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Russian Tortoise




Russian Tortoise for sale (Testudo horsfieldii), commonly known as the Horsfield’s Tortoise or the Central Asian Tortoise, is a small to medium-sized tortoise native to the desert regions of Central Asia, including Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and China. Because of its manageable size, hardiness, and relatively simple care requirements, it is one of the most popular pet tortoise species.

Russian tortoises are distinguished by their high-domed shell and rough texture. The shell is formed of overlapping scutes and is often brown or olive in color. Adult Russian Tortoises vary in size, but they commonly reach lengths of 6 to 10 inches (15 to 25 cm) and live for several decades.

These tortoises are herbivorous, and their food consists mostly of grasses, weeds, leafy greens, and vegetables. It is critical to provide a variety and high-fiber diet for their health and digestion. Fresh water should be accessible for drinking and soaking at all times.

Russian Tortoise for sale are accustomed to arid regions and require special care. They need a decent enclosure with enough of room to roam and explore, as well as a proper temperature gradient and UVB lighting. Hideouts and burrowing substrate should also be included in the enclosure.

These tortoises are generally sturdy and can withstand a wide range of temperatures, although they prefer in warm, dry environments. Their overall health and calcium metabolism depend on regular exposure to natural sunshine or UVB illumination.

When considering a Russian Tortoise as a pet, it is critical to purchase them from reputable breeders or sources that value animal care. Proper study and planning are required to give the proper habitat, diet, and care.

Furthermore, be aware of any local regulations or limits on the possession of Russian Tortoises, as they may be subject to laws in some locations. Before considering bringing a species into your care, make sure you can meet its special demands.


  • Testudo horsfieldii
  • Field Collected Males and Females
  • Approximately 4 – 5 Inches In Shell Length
  • Adults Growing Up To 5 Inches In Total Shell Length
  • Feeding On Vitamin Dusted Leafy Greens And Tortoise Diet


  • This Is A Smaller Species Of Tortoise, Great For An Indoor Enclosure
  • Originating From Much Of Eastern Europe Ranging From Russia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, And Parts Of Iran
  • With Proper Care These Tortoises Can Live 40-50+ Years In Captivity


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