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Tortoises

Discussion in 'Herp Haven' started by Percy&Ivan, 5/28/16.

  1. Percy&Ivan

    Percy&Ivan Rollerblading along the road Shutterbugs' Best

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    Okay, now I'm into into it, what tortoise species only get up to less than 8"
     
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    Do you know of any good cages/pens
     
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    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.

    Russian:
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    Greek: image.jpeg
     
  5. Percy&Ivan

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    So in the file you attached it said outside, can you put them inside year round
     
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    Sylvia thanks for your help
     
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    I used to have a friend with a tortoise who free roamed the house, he would chase the cat around :hehe:
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    I'm not doing anything really soon, but thanks anyway!
     
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    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:
    1. Egyptian Tortoise (Kleinmann’s)
    2. Horsefield Tortoise (Russian Tortoise)
    3. Hermann’s Tortoise
    4. Greek Tortoise/ Spur-Thighed Tortoise
    5. Marginated 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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