Hermanns, Russian, Greek, and Marginated Tortoise (Care Sheet)

Easy Guide to Hermanns, Russian, Greek, and Marginated Tortoise Husbandry
(Care Sheet)
  • Life Expectancy: 50+ Years
  • Size: 5-8 inches (up to 14 inches for marginated tortoises)
  • Food: Leafy greens, rarely offer fruit
  • Feed Schedule: Daily (babies) / 2-3 times a week (adults)
  • Baby Enclosure Size: 10 gallon tank
  • Adult Enclosure Size: 4 x 2 x 2 enclosure
  • Ambient Temp: 75-85 degrees fahrenheit
  • Hot Spot: 95-100 degrees fahrenheit
  • Humidity: 60-70%
  • Types of bedding: Cypress, Dirt mixture
  • Temperament/Handleability: Generally docile
  • Additional info: These small species of tortoises are perfect for indoor living. Prices can vary drastically depending on species. These tortoises make amazing long term pets as they live long lives. They will need UV and Heat if kept indoors. Food may be dusted with calcium and occasionally multivitamins.


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