Elongated Tortoise

Elongated Tortoise

  • $104.99


In store price: 99.99

**Read Before Purchasing**

It is important to know that with all shipments of live animals, we currently do not guarantee, warranty, refund monies or apply credit to the receiver of live animals for any of the following reasons: deceased upon arrival, lost shipment, lost package, or package did not arrive in any given time allotted by the carrier and/or shipper/sender. We also do not accept returns on live animals for any reason whatsoever. When ordering live animals, a sound decision should be made due to the fact that it is a living animal that you are purchasing. This is a long-term commitment that should not be taken lightly. Please be absolutely sure of color, size, species, genus etc. of the animal that you are purchasing.

We do our utmost for any live animals under our care to ensure their health and happiness. We do this by recreating their environment of origin to the best of our ability. We also make sure that the animal is in good health and eating before it leaves our care. We will also email you a current photograph of the animal being purchased on the day of shipment. Feel free to call us anytime within store hours for any further inquiries. We would be happy to help you. Thank you.

Typically, elogated tortoises are around 30 cm (12 inches) long and 3.5 kg (7 pounds) as an adult. Females tend to be wider than males and more rounded. Males also have a tail that is much larger than that of the female. The males have a concave plastron while the plastron of a female is flat. Additionally, the female's posterior claws are markedly longer and more curved than those of the male. It is believed that this is to facilitate nest building. In their natural habitat these tortoises browse a wide variety of plants. Likewise in captivity, they require a very wide range of foods, not just one type of vegetable. Their diet is principally a range of vegetables and edible leaves, however they also consume meat, snails, eggs and other food types. This serves to supplement their diet. Vegetables alone are not sufficiently varied.