2010 TTPG Conference on Captive Care and Breeding of Turtles and Tortoises

1st Annual Turtle and Tortoise Preservation Group Conference on Captive Care and Breeding of Turtles and Tortoises. November 18-19, 2010 - Phoenix, AZ

Exo Terra is the proud sponsor of the 1st Annual Turtle and Tortoise Preservation Group Conference on Captive Care and Breeding of Turtles and Tortoises this year. The TTPG Conference will be held at the Mesa Marriott Hotel in Mesa, AZ on Thursday, November 18th and Friday, November 19th 2010. The conference will include talks on captive care, nutrition, health and medical issues, and other important topics for those keeping and breeding turtles and tortoises in captivity. The Conference will end on Friday at noon with a lunch banquet and keynote speaker. The Phoenix Reptile Expo will begin on Friday after the Conference and the Expo will be Saturday and Sunday, November 20th and 21st.
To register please visit ttpg.org.

2010 TTPG Conference
on Captive Care and Breeding of Turtles and Tortoises

Thursday, November 18, 2010

  • 8:30 to 9:00 am – mingle and continental breakfast
  • 9:00 am – WELCOME (TTPG) Russ Gurley
  • 9:15 to 10:15 am – Dave Lee (Tortoise Reserve): “Captive Breeding: A Well Proven Wildlife Management Tool.”
  • 10:15 to 10:45 am – Gary Bagnall (ZOO MED): “Building the Mother of All Turtle Greenhouses”
  • 10:45 to 11:00 am – break
  • 11:00 to 11:30 am – Cord Offermann DVM: “Keeping and Breeding Pyxidea (Cuora) mouhotii, the Keeled Box Turtle”
  • 11:30 to 12:15 pm – Dennis Uhrig (Bonner Award Winner): “Keeping and Breeding the Trachemys species of Mexico”
  • 12:15 to 1:15 pm – LUNCH
  • 1:15 to 2:00 pm – Wayne Hill (National Reptile Breeders Expo / TTPG): “Problems Breeding Freshwater Turtles”
  • 2:00 to 2:30 pm – Vince Scheidt: “Natural History and Captive Propagation of the Bowsprit Tortoise (Chersina angulata)
  • 2:30 to 3:00 pm – Kurt Edwards: “Keeping and Breeding Spotted Turtles”
  • 3:00 to 3:45 pm – Greg Fleming DVM (Disney’s Animal Kingdom): “Chelonian Nutrition”
  • 3:45 to 4:30 pm – Paul Vander Schouw: “Maintaining a Large Aquatic Turtle Collection and Construction of Housing Facilities”
  • 4:30 to 4:45 pm – break
  • 4:45 to 5:15 pm – Jerry Fife (TTPG / Fife Reptiles): “Maintaining a Large Tortoise Collection”
  • 5:15 to 6:00 pm – Ben Anders: “Incubation of Turtle Eggs”
  • 6:00 to 7:30 pm – Dinner together outside of the Marriott venue
  • 8:00 pm to ??? – Meet up at the Marriott for socializing, talking turtles, etc.

Friday, November 19, 2010

  • 8:30 to 9:00 am – mingle and continental breakfast
  • 9:00 to 9:45 am – Richard Fife (TTPG / Riparian Farms): “The IVORY Tortoise: A Captive Breeding Story”
  • 9:45 to 10:30 am – Cord Offermann DVM (TTPG): “Maintaining a Healthy Turtle Collection”
  • 10:30 to 10:45 am – break
  • 10:45 to 11:15 am – Richard Funk DVM: “Treating Chelonian Parasites at Home”
  • 11:15 to 12:00 pm – Barry Downer (Tulsa Zoo): “Raising Hatchling Turtles and Tortoises”
  • CONCLUSION – Russ Gurley
  • 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm – lunch banquet and keynote speaker: Don Moll – Breeding, Head-starting, and Reintroduction of Chitra indica
 
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