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Event Notice!!!

Posted by Adam Bousquet on June 11, 2011 at 11:26 AM Comments comments (1)

 This Sunday noon until four pm we will be one of the organizations at the Relief group  effort off of route 20 across from the planet fitness in Westfield. Please  come and show your support. We will have some animalsup for adoption and a few for demonstrations as well as information. So please stop in and show your love of our shelled friends!


Posted by Adam Bousquet on June 7, 2011 at 6:41 AM Comments comments (0)

Due to the recent tornado issues we would like to remind everyone that we are here to assist with all turtle,terrapin, and tortoise needs and can aid in relocation of displaced animals. Furthermore please everyone reach out and donate since we run off donations and the more donations we get the more good we can do thank you

Thank you for your donations!!!!

Posted by Adam Bousquet on May 5, 2011 at 6:04 PM Comments comments (0)

Terri Phillips today donated generously today... We Appreciate all donations and aid since all of the funds we use our from our own wallets or donations.... Mark has previously donated and is still very appreciated; as are all of our contributers. We would also like to thank the Turtle Rescue League for all their help. We cannot thank you all enough and remember Chelodians need our help, understanding, concern, and dreams.

Facebook Connect App Should Be Resolved

Posted by Chris on April 14, 2011 at 10:16 AM Comments comments (0)

The Facebook log in issue should be resolved. Let us know if you have any difficulties logging in with your Facebook account... thanks!


Facebook Log In Trouble :(

Posted by Chris on April 14, 2011 at 9:59 AM Comments comments (0)

We are experiencing technical difficulties with the Facebook Connect App. Upon logging in, users are recieving the following error message:


"Invalid API key specified

The app you are trying to access does not exist or has been disabled."

We apologize for this inconvenience as we are trying to resolve this situation as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.



Pyramid Myth Busting

Posted by Adam Bousquet on April 13, 2011 at 11:26 PM Comments comments (0)

The most recent research has dispelled all the guesses about pyramidding being the result of overfeeding, too much protein, not enough calcium or UVB, and other assumptions. As a matter of fact, just about everything but the quality of air that they breather has been attributed as the cause. After extensive study with Sulcatas under different conditions it was found that the overwhelmingly main reason for pyramidding came down to the humidity conditions, epecially in the first 2 years; however this was still negliable . It should be noted that pyramidding commonly occurs in nature as well due to the natural conditions at the time and is not in any way exclusive of captivity.

Research finds that hydration is crucial; however pyramiding has little ill effect on the animal. The classic schools of thought blame overeating, calcium defficiancy, lack of uva/b , improper diet. reseach done has shown that these have no descernable consequence on the development of pyramiding. Genetics are proven related; however there is little else with realistic evidence.Pyramiding is ussually irrepitable, we at western mass  have had some sucess with decreasing pyrading through proper care an affection, however this is slow and far from drastic.

Caresheets galore

Posted by Adam Bousquet on April 13, 2011 at 11:17 PM Comments comments (0)

We are working hard to expand our caresheet library if you are looking for a particular species that is not yet up send us an email. We posted eleven new ones today. Keep your eyes out we are always updating.

New Site Kicks Off!!!

Posted by Adam Bousquet on March 27, 2011 at 5:27 PM Comments comments (0)

This new site is almost done and our donations page is finally up and functional. We are greatly appreciative of all donations and are happy to thank Mark for his donations the first since the new page has been born. Thank you very much and lets keep up the enthusiam both physical and financial aid helps this group function thank you!