Welcome leaf turtle enthusiasts!


Welcome to LeafTurtles.com!  This site is dedicated to the dissemination of information on the care and breeding of turtles in the genus Geoemyda!  There are two species in this genus: Geoemyda japonica and Geoemyda spengleri.  The common name for G. japonica is the Ryukyu black-breasted leaf turtle and the common name for G. spengleri is the Vietnamese black-breasted leaf turtle.  I have been keeping and breeding both G. japonica and G. spengleri for a number of years.  Both of these species are rarely bred in captivity and only a handful of G. japonica have been hatched in the United States.  I hope this website will help to preserve these wonderful turtles in captivity as well as bring awareness to their conservation needs in the wild.