Tortoises are a family Testudinidae which is in the order Testudines and suborder Cryptodira. They have hard shells which make up the carapace and plastron. They are able to tuck their limbs and head into the shell for protection. Most tortoises have stump like legs and tortoises can range in size from 3 inches to 36+ inches. (check out the information subpage for size chart) They are found on almost every continent. Tortoises are in trouble right now. Due to hunting, collection for the pet trade and food trade, and lost of habitat tortoises are going extinct faster then any other reptile. Predictions show that in 30 years we might not have any tortoises at all in the wild! Please check out the links page and check out some of the pages I posted. Some are organizations that help these animals. One day I hope to do the same.
If you would like to see updates on MY tortoises. Click on the subpages just under the tortoise page (it will drop down). I try to keep pictures as up to date as possible. This can help people with Ideas and a Idea on what each species looks like. If anyone has questions please feel free to email me.
Species of tortoises I own: Mountain tortoise, Red Foot Tortoises, Texas Tortoise, Ca Desert Tortoise, Greek Tortoise, Russian Tortoises.