Captive bred
2023 
Juvenile 
0 male
0 female
5 non-sexed

Available for just £125.00

Horsefield Tortoise
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The Horsefield Tortoise, scientifically known as Testudo horsfieldii, is a small to medium-sized tortoise species native to the arid regions of Central Asia.

With an average size of 6 to 10 inches in length, the Horsefield Tortoise is a compact and manageable reptile.

In terms of temperament, the Horsefield Tortoise is known for its lively and active nature. It often displays curiosity and intelligence, making it an engaging pet. While it may take some time for it to acclimate to human interaction, with patience and consistent handling, it can develop a bond with its caretakers. However, it is important to provide a calm and secure environment to help them feel safe and comfortable.

Horsefield Tortoises are herbivores, primarily feeding on a diet of leafy greens, grasses, and a variety of plant matter. Offering a diverse selection of vegetation, such as dandelion greens, collard greens, and hibiscus leaves, ensures they receive a balanced and nutritious diet. It is important to avoid excessive protein and high-sugar foods, as these can lead to health issues.

In their natural habitat, Horsefield Tortoises inhabit a range of arid environments, including grasslands, steppes, and semi-deserts. They have adapted to withstand hot and dry conditions, and they may hibernate during colder months. Providing a suitable habitat that includes areas for burrowing, basking, and access to fresh water is crucial for their overall health and well-being.

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