Babies! We love babies! These are a few of the African helmeted turtle (Pelomedusa subrufa). It is not that this species is under threat from extinction. But instead, not many people are hatching them out. The info on google says that people hatch at 78-80 degrees. However, we tried them in the i...

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Tortoises and turtles are both reptiles from the order of Testudines, but in different classification families. The major difference between the two is that tortoises dwell on land, while turtles live in the water some or nearly all of the time.

A Tortoise is a reptile from the Chelonian family ...

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These Marsh Turtles have a remarkable evolutionary trait rare in egg-laying reptiles.

They are known for being the first turtle discovered to exhibit an XX/XY system of chromosomal determination, specifically with macrochromosomes.

The XX/XY determination system is the most familiar, as it is f...

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The pink-belliedThe pink-bellied side-necked turtle (Emydura subglobosa) are such aquatic creatures that I had to pick him up in order to photo it.

They are from the Southern Hemesphere so it displays a sideneck. And the colors are wonderful!

Tortoises produce urine and urates. Urine is the liquid portion stored in the urinary bladder. Urine contains waste products and toxins that are filtered from the bloodstream.

Reptiles also have one more type of excretion product, called urates or uric acid. This is the end product of protein di...

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2 months ago
I have purchased plants from this place, nice and healthy, fairly priced. You might need to call and make sure that they are opened on the day you are planning to visit before you head that way. They are also a reptile rescue so I imagine they get pretty busy. Lovely people with big hearts.
- Svetlana R
2 months ago
I love everything they do at Crazy Critters! The animals they rescue truly come above everything! My kids and I have been there a few times and we are always pleased with what we see!!! Great habitats for the critters, an amazing variety of food for them, and above all, safety of every critter they have!
- Tanya H
a year ago
Loved visiting this fledgling non-profit exotic animal rescue... They are dedicated to making the world a better place by protecting animals in the present and preserving the future, by teaching kids about the incredible miracles of nature. ♥️🐢🦎🌵
- Lea A

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Crazy Critters Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)3, Exotic Animal Rescue and Wildlife Facility located in Eustis, Florida. The facility provides permanent homes to nearly 200 animals including lizards, turtles, skinks, geckos, birds, and assorted wildlife. Crazy Critters Inc. was established to provide non-domestic, non-releasable animals with a safe and permanent home.

Ken and Cherrice Purvee have been working together since 2001 raising plants and animals as natural as possible. For the past few years, always open to adopting exotic animals. Making people feel secure knowing their loved pet has a happy forever home.

Mostly Tortoises and Turtles call Crazy Critters home. What makes this unique is that after adoption, Crazy Critters continues to share the lives of the pets on social media. Providing an additional continued connection.

The facility is currently building a natural bog system that will filter and reuse water, it will also grow various leafy vegetables that will help Crazy Critters be self-sustainable. If your company would like to help with this cause, please contact Ken and Cherrice Purvee 22921 County Road 44a Eustis, Fl 32736 352-589-5999.

Crazy Critters is having a plant fundraiser every weekend in August to help raise money to pay for the bog system. The fundraiser event is being held in the Crazy Critters greenhouse located at the facility/ Crazy Critters Inc. 22921 County Road 44a Eustis, Florida 32736, Crazy Critters Inc grows Succulents, Cactus, Orchids, Hibiscus, and other hard to find species of plants. Every single dollar goes directly to the growth of the organization. The programs educate the public on long-term conservation as well as current environmental issues concerning endangered and threatened species of wildlife and their habitat. The facility is currently under construction and being rezoned by the county. Private educational tours will be available starting in 2018.

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22921 County Road 44a
Eustis, FL 32736
United States

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Tue:10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wed:10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thu:10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Fri:10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sat:9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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