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Tortoise Care Sheets

How to Care for Your Egyptian Tortoise

How to Care for Your Egyptian Tortoise

Egyptian tortoises (Testudo kleinmanni) are a small species of tortoise native to coastal Libya, Egypt, and Israel. They prefer desert and semi-desert habitats with sandy substrate, sparse vegetation, and scattered rocks. Egyptian tortoises are typically 4-5” long, although slightly smaller...

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How to Care for Your Russian Tortoise

How to Care for Your Russian Tortoise

Russian tortoises (Testudo horsfieldii) are a small tortoise species native to central Asia. Despite their name, they are actually not very common in Russia — they are more likely to be found in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, China, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan....

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How to Care for Your Sulcata Tortoise

How to Care for Your Sulcata Tortoise

Sulcata tortoises (Centrochelys sulcata) are a large tortoise species native to the hot, arid parts of Africa just south of the Sahara. They can be found in semiarid grasslands, savannas, and thorn shrublands. Sulcata tortoises are generally tan to light...

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How to Care for Your Red-Footed Tortoise

How to Care for Your Red-Footed Tortoise

Red-footed tortoises (Chelonoidis carbonarius) are a medium-sized tortoise species native to South America. They generally prefer heavily forested, humid habitats, but they are also known to inhabit savanna areas.  Red-footed tortoises’ appearance varies based on locality, but they generally have...

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