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Horsefield Tortoise (Testudo horsfiedii)

Our Price: £149.99
Product Description

Please note, we are only able to send Live Reptiles for delivery on Wednesdays.

Orders must be placed by 2pm Monday to get order the same week. Any orders that come in after 2pm Mondays will be sent the following Wednesday.


Please ensure that you select the  Live Turtle/ Fish Carriage Delivery option at £9.95. Any orders made with either the next day or 2-5 day service will be rejected. 

Please note, on orders over £50 delivery is FREE.

PLEASE NOTE WE ARE ONLY ABLE TO SEND LIVE REPTILES TO MAINLAND UK ADDRESSES. WE ARE UNABLE TO SEND TO NORTHERN IRELAND, NOR TO THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS OR ISLANDS.

 All our live reptiles are captive bred.

This is another very popular species, unsexed, and suitable for the beginner. These Tortoise need to be kept indoors, but can be kept outside in the warmest part of the summer. 

Size: 7-9 cm

Sex Of The Tortoise: Unsexed

Adultsize: 16 - 22 cm

Background

The Horsfield tortoise comes from Eastern Europe. They can live for up to 100 years in captivity. Horsfields can grow up to 22cm when mature, and weigh up to 2kg. They will hibernate during the winter, but you do not allow this when they are young and this is achevied by controlling the heat and light they receive.

Diet

The tortoise diet should consist largely of dark leafy green. Garden weeds are perfect, but supermarket greens are also fine. Suitable weeds include sow thistles, dandelion (both leaves and flowers), milk thistle, plantain, chickweed, dock and bindweed. Weeds can also be homegrown using bought in seed kits.

Food supplementation is very important, particulary if using supermarket green. A balanced supplement such as vitamin / mineral compound is ideal.


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