How to Care for a Tortoise?

Are tortoises easy to care for?

Tortoises are long-lived, hearty, and reasonably easy to care for. They are not an ideal pet to keep indoors, and not a pet that is played with, cuddled, or handled very often. Tortoises thrive best where they get sunshine and fresh air.

How do you take care of a tortoise at home?

A full-grown adult tortoise needs space to roam and will thrive in an enclosure that’s at least 50 gallons in volume. All tortoises need a well-ventilated, properly lit enclosure with a screened lid. Tortoises like to soak up the rays and are most active during the day.

What care does a tortoise need?

Tortoises are herbivores, so they need a varied high fibre diet low in fat and protein. Commercial pellets are available as part of a balanced diet and your pet shop can advise. Tortoises should eat a very varied diet of weeds and flowers with calcium supplement to remain fit and healthy.

Are tortoises good pets for beginners?

The Hermann’s Tortoise is docile and gentle with a great temperament for a beginner pet. Similar to other breeds, they enjoy leafy greens (like dandelions and kale) and will occasionally eat fruit. They are gentle and active tortoises who are great for any beginner.