Husbandry

The Pondcast, Episode 55

Ralph's on the Phone

EDITOR’S NOTE: At some point, we made a mistake in the numbering sequence of episodes. The number that appears in text is the correct episode, not the one you hear during the show. In this video, the guys sit down with their friend Ralph Till, President of the Tampa Bay Turtle and Tortoise Society, to discuss how things are going. Ralph is one of the …

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A pair of Geoemyda japonica (Ryukyu Black-Breasted Leaf Turtle)

Leave Them Alone

Anthony opines on the merits of “hands-off” turtle husbandry My night starts like any other, with me laying in bed with my wife and daughter, sitting relatively quietly while my wife and I wait for our little ball of energy to finally tire-out and go to sleep. I usually use this time as an opportunity, much to my wife’s chagrin, to open up my macbook …

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Adult Testudo hermanni hermanni (Western Hermann's Tortoise) - Photo by Chris Leone

Captive Husbandry, Maintenance, and Understanding of the Western Hermann’s Tortoise

Chris presents a detailed talk on Western Hermann’s Tortoise care Chris Leone’s presentation, as seen at the Turtle Survival Alliance 2015 Symposium on the Conservation and Biology of Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles in Tucson, AZ, August 6-9. This talk was part of the Captive Husbandry: Collaboration and Conservation session held on Saturday, August 8th, 2015. Abstract: The Western Hermann’s Tortoise (Testudo hermanni hermanni) also known …

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Custom vivariums designed by Joe of theTurtleRoom for Geoemyda spengleri (Vietnamese Black-Breasted Leaf Turtle)

Custom Vivarium Build, Part 4

The Fog Rolls In

Joe shares the final installment in his custom vivarium build series. Watch as Joe, Husbandry Specialist, explains how he designed and built his new custom Geoemyda spengleri (Vietnamese Black-Breasted Leaf Turtle) vivariums. This is the final part of the series. Part 1: Making a False Bottom Part 2: Creating a Live Background Part 3: Indoor Thunderstorm

Custom vivariums designed by Joe of theTurtleRoom for Geoemyda spengleri (Vietnamese Black-Breasted Leaf Turtle)

Custom Vivarium Build, Part 3

Indoor Thunderstorm

Joe shares part 3 in his custom vivarium build series. Watch as Joe, Husbandry Specialist, explains how he designed and built his new custom Geoemyda spengleri (Vietnamese Black-Breasted Leaf Turtle) vivariums. This is Part 3. If you missed Part 1 – Making a False Bottom, you can see it here and Part 2 – Creating a Live Background can be seen here. Check back later …

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Vivarium Live Background

Custom Vivarium Build, Part 2

Creating a Live Background

Joe shares the second stage of his custom vivarium build. Watch as Joe, Husbandry Specialist, explains how he designed and built his new custom Geoemyda spengleri (Vietnamese Black-Breasted Leaf Turtle) vivariums. This is Part 2. If you missed Part 1 – Making a False Bottom, you can see it here. Check back later for more!

Vivarium False Bottom

Custom Vivarium Build, Part 1

Making a False Bottom

Joe shares the first stage of his custom vivarium build. Watch as Joe, Husbandry Specialist, explains how he designed and built his new custom Geoemyda spengleri (Vietnamese Black-Breasted Leaf Turtle) vivariums. This is part 1. Check back later for more!

Garden State Tortoise

Steve and Anthony Visit Garden State Tortoise

theTurtleRoom Visits Chris Leone and His Animals This video gives a behind the scenes look at one of the most successful cold-climate tortoise breeders in the world. Chris has a reputation as providing great customer care and producing some of the healthiest tortoises available in the trade. We weren’t surprised to see his thoughtful enclosure design and healthy tortoises in person, but it provided a …

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111 Days in the Making…

theTurtleRoom hatches a robust Vietnamese Black-Breasted Leaf Turtle Geoemyda spengleri after a record-length incubation period. Hatched last week, this little turtle was the largest and most world-ready hatchling Geoemyda spengleri theTurtleRoom has produced. At 7.4 grams, he burst from the egg following a team-record 111 day incubation period, brought on by a lower temperature regiment. Fluctuating room temperatures between 69 and 74 degrees were utilized …

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