KERN COUNTY CHAPTER
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The California Turtle & Tortoise Club (CTTC) was created to promote the preservation, conservation, welfare, study and dissemination of knowledge pertaining to all turtles and tortoises. We are a California Public Benefit Corporation recognized as non-profit by the IRS under 501(c)(3).
In light of our proximity to the Mojave Desert, the Kern County Chapter's primary focus is, of course, on the threatened Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) and learning to keep it in the best simulation possible of its natural habitat.
Many club members also have numerous other species of turtles and tortoises. We believe in the proper care of all species. Every animal has the right to be treated with respect and kept in an environment or habitat where it can thrive.
The Kern California Turtle & Tortoise Club is dedicated to educating people about the preservation and conservation of turtles and tortoises throughout California.
Interested in learning to care for your turtle or tortoise? Check out our Care Advice to raise and keep healthy happy turtles and tortoises.
Hoping to adopt a turtle or tortoise? Let us help you. Our adoptions chair has all the information you need to get started, including permits to keep a desert tortoise.
KERN MONTLY MEETING
Logan Hall Complex, St Philip's Church
6:15 PM - New Member Q&A and Desert Tort Tags
6:30 PM - Meeting Starts
Members and Non-Members are invited to join in the fun!
SPECIAL TOPIC: Torts & Other Pets
Bring your stories to share about your turtles and tortoises and how they get along with your other pets.
* Upcoming events
For maps and other info, click the happy tortoise!
2018-19 KERN CTTC OFFICER RESULTS
President: Heather Ponek
Vice President: Tim Brennan
Treasurer: Kathy Studer
Secretary: Lisa Marriott-Smith
HINTS ON HIBERNATION
Though it may be hard to believe now, winter is coming to Kern County in the next few months. Like many other wild animals, many species of turtles and tortoises will "hibernate" (or more correctly "brumate") during the shorter, colder months of the year.
Hibernation needs vary depending on the type of turtle or tortoise. Links to species specific information can be found on the page of our website. You can also read an excellent article by Michael Connor on CTTC's website.
If you need more information, Contact Us and we'll be happy to refer you to someone who can help.