Elongated tortoise for sale
Elongated tortoises for sale area medium species of tortoise for sale in the USA. Baby Elongated tortoise care is fairly simple and explained in more detail below. If you are asking yourself, how to care for an Elongated tortoise? Or, How do I set up an Elongated tortoise habitat? You are in luck, as we answer all those questions and more, concerning your new Elongated tortoise care, below.
Elongated 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 per week and soaked and softened mazuri tortoise chow tossed with the greens. Your baby Elongated tortoise for sale will eat the same as adults, just smaller portions.
Elongated 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.
Elongated tortoise water
Always provide your baby Elongated 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.
Elongated tortoise habitat
Elongated tortoise habitats or enclosures can be made from many things. Even an 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 Elongated. Using something that has limited airflow works well.
Elongated tortoise humidity
Elongated tortoise humidity usually hovers around 70-80% for Elongated 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.
Elongated tortoise substrate
The substrate can be as easy as organic potting mix, with a thin layer of oyster shell on top. Elongateds 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 Elongated tortoise hatchling for sale, as they are cheap, clean and easy. Buying your substrate to get it setup correctly before purchasing a baby tortoise for sale is always recommended.
Elongated tortoise Supplements
Using a combination of a reptile vitamin and reptile calcium with D3 is key. Dust your tortoises food twice a week by lightly sprinkling the mixture a top their fresh greens.
Elongated tortoise temperature
Temperature for baby Elongated can remain ambient at 85 degrees. Night time lows to not exceed 75 degrees of course. Adult Elongated enjoy hot spots in the 90s and colder areas as low as 72. In the evening, the adult Elongated tortoise enclosure can drop as low as 65 degrees without issue.
baby Elongated tortoise UVB Lighting
Always provide your new baby Elongated 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.
Elongated tortoise lifespan
A baby Elongated tortoise when properly cared for can live up to 100 years. Like most Testudo family tortoises, which also include the Hermann tortoise for sale, Greek tortoise for sale, and others like the baby Egyptian tortoise, is long-lived. By providing your new baby Elongated tortoise for sale the proper habitat, you can help them live a long, happy life.
Elongated tortoise size
Elongated tortoises are a medium-sized species of tortoise. Mature adults can grow up to 12″ on average with a long, narrower shaped plastron.