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Best Heat Lamp for Russian Tortoises

Best Heat Lamp for Russian Tortoises

When it comes to pet care, it’s the responsibility of the pet owner to create an environment where your tortoise can thrive and stay healthy. While there are couple of ways to keep your Russian Tortoise warm, the best and most practicle way is with a heat lamp. If you’re not sure about the best […]

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Adult Sulcata Tortoise

Adult Sulcata Tortoise Care Guide

The Sulcata tortoise, further known as the African spurred tortoise, is one of the world’s largest tortoises. It has a yellow-brownish shell and thick skin, and pointed scales on its legs. These tortoises can adapt to various living conditions, making this one of the reasons they have become popular as pets. However, due to their long lifespans […]

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Can Russian Tortoises Eat Carrots

Can Russian Tortoises Eat Carrots?

Because of their small size and outgoing personality, the Russian tortoise is one of the most popular tortoises kept as a pet. They are very attentive and responsive to their owners, and if properly cared for, they make excellent pets. If you own a Russian tortoise, you may be wondering if they can eat carrots. […]

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Can Tortoises Eat Arugula

Can Tortoises Eat Arugula?

Every tortoise requires a proper diet that provides it with the vitamins and nutrients to grow healthy and strong. At some point, you will probably wonder what sort of foods are safe for your tortoise. While you can feed your tortoise a variety of plants, fruits, and vegetables, there are some that can be harmful. […]

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tortoise hay

The Best Types of Hay for Tortoises

Is Hay Healthy for Tortoises? Tortoises benefit greatly from a diet high in foraging material, such as hay. This is far superior to fruits and vegetables, and much cheaper. Some well-known tortoise keepers recommend a diet for grassland species that contains up to 85 percent high-fiber foraging feed such as alfalfa hay, timothy hay, meadow […]

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Tortoise Shell Pyramiding Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Tortoise Shell Pyramiding: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

What Does Pyramiding Mean for Tortoises? Pyramiding, further known as pyramidal growth syndrome (PGS), is a disease in which the scutes of tortoises rise during periods of active growth. Pyramiding in tortoises is uncommon in the wild, but it is common in tortoises living in captivity. Tortoise Shell Pyramiding Tortoise shell pyramiding results in your turtle’s […]

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Can Tortoises Eat Sunflower Leaves

Can Tortoises Eat Sunflower Leaves?

If you’re a gardener living in an area where sunflowers grow, you’re probably wondering if you can feed your tortoise these beautiful yellow flowers and their leaves. In this article, we hope to help you answer this question. to learn more! Weeds and flowers make up a tortoise’s natural diet. It is critical […]

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Can Tortoises Eat Kiwi and Kiwi Skin

Can Tortoises Eat Kiwi and Kiwi Skin?

Fruits have been referred to as “junk food for tortoises,” and this isn’t far off from the truth. However, I’m sure your tortoise would enjoy some fruits as a treat every now and then. Tortoises can be fed a variety of fruits, but this article will focus on kiwis! This article will answer your questions […]

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