Indian Star tortoise For Sale
Indian Star tortoises for sale are one of the more popular, small tortoises for sale. Of all the small tortoise species available to purchase, some would say that the Indian Star is the most attractive. Indian Star’s are fairly easy to care for, so long as you invest the time to educate yourself about proper Indian Star tortoise care.
Indian Star Tortoise hatchlings
Baby Indian Star tortoises are available for sale online, from time to time are medium-high prices. Because an Indian Star tortoise for sale is a small species of tortoise, they only lay a couple of eggs, which drives their price up over larger species of tortoise, and giant tortoises for sale.
Indian Star tortoise care is fairly simple. Overall, so long as you pay attention to climate and humidity, keeping baby Indian star tortoises for sale is quite simple. Please take the time to explore our Indian Star tortoise Care sheet. The Indian Star tortoise care sheet offers a great deal of guidance.
Indian Star tortoise Habitat:
Keeping anywhere from 1-4 Indian Star tortoise can be achieved in a variety of ways, with small space. Indian Star tortoise hatchlings can be kept in anything from an aquarium, or an open top tub, to a sweater box. Keeping baby Star tortoise is easy so long as you maintain the correct parameters. Below we briefly touch on all of the important parameters that will be important to raising a happy, health baby star tortoise to a beautiful adult Star tortoise. For Indian Star tortoise hatchlings, we recommend something in the area of 24″x12″ at a minimum and no larger than 2’x4′ until they are at least 18 months old.
Indian Star tortoise for sale – Humidity
Humidity is key when raising a healthy star tortoise for sale. Humidity will not only affect the overall health of your tortoise, it will directly reflect the look as well. Shells that are seen with heavy pyramiding are a result of 1 of 2 things, or a combination of both. Humidity should be kept in the neighborhood of 72-75% for baby star tortoises for sale. Once mature, Humidity can be kept closer to 50% for an Adult Star tortoise.
The Indian star tortoise (Geochelone elegans) is a threatened tortoise species native to India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka where it inhabits dry areas and scrub forest. It has been listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List since 2016, as the population is thought to comprise more than 10,000 individuals, but with a declining trend. It is threatened by habitat loss and poaching for the illegal wildlife trade. It was upgraded to CITES Appendix I in 2019 by full consensus among all member states, giving it the highest level of international protection from commercial trade. Conservation group TRAFFIC found 6,040 were seized globally that were intended to be sold in the pet trade.
Anatomy and morphology
The carapace of G. elegans is very convex, with dorsal shields often forming humps; the lateral margins are nearly vertical; the posterior margin is somewhat expanded and strongly serrated. It has no nuchal scute, and the supracaudal is undivided, and curved inward in the male; the shields are strongly striated concentrically. The first vertebral scute is longer than broad, and the others are broader than long, with the third at least as broad as the corresponding costal.
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