The Tortoise Network:

The Tortoise Main Page

To view the articles on tortoise care, please visit the main page.  From there you can access links to articles on diet, nutrition, health and housing.

Safe Plants for Terrariums, Vivariums and Paludariums

Please access the above link to view an extensive list of plants that are safe to use in your naturalistic environments.  You will also find resources for identifying safe plants for environments and food items.


Northern Michigan Reptile and Amphibian Rescue

I strive to educate the public on the level of commitment that reptiles and amphibians require, to keep unwanted pets from being released into our environment, and to provide knowledgeable, responsible homes for unwanted pets. Please visit to learn more.


About the Author

Welcome to The Tortoise Network.  

This website is intended to be a resource for both new and advanced tortoise owners.  Here you will find information on diet, health, and housing. 

Please take the time to browse all of the available articles.  This site is continuously undergoing updates as this hobby progresses and we find out more and more exciting things that enrich the lives of our tortoises.  You never know what new thing you may find here.

I know that all of this information can be very difficult for a new or prospective tortoise owner to take in all at once. Getting a tortoise is a lifetime and very detailed commitment. If at any time I can be of any help, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me at and I will do my best to assist you. The only stupid question is the one that you don't ask, and in the end, compromises the life and health of your tortoise.

Resources for Other Pets

I also have written a caresheet for Hermit Crabs.  Too often I see improper care and equipment being advocated by pet stores.  Please visit the Hermit Crab Caresheet to learn more about these interesting creatures.

Kristina Duda © November 18th, 2010