Turtle Nerds: The Next Generation

Meeting by webcam, Jack, Wyatt, Michael and myself spoke briefly of their planned turtle expeditions across the United States in summer 2021. The interview had not even begun, yet I was quite impressed by their passion and commitment. How did you all meet originally? Jack– “I met Michael in 2017 through social media. After a visit to Peter Pritchard at the Chelonian Research Institute, we …

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The Pondcast, Episode 57

theTurtleRoom Talks TTPG

theTurtleRoom discusses the upcoming Turtle and Tortoise Preservation Group (TTPG) conference with the nicest guy in turtle nerd circles, Michael Thathuvaswamy. Michael is a keeper of turtles and tortoises from the West Coast, who is always willing to help others. He dedicates his time to help the TTPG achieve their important goals around the preservation of chelonian species through captive breeding. The conference takes place …

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Building a Chelonian Library, Part 1

Steve, Anthony, and Ben recommend a variety of books for your reference and reading pleasure worth adding to your own chelonian library. If you love turtles, chances are you love reading about turtles. A library of references and resources at your fingertips is also important to help you care for the specific needs of your turtles and the potential illnesses and injuries that can occur …

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Looking for Pictures!

I am doing a visual study of map turtles at all ages and would like a full array of pictures of your specimens. A full array of pictures include: top of head, side of head, bottom of jaw, top of turtle, bottom of turtle, bottom of tail. Please include the following information: name of specimen, date photos were taken and approximate age of specimen. Please …

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