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do tortoises smell bad?

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 calcium?

How To Give Tortoises Calcium

Nutrition for a captive tortoise can be a difficult balancing act. If a tortoise’s diet isn’t monitored closely, it can consume too much or too little of an essential mineral, […]

should I give my tortoise cuttlefish?

Is Cuttlefish Good for Tortoises?

Cuttlefish bones are among the best calcium supplements. When tortoises are given cuttlefish, they’re less likely to get developmental shell conditions like soft shell, pyramiding, and shell rot. Also, cuttlefish […]

can tortoises be neutered?

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 […]