Russian Tortoise

Level of experience:  Advanced

Size:  6”-10”

Lifespan:  40+ Yrs

Daytime Temp:  70-80

Basking Temp:  85-87

Nighttime Temp:  65-75

Diet: Russian Tortoises require a high fiber, low protein diet.  There are commercial mixed available to achieve this diet.  Fruit should not be offered due to the natural sugars that could cause health problems.  Other quality foods for your tortoise include grasses, kale, clover, hibiscus leaves, alfalfa, hay, red leaf lettuce, romaine lettuce and rose petals.  Provide fresh water daily.

Info:  Russian tortoises stay small and are very tolerant of cooler temperatures.  These personable tortoises are friendly and do well in small groups.  As with all turtles and tortoises, purchasing this species is a long term commitment.

 

Zilla

ZooMed

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Information

Level of experience:  Advanced

Size:  6”-10”

Lifespan:  40+ Yrs

Daytime Temp:  70-80

Basking Temp:  85-87

Nighttime Temp:  65-75

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Care and Feeding

Diet: Russian Tortoises require a high fiber, low protein diet.  There are commercial mixed available to achieve this diet.  Fruit should not be offered due to the natural sugars that could cause health problems.  Other quality foods for your tortoise include grasses, kale, clover, hibiscus leaves, alfalfa, hay, red leaf lettuce, romaine lettuce and rose petals.  Provide fresh water daily.

Info:  Russian tortoises stay small and are very tolerant of cooler temperatures.  These personable tortoises are friendly and do well in small groups.  As with all turtles and tortoises, purchasing this species is a long term commitment.

 

Zilla

ZooMed