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Turtles and Tortoises

The Variety of Tortoises


African Spurred Tortoise


The African Spurred tortoise is quite large, and requires a high fiber diet, enjoying mixed salads of vegetables and greens. They enjoy a plant-based diet. You should only offer fruits once every 1-2 weeks. Provide them with artificial warmth by placing a lamp, with a heat-emitting bulb, inside their enclosure. (It must be hung at least 12 inches above the housing substrate). You’ll also need to provide a basking area, with a temperature of 90º to 95º F, complete with a water dish.

Make sure that the housing is free from predators to keep your pet safe. Pets love to flip these guys over which can be fatal to your turtle or tortoise.


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