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Tortoises

How to Care* for Your Russian Tortoise

How to Care* for Your Russian Tortoise

Description Russian Tortoises (Agrionemys horsfieldii, formerly considered to be part of the Testudo genus), are small (6”-8” carapace length; females are larger than males) , long-lived (up to 40 years), terrestrial, reptiles native to the open, grassy steppes of Russia,...

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How to Care* for Your Sulcata Tortoise

How to Care* for Your Sulcata Tortoise

(photo credit Turtle Source) Description Sulcata Tortoises, also called African spurred tortoises (Centrochelys Sulcata, formerly considered to be part of the Geochelone genus), are very large (24”-30” carapace length, weighing 75-100 pounds), long-lived (up to 70 years), terrestrial, diurnal reptiles...

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How to Care* for Your Red-Foot Tortoise

How to Care* for Your Red-Foot Tortoise

Description Red-Foot Tortoises (Chelonoidis carbonaria)  are medium-sized (10-14” or more) long-lived (up to 50 years), terrestrial, diurnal reptiles native to South America. Their scutes (sections of their shells) are generally black with yellow centers.  They have distinct red coloring on...

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