August 17, 2017

A Note on Salmonella Contamination

A note on Salmonella contamination: pet water turtles often get a bad rap when uninformed people see headlines like ’Salmonella outbreak traced to pet water turtle.’ Then the panic, speculation and incorrect information starts flying and concerned parents make their kids get rid of their pet turtles.  If the turtle is lucky he’ll land in a rescue and be cared for until a proper home can be found. If not, often times he’ll be dumped into the nearest body of […]
March 31, 2017

2015 captive bred Greek Iberas ready to go!

2015 captive bred Greek Iberas are ready to go!  See the for sale section of the website and review the policies and procedures. Northwest Tortoise is a 501 c 3 non profit tortoise rescue that breeds on a LIMITED (in 2016 six tortoise eggs were hatched) basis. No species already crowding rescues is bred. Hatchlings are raised for at least a year before sale. Additionally, Northwest Tortoise invests a lot of time and energy in finding the correct, prepared and […]