"I wish every potential turtle owner would read this book before heading to the pet store. "Tamara Turtle's Life So Far" is a fun and colorfully illustrated story that follows one turtle's adventure through life. But beyond the fun story, it explains one of the biggest problems involving reptiles in the pet trade. Red ear slider turtles are bred by the million, brought home as pets on a whim, and the majority of them are abandoned long before they reach mid-age. In a friendly and non-preachy way, the story shares how much care and equipment is required to raise a healthy pet turtle, and how abandoned pet turtles in the wild can hurt wildlife. After running our own reptile rescue for many years, I can speak with authority when I say that red ear sliders are the most commonly abandoned reptile in the pet trade. I wish I had a nickel for every request we got to take unwanted pet slider turtles, and I wish this book was in every library in the country!"
President, Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary
"Give reptiles a chance!"