

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6.) Links - Angulate Tortoise

- Chersina angulata -

angulate tortoise

Angulate / Angulated tortoise aka Bowsprit

Caution

These offsite links are NOT intended as an endorsement. I am not familiar with most of these breeders, businesses, individuals, or the quality of their animals and/or products.

Most of these links, i.e., their page contents, have NOT been verified for accuracy. These links are included merely for the convenience of obtaining more information about the Angulate tortoise. As always, do your own homework!

Profiles & caresheets

Misc. pages

Abstracts

Books

Blogs

Photos

Videos

Nature, parks, maps

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7.) Links - Fecal exams

- Direct smears & fecal floats -

supplies for fecal float exam

Supplies for fecal exams

First

To start, read the DIY Fecal Exams page for instructions on how to perform gross exams, direct smears, and fecal floats.

There are many pages on the web about performing fecal float tests on animal poop and identifying microscopic parasites, but it's hard to find tortoise specific exam info online.

Caution

These offsite links are NOT intended as an endorsement. I am not familiar with most of these breeders, businesses, individuals, or the quality of their animals and/or products.

Most of these links, i.e., their page contents, have NOT been verified for accuracy. These links are included merely for the convenience of obtaining more information about parasites and fecal exams. As always, do your own homework!

Fecal exams - tortoises

Fecal exams - other

Internal parasites - tortoises

 

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8.) Links - Radiated tortoise

- Astrochelys [Geochelone] radiata -

Radiated tortoise

Radiated tortoise

 

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9.) Links - Greek tortoise

- Testudo graeca -

Golden Greek tortoise (Testudo graeca terrestris)

Golden Greek tortoise

Links - Greek tortoises

Forums

Links - Golden Greek tortoises

 

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Due to the large number of links and lack of time, this page will NOT BE CHECKED FOR DEAD LINKS anymore. Sorry. I do still occasionally add a few new links, though. Also, I will gladly remove any dead links if you alert me about them. :O)

 

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