Russian Tortoise for sale near me
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Searching for the perfect Russian tortoise for sale near me to add to your family?
First of all, some of our most popular captive bred baby Russian tortoise for sale near me plus many others, which include: Sulcata tortoise for sale, captive bred Russian tortoise, red foot tortoise, Hermann’s tortoise, leopard tortoises, and Indian star tortoises. Most noteworthy, if you’re looking for an extremely large tortoise, choose the Sulcata (African spur-thighed tortoise). Alternatively, look at the baby giant leopard tortoise, known as the Giant South African Leopard tortoise.
Secondly, the next size down would be the more common Pardalis Babcocki leopard tortoise. If you’re looking for a medium tortoise, we would recommend considering the Red Foot Tortoise, Cherry Head Red Foot Tortoise, or Yellow Footed Tortoises. Looking for a very small pet tortoise? Lastly, consider the beautiful captive bred baby Russian tortoise as well as our eastern and western Hermann’s tortoise. Most importantly, ABOVE REPTILES has a full selection of 100% captive bred, hand raised tortoise babies for sale as well as juvenile, and adult tortoises.
The Russian tortoise is a small tortoise species, with a size range of 13–25 cm (5–10 in). Females grow slightly larger (15–25 cm [6–10 in]) to accommodate more eggs. Males average 13–20 cm (5–8 in).
Russian tortoises are sexually dimorphic. Males tend to have longer tails generally tucked to the side, and longer claws; females have a short, fat tail, with shorter claws than the males. The male has a slit-shaped vent (cloaca) near the tip of its tail; the female has an asterisk-shaped vent (cloaca). Russian tortoises have four toes. Coloration varies, but the shell is usually a ruddy brown or black, fading to yellow between the scutes, and the body is straw-yellow and brown depending on the subspecies.
The male Russian tortoise for sale near me courts a female through head bobbing, circling, and biting her forelegs. When she submits, he mounts her from behind, making high-pitched squeaking noises during mating.
The species can spend as much as 9 months of the year in dormancy.
Russian tortoises are popular pets. They can be kept indoors or outdoors, but outdoor tortoise enclosures generally require less equipment and upkeep, and are preferable if the keeper lives in an appropriate climate. Indoor enclosures should measure 8’L x 4’W x 2.5’H, or otherwise offer 32 square feet of floor space. Indoors, specialized equipment is required to maintain moderate temperatures and moderate humidity, with UVB light available in an appropriate strength.
In captivity, Russian tortoises’ diet typically consists of lamb’s lettuce, plantains and various other dark leafy greens. The diet should be as varied as possible to reduce the risk of imbalanced nutrition. Water is important for all species; the tortoise, being an arid species, will typically get water from their food, but they still need a constant supply. Young Russian tortoises should be soaked 1-2x/weekly in lukewarm water no deeper than their elbows to keep hydrated. Tortoises typically empty their bowels in water to hide their scent; this is an instinct, and it also helps keep their enclosure cleaner.
Russian tortoises can live up to 50 years, and require annual hibernation.
Russian tortoises do not require a CITES Article X certificate.
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