Tortoises don’t have a species-specific smell, but all animals poop and pee. So, their enclosures will get dirty and attract bacteria. Inevitably, when this happens, a bad smell will arise. […]
What Can You Use for Tortoise Bedding? [Safe + Unsafe Options]
Tortoise bedding needs certain qualities to be fit for purpose. It must be good for burrowing, hold moisture, provide insulation, offer drainage, and be easy to clean. Small tortoises need […]
Does A Tortoise Need A Heat Lamp At Night?
As tortoises are cold-blooded animals, they rely on their environment to regulate their body temperature. Tortoises need an external heat source, and a heat lamp gives off UV radiation, which […]
What Light Does A Tortoise Need? [UVA + UVB Lighting]
Tortoises require adequate exposure to different types of lighting. They can experience metabolic bone disease (MBD) and difficulty thermoregulating without lighting and the warmth it brings. Depending on your location, […]
Do Tortoises Need Enrichment? [Fun + Entertainment Ideas]
Since tortoises are slow-moving animals, many owners assume they don’t need enrichment. However, tortoises require entertainment for physical exercise and visual, olfactory, and auditory stimulation. Wild tortoises explore miles of […]
What To Do If You Find A Tortoise in Your Backyard
Telling the difference between a wild and pet tortoise can be difficult because they’ll act similarly by wandering, burrowing, foraging, and sunbathing. Finding an exotic tortoise that isn’t native to […]
Can You Put A Tracker on A Tortoise?
Tortoises are slow movers, but they’re skilled at hiding, digging, and climbing. It’s impossible to watch an outdoor tortoise at all times, and indoor tortoises are adept at escaping when […]
Can You Use Sand for Tortoises?
A tortoise enclosure requires a substrate to cover the bottom of the tank or table. This absorbs waste, maintains humidity levels, gives the tortoise a surface to walk on, and […]
How To Feed Tortoise While On Vacation
Vacations are supposed to be fun and relaxing, but many people spend their time away worrying about the well-being and safety of their pets at home. Of course, tortoises require […]