A tortoise’s shell keeps its organs safe, balances its temperature, provides protection from falls, keeps out predators, protects it from UV radiation, and enables it to retain water. Some owners […]
How To Exercise A Tortoise
Regular exercise is crucial for the health and well-being of tortoises. Not only is exercising vital for healthy bone and shell development and internal organs, but it also helps with […]
How To Hatch Tortoise Eggs Naturally [Incubating + Rearing Hatchlings]
Tortoises dig burrows about 4 inches deep, laying their eggs before covering them. They’ll select a warm, moist area where the eggs have the right conditions for incubation. Depending on […]
How To Maintain Humidity In A Tortoise Tank [A Complete Guide]
Tortoises lose body moisture when performing regular daily activities, such as urinating and breathing. To avoid dehydration, tortoises need to live in humid environments. Without sufficient humidity, tortoises can get […]
How Do Tortoises Clean Themselves?
Wild tortoises will stand in the rain or soak in small puddles to clean themselves. Tortoises that live in dry areas will give themselves a dry bath by burrowing into […]
Do Tortoises Smell As Pets?
People often wonder if tortoises are smelly pets. In truth, tortoises are mostly odorless, which makes them ideal in this regard. Foul smells only become an issue if the tortoise […]
Do Tortoises Need To Go To The Vet?
Most of what we know about caring for pets comes from our knowledge of mammals. Because tortoises are reptiles, their needs are different from other domesticated pets. Tortoises need an […]
Can You Spay or Neuter A Tortoise?
Having a pet spayed or neutered prevents unwanted breeding, reduces the likelihood of certain cancers, and limits more aggressive behaviors. However, tortoises are vastly different from your average cat or […]
Is It Necessary To Hibernate Tortoises in Captivity?
Hibernation is called brumation in reptiles, as they don’t sleep throughout this long rest. Instead, a brumating tortoise may wake up at intervals to drink or change position. Brumation is […]