Egyptian tortoise for sale
Egyptian tortoises for sale are the smallest species of tortoise for sale in the USA. Baby Egyptian tortoise care is fairly simple and explained in more detail below. If you are asking yourself, how to care for an Egyptian tortoise? Or, How do I setup an Egyptian tortoise habitat? You are in luck, as we answer all those questions and more, concerning your new Egyptian tortoise care, below.
Egyptian tortoise diet
Here at the turtle store we believe in feeding a variety of fresh greens and veggies to all of our tortoises. A combination, that is chopped and mixed as final preparation should include 4-6 different greens and veggies and be varied. Using collard, mustard, beet greens as well as romaine, squash, shredded carrots is great. In addition we include tomato once a week and soaked and softened mazuri tortoise chow tossed with the greens. Your baby Egyptian tortoise for sale will eat the same as your adults, just smaller portions.
Egyptian tortoise supplements
Providing a light dusting of a 50/50 mix of a reptile vitamin and calcium with d3 is important. Lightly dust or sprinkle on top of the fresh food twice a week. Providing proper UVB exposure is also very important in calcium metabolization. Turtle store uses reptical and reptivite mixtures.
Egyptian tortoise water
Always provide your baby Egyptian tortoise for sale with fresh water access. Keep your water very shallow to prevent drowning. Using a terra cotta potting dish works great and will enable your tort to enter and exit the watering hole.
Egyptian tortoise habitat
Egyptian tortoise habitats or enclosures can be made from many things. Even and aquarium can be used, or a tupperware sweater box, so long as the sides are blocked from viewing thru. As a rule of thumb, provide 5-6 square feet for each mature adult Egyptian. Using something that has limited airflow works well.
Egyptian tortoise humidity
Egyptian tortoise humidity usually hovers around 70-80% for Egyptian tortoise hatchlings. Adult tortoises typically enjoy a humid period in the morning to simulate morning fog or dew. Following this period of 2 hours, the air is allowed to dry out to 30-40% average humidity. Here at turtle store, we use a reptile fogger on a timer each morning.
Egyptian tortoise substrate
Substrate can be as easy as organic potting mix, with a thin layer of oyster shell on top. Egyptians as they grow, can eat the oyster shell and it has been found to be helpful in egg laying females calcium retention. Paper towels can be used for the Egyptian tortoise hatchling for sale, as they are cheap, clean and easy.
Egyptian tortoise Supplements
Using a combination of a reptile vitamin and a reptile calcium with D3 is key. Dust your tortoises food twice a week by lightly sprinkling the mixture a top their fresh greens.
Egyptian tortoise temperature
Temperature for baby Egyptians can remain ambient at 85 degrees. Night time lows to not exceed 75 degrees of course. Adult Egyptians enjoy hot spots in the 90s and colder areas as low as 72. In the evening, the adult Egyptian enclosure can drop as low as 65 degrees without issue.
Egyptian tortoise UVB Lighting
Always provide your new baby Egyptian tortoise for sale with the right UVB. We recommend using a 10% or 12% UVB Lamp. The higher you mount the lamp from the substrate, the stronger lamp need be used. Turtle store highly recommends using the reptisun t5 fixture available here, and changing the lamp to a 10.0 or 12.0 UVB light.