Skip to content

I Like Turtles

I was a turtle owner even before the Zombie Kid made liking turtles viral in 2007. And before that, I had been stopping my car to help turtles and tortoises cross the road. (Here’s a tip: always take them where they are going, not where they have been) When I bought my Red-Eared Slider in 2000, she was the size of a quarter; fourteen years later, Dr. Jam’s shell is a whopping ten inches. When I first brought her home, I had her in a small tank with no filter. Turns out, this was not a proper set up for her. And because of this, Dr. Jam got sick. Luckily, I found an excellent Herp veterinarian in town. I got her well, and then proceeded to set her up with all that she needed to thrive. So, if your little one is eyeing that turtle or tortoise, or any pet for that matter, make sure that you are informed of what makes a proper habitat for your new critter. Take advantage of these great resources that Richland Library has to offer you in preparation for your new family member. And have a Happy World Turtle Day!


Amazon Says: Pet Video Aquatic & Semi-Aquatic Turtle Dvd more...
Amazon Says: Pet Video Aquatic & Semi-Aquatic Turtle Dvd less...
Amazon

Amazon Says: A TOTALLY GNARLY COLLECTION FOR DUDES AND DUDETTES. TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is the live-action adaptation of the cult comic book and popula more...
Amazon Says: A TOTALLY GNARLY COLLECTION FOR DUDES AND DUDETTES. TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is the live-action adaptation of the cult comic book and popular animated TV show. After exposure to radiation, four teenage turtles - Michaelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo and Donatello - have mutated into ninjas and live in the sewers of a large city. Under the guidance of ninja master Splinter the Rat and television reporter April, the turtles embark on a mission to run crime out of the city and battle the warlord Shredder. TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 2 - The evil Shredder believes he's found what gives the turtles their power and proceeds to create dangerous mutants. Armed with Professor Perry's anti-mutant antidote, it's up to the crime fighting turtles and a pizza delivery boy to conquer these mutants. TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 3 - Everybody's favorite giant turtles travel through time and space to feudal Japan to rescue their plucky sidekick April, when a golden sword accidentally causes her to switch places with a rebellious samurai. less...
Amazon

Amazon Says: Titles in this series present basic information on reptiles plus specific instructions for their care. Each book opens with a description of the animal as it exists in its nat more...
Amazon Says: Titles in this series present basic information on reptiles plus specific instructions for their care. Each book opens with a description of the animal as it exists in its natural habitat, then continues with information on its life cycle and distribution in nature. Readers then get advice on selecting a good specimen, determining sex, and providing proper housing, feeding, and health care. Books are heavily illustrated with instructive color photos. less...
Amazon

Turtles and Tortoises by R.D. Bartlett
Amazon Says: Here is detailed information on both land and water species, with specifics on determining sex, life expectancy, housing, feeding, and health care. Books in the comprehensive more...
Amazon Says: Here is detailed information on both land and water species, with specifics on determining sex, life expectancy, housing, feeding, and health care. Books in the comprehensive and popular Barron's Complete Pet Owner's Manuals series advise on feeding, health care, housing, and all other important aspects of responsible pet ownership. Each title is individually written from first page to last by a pet trainer, veterinarian, or other pet-care specialist. All Complete Pet Owner's Manuals are filled with high-quality photos and instructive line art. less...
Amazon

My Turtle by Hartmut Wilke
Amazon Says: The particularly attractive format that characterizes titles in Barron's My Pet Series helps inexperienced pet owners find answers to frequently-asked questions and understa more...
Amazon Says: The particularly attractive format that characterizes titles in Barron's My Pet Series helps inexperienced pet owners find answers to frequently-asked questions and understand how they can meet the needs of their newly acquired pet. These handsome books are accessible to older children as well as adults. My Turtle discusses all aspects of turtle care, including proper feeding, setting up a terrarium, recognizing and treating a turtle's health problems, and even breeding. Like all other books in this series, My Turtle is filled with easy-to-understand reference charts, fact-filled sidebars, and hundreds of handsome and instructive color photos. A photo-illustrated quick-reference turtle-care checklist is presented on the book's cover flaps. less...
Amazon

Tortoises by Andrew Highfield
Amazon Says: Collectively tortoises are popular and beautiful reptiles available in a range of sizes, prices and habitat needs. Written by well-known experts on the care, breeding, and con more...
Amazon Says: Collectively tortoises are popular and beautiful reptiles available in a range of sizes, prices and habitat needs. Written by well-known experts on the care, breeding, and conservation of tortoises, this complete yet concise guide covers more than a dozen species of these popular creatures. Included are chapters that thoroughly discuss a variety of topics such as outdoor and indoor housing, nutrition, health care, hibernation, and breeding. less...
Amazon

Turtles by Hartmut Wilke
Amazon Says: Turtles is a book in Barron's series of Complete Pet Owner's Manuals . This manual offers detailed instructions on turtle care, safe handling, feeding, health care, and terr more...
Amazon Says: Turtles is a book in Barron's series of Complete Pet Owner's Manuals . This manual offers detailed instructions on turtle care, safe handling, feeding, health care, and terrarium construction and maintenance. Written especially to introduce inexperienced and prospective pet owners to the pleasures and duties of pet care, Barron's Complete Pet Owner's Manuals also make fine guides to pet care for older children. These heavily illustrated books are filled with helpful information on purchasing, housing, feeding, health care--and where applicable, grooming and training pets. Each book is individually written by an expert--a trainer, breeder, veterinarian, or other animal specialist. These manuals cover every popular dog and cat breed, as well as bird varieties, hamsters and other small caged animals, fish varieties for aquarium hobbyists, terrarium pets, and even exotics, such as reptiles, amphibians, and scorpions. All books have 70 or more color photos, and most also have instructive line illustrations. less...
Amazon

Amazon Says: The Merck/Merial Manual for Pet Health delivers animal health expertise in everyday language that all pet owners can understand. This in-depth new resource, authored by over 2 more...
Amazon Says: The Merck/Merial Manual for Pet Health delivers animal health expertise in everyday language that all pet owners can understand. This in-depth new resource, authored by over 200 veterinary experts, covers the full spectrum of today’s pets, from dogs, cats and horses to birds, reptiles, fish and other exotic pets. No other book provides as much health information on as many types of animals. The one resource for a lifetime of pets. less...
Amazon

Amazon Says: A guide to caring for exotic pets features practical information and step-by-step instructions for choosing the right species, setting up a suitable habitat, feeding the anima more...
Amazon Says: A guide to caring for exotic pets features practical information and step-by-step instructions for choosing the right species, setting up a suitable habitat, feeding the animal, and breeding it. less...
Amazon
Print

Comment about this page...