Discussion in 'Herp Haven' started by Percy&Ivan, 5/28/16.
Okay, now I'm into into it, what tortoise species only get up to less than 8"
Found two care sheets on a couple smaller tortoises:
The Russian tortoise: Russian Tortoise Care Sheet
The Greek tortoise: Greek Tortoise Care Sheet
Do you know of any good cages/pens
On the care sheets, it says 3x6 is good for a Greek. While 2x4 is the minimum for a Russian.
Many people make wooden enclosures, made of ply wood.
So in the file you attached it said outside, can you put them inside year round
Sylvia thanks for your help
I used to have a friend with a tortoise who free roamed the house, he would chase the cat around
You can absolutely keep your tortoises inside year round. It's best do to so unless the temps in your area are on the warmer side.
Honestly, if I were to set up an enclosure for a tortoise right now the first options I would look into would be Sterilite containers. I keep my snakes in them and they're perfect. It doesn't take much to keep a tortoise contained. They aren't the most accomplished climbers.
I'm not doing anything really soon, but thanks anyway!
I have a Russian tortoise and they are great, I would definitely recommend.
For tortoises under 8" many tortoise types from the Testudo Genus would fit your size requirement. There are 5 types:
Egyptian Tortoise (Kleinmann’s)
Horsefield Tortoise (Russian Tortoise)
Greek Tortoise/ Spur-Thighed Tortoise
Here are a few helpful resources to check out:
Testudo Genus - Testudo (genus) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Russian Guide - Russian Tortoise | The Complete Care Guide
Hope that helps and you find a great tortoise!
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