What can I do at home for my tortoise?

At home, a good variety of plant based food is essential for good tortoise health. It’s easy to provide the perfect environment at home for a tortoise. Northampton Reptile Centre have everything you will need and have expert staff who can help you every step of the way. Contact us for more information.

Can a Russian tortoise be kept in a wet enclosure?

Russian tortoises can also be prone to respiratory infections if they are kept in cool or wet enclosures. They need to be able to dry out, particularly if temperatures are low. Contrary to what many sellers tell customers, tortoises generally should not be handled with any regularity.

What should I do if my tortoise eggs are fertilised?

Should this happen, there’s no need to panic. If the eggs are fertilised there are a few simple steps you can take to ensuring the baby tortoises are able to survive and hatch; most important of all is careful handling of the eggs and incubating them at the right temperature range [27°C – 32°C (80°F – 90°F)]

How long can a Mediterranean tortoise live at home?

The lifespan of a Mediterranean tortoise at home can be over 100 years. As natives of arid or tropical climates, tortoises need to be kept in a hot environment at home. Tortoises like to spend part of their day ‘basking’ at high temperatures to warm their body. Once up to temperature, they will often move to cooler areas.

Is it OK to own a leopard tortoise?

Leopard tortoises are stunning reptiles that stand out in a crowd. These pets are not only beautiful to look at, but a joy to own. With their long lifespan and peaceful nature, many herp-lovers have been drawn in by this unique species. But leopard tortoise care is harder than it seems.

What kind of VET do you see for a tortoise?

If possible, try to see a veterinarian who has experience of tortoises and turtles, or at least an interest in reptiles – but in emergencies, get to ANY vet who is available.

Is it hard to take care of a tortoise?

There, the tortoises have a constant supply of food to graze on all day long. This species can be a handful to take care of. Their care requirements are distinct and more demanding than other tortoises. However, the hard work is well worth it to watch these reptiles flourish!

How big of an enclosure do you need for a leopard tortoise?

To truly thrive indoors, the leopard tortoises need at least 50 square feet of floor space. Expert Tip: Many owners choose to set up their leopard tortoise enclosure in a spare bedroom or shed. But you can do whatever works best for your living situation!