I look after 2 Eastern Long Neck Turtles and I have decided to make this website as a quick reference for people who are new to keeping turtles or are considering getting a turtle as a pet and would like to know what is required to do this.
We live in Canberra, Australia. In the ACT, it is not required to have a license to keep Eastern Long Neck Turtles (Murray River Short Neck Turtles are also available in this area, but a license is required to keep them).
Most turtle tanks that you may buy are quite small, we decided to go all out and get a tank which is around 4 ft (122cm) long and 2 ft (61cm) deep (this was made especially for us by a reptile store here in Canberra). For more information on Tanks please go to the Turtles Housing Requirements page.
Since I have Eastern Long Neck Turtles, I will mostly we referring to them on this site, but most things will relate to many other breeds of turtles also.
I will be updating this site when I can and will add more information as I come across it (it’s always good to learn from other people’s experiences with turtles).
If you have comments or other things you would like to see on this site. Please use the contact us section and I will get back to you as soon as I can.