Tortoises are timid creatures, while dogs are usually friendly and welcoming to humans. However, these two animal species have vastly different body language, behaviors, and instincts. While exceptions exist, tortoises […]
Do Tortoises’ Nails Need Clipping?
Wild tortoises spend much of their time burrowing, walking, climbing, and foraging for food. This lets them wear down their nails naturally, ensuring they don’t grow too long and sharp. […]
How To Hibernate A Tortoise in The Fridge
Many owners use a fridge to hibernate pet tortoises. This artificial method provides greater reliability and control, even if the room temperature rises significantly. However, the room temperature mustn’t fall […]
Can You Keep A Tortoise in A Greenhouse?
Greenhouses offer protection from the elements, retaining heat and allowing sunlight to enter. Tortoises need warmth, humidity, UV-b rays, and protection from external threats. Tortoises will enjoy exploring the extra […]
Can You Take A Tortoise for A Walk?
Even though tortoises only walk slowly, they still need to get around. This is essential for bone and shell development, appetite, fitness, weight control, and overall health. You can take […]
How To Make Your Tortoise Love You
Tortoises are considered reclusive and aloof pets. However, tortoises can be loving and affectionate animals in their own way, so you can get them to care about you if you […]
Can Tortoises Survive A Fall? [I Accidentally Dropped My Tortoise!]
Tortoises can sustain injuries due to drops during handling and falls from high places. After all, most tortoises are active climbers, and they often attempt to scale rocks and other […]
How To Tell If Your Tortoise Is Pregnant (Gravid)
Tortoises are oviparous vertebrates, producing eggs (not live young) to propagate the species. Instead of becoming pregnant, female tortoises become gravid. A tortoise can become pregnant (gravid) once she’s reached […]
How Much Space Does A Pet Tortoise Need?
Curious tortoises need ample space to move around to explore. So, a tortoise’s enclosure size should be at least 3 times the length of its shell and 4 times its […]