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The World Chelonian Trust receives many requests for copies of our various care sheets to be supplied with animals being sold or given to new caregivers as well as other organizations to print and hand out at their various functions. In order to facilitate this, on this page we present our care sheet library in Adobe® PDF format for ease in downloading and printing.  Free use may be made of these care sheets as long as they are supplied freely by the user and not offered in single or packaged form in exchange for any monetary award, good or service.  In addition the care sheets may not be altered in any manner prior to distribution.


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Basic Care - General Care Sheets

Soft-shelled Turtles  (Trionychidae) - Darrell Senneke

Tortoise Care - Paula Morris

Tortoise Hatchling Daily Care  - Darrell Senneke

Water Turtles - Paula Morris

Genus and  Species Specific Care Sheets

Chelus fimbriatusMata Mata - Ben Forrest

Chelydra serpentinaSnapping Turtles  - Darrell Senneke 

Chinemys nigricans - Kwangtung River Turtle - Darrell Senneke

Chinemys reevesii - Reeve's Turtle   – Darrell Senneke

Chrysemys picta - Painted Turtles   - Darrell Senneke

Cistoclemmys (Cuora) galbinifronsThe Flowerback Box Turtle – Sharon Chancellor

Clemmys guttataSpotted Turtles  - Darrell Senneke and Andy Snider (Curator of Reptiles - Detroit Zoo)

Clemmys insculptaWood Turtle Hatchling Care  - Darrell Senneke 

Cuora amboinensis Asian Box Turtle  -Darrell Senneke and Chris Tabaka DVM

CyclemysAsian Leaf Turtles©  - Chris Tabaka DVM and Darrell Senneke

Geochelone carbonaria - Red-foot Tortoises   - Darrell Senneke and Chris Tabaka DVM 

Geochelone chilensis - Chaco Tortoise  - Chris Tabaka DVM and Darrell Senneke

Geochelone denticulata - Yellow-foot TortoisesChris Tabaka DVM and Darrell Senneke

Geochelone elegans -  Star Tortoise  -  Chris Tabaka DVM and Darrell Senneke

Geochelone pardalisLeopard Tortoises   - Darrell Senneke 

Geochelone (Astrochelys) radiata -  Radiated Tortoises   - Chris Tabaka DVM and Darrell Senneke

Geochelone sulcata - African Spurred Tortoises  - Darrell Senneke

Geoemyda spengleri - Black-breasted Leaf TurtlePaula Morris and Chris Tabaka DVM  

Glyptemys insculptaWood Turtle Hatchling Care  - Darrell Senneke

Gopherus agassizii - Desert Tortoises - Chris Tabaka DVM and Darrell Senneke

Gopherus berlandieri -  Texas Tortoise - Darrell Senneke and Chris Tabaka DVM

Gopherus polyphemus  - Gopher Tortoise  - Darrell Senneke, Sharon Chancellor  and Chris Tabaka DVM

GraptemysMap Turtles  - Darrell Senneke 

Indotestudo elongata - Elongated Tortoises  Hatchling Care Sheet - Darrell Senneke

Indotestudo elongata - Elongated Tortoises  - Darrell Senneke

Indotestudo forstenii © - Forsten’s Tortoise – Darrell Senneke and Chris Tabaka DVM

KinosternonMud Turtles - Darrell Senneke

Manouria emys - Burmese Mountain Tortoises - Glen Jacobsen and Chris Tabaka DVM

Malacochersus tornieri - Pancake Tortoises -  Paula Morris

Ocadia sinensis  - Chinese Striped-neck turtle - Darrell Senneke

Podocnemis unifilis - Yellow-spotted Amazon River Turtle  Care - Darrell Senneke and Chris Tabaka DVM

Pseudemys - Cooter and Redbelly Turtles  - Darrell Senneke

Pyxis planicauda -  Flat-tailed Tortoise   – Darrell Senneke and Chris Tabaka DVM

Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima - Ornate Wood Turtle  – Lisa Weiss

Sternotherus - Musk Turtles - Darrell Senneke

TerrapeneNorth American Box Turtles

Testudo graeca ibera / Testudo ibera - Mediterranean Spur Thigh "Greek" Tortoises   - Darrell Senneke 

Testudo graeca terrestris  -  “Golden Greek” Tortoise - Darrell Senneke

Testudo hermanniHermann’s Tortoises    - Darrell Senneke

Testudo (Agrionemys) horsfieldii - Russian Tortoises  -  - Darrell Senneke and Chris Tabaka DVM

Testudo kleinmanni - Egyptian tortoise  -  Chris Tabaka DVM and Darrell Senneke 

Testudo marginata (Schoepff, 1792)  The Marginated Tortoise - Lisa Weiss

Trachemys scriptaSliders    - Darrell Senneke

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