Tortoises have naturally occurring bacteria in their mouths, manifesting as mouth rot when the immune system ceases to function efficiently, commonly due to ongoing stress. An infection (usually bacteria, but […]
Can Tortoises Travel in A Car?
There will be occasions when you must transport a tortoise in the car, like going to the vet for medical care, taking an extended vacation, or moving to a new […]
Can Tortoises Live with Other Reptiles? [Companion Compatibility]
If you have a pet tortoise, you may wonder if it needs company. A group of tortoises that live together is called a ‘creep.’ Most tortoise species are solitary animals […]
How To Heal A Cracked Tortoise Shell
Tortoises can get cracked shells due to a bad fall, conflict with other animals, attacks by predators, and certain illnesses and diseases. A tortoise will need immediate treatment and ongoing […]
Where Would An Escaped Tortoise Go?
Tortoises can be clever escape artists who break free of their enclosures. That’s why it’s worth putting a tracker on a tortoise to quickly and easily find them. Some tortoises […]
Are Tortoises Descendants of Dinosaurs?
Tortoises date back to the Permian ages, more than 250 million years ago, long before dinosaurs. Chelonians are much smaller and outlived dinosaurs, but that hasn’t stopped some scientific community […]
What Tricks Can You Teach A Tortoise? [5 Easy Tricks for Tortoises]
With repetition and positive reinforcement, tortoises can learn tricks, like navigating a maze or knocking at the door. Training a tortoise can be a long and involved process, but they’re […]
How To Dispose of A Dead Tortoise
Although tortoises have long lifespans, you must still prepare for their passing. Give yourself time to mourn, but grieving the death of your tortoise for 2-3 days without any preparations […]
What Do Tortoises Love To Eat?
Tortoises like flavorful, colorful, and nutritious meals. Wild tortoises forage for hours during the day, seeking out weeds, grasses, flowers, leafy greens, fruits, insects, slugs, and even animal carcasses. Tortoises’ […]