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Turtles and Tortoises

The Variety of Tortoises


Hermann’s Tortoise


This species is used to leaving its enclosure early in the morning to look for food. During midday, it goes back to its home to cover and protect itself from the direct rays of the sun. They go out again late in the afternoon to eat, and will then spend the day’s remaining hours resting. This pattern makes it amenable for this species to be kept in outdoor enclosures. Its diet includes leafy greens and grasses. It must also be fed moderate amount of fruits, such as melons, grapes, strawberries, and apples.

Hermann’s Tortoises also enjoy vegetables, such as cauliflower, cucumber, broccoli, dandelions, and carrots. Take note that these are just four main tortoise types inhabiting the planet. Some of these tortoises are considered to be endangered species, and laws have been enacted to regulate their purchase and sale to protect them. Prior to purchasing your pet tortoise, make sure you check your state’s regulations regarding which types of turtles and tortoises you can legally keep as pets.

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