Star Tortoises .net

About & Disclaimer

Who am I?

As a kid, I had several pets, including a tortoise. As an adult, I've kept chelonians continuously for over twenty years. I am not a veterinarian or a biologist. Nor am I a writer or a photographer. I am just an enthusiastic hobby tortoise keeper. Nuts about tortoises, you could say. :O)

100% by me

I am the only person working on this website. I have created the design, structure and content from scratch. As the sole webmaster, I may have become quite blind to my own mistakes. Besides, English is not my first language. So, please do excuse any grammar and style errors you may encounter on these pages. Or, if you'd like to, you are welcome to point out any mistakes. :O)

Burmese star tortoise

Burmese star tortoises are beautiful animals. This one has especially lovely golden-yellow skin.

Work in progress

There's always so much more to learn about tortoises. This website is continually evolving and it's updated on and off. Consider it a work in progress.

References & sources

- My personal knowledge, experience, and observations.
- Numerous turtle and tortoise books and websites, most are listed on the books and links pages, and the links to rest of them are scattered on various pages on this site.
- Most photos are taken by me, but a few are generously provided by visitors with personal permissions. These photos are always credited to the photographers.
- is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to The few dollars I earn are helping to pay the hosting fees for this web site.


The information contained on this website is for general information purposes only. While I try to keep the information up to date and correct, I make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will I be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of I have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

Individuals are responsible for, and encouraged to, thoroughly research all matters before making any decisions or purchases based upon the content of this website.

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