Ibera Greek Tortoise for Sale
Interested in buying an ibera greek tortoise for sale? At CbReptile we have one of the largest selections of captive bred tortoises for sale online.
Tortoises like roaming about, so if possible make the garden completely escape proof. Walled gardens are ideal but if you have to pen your tortoise in, allow at least 10 square meters per tortoise and make sure that the animal can neither climb over nor burrow under the surround. Pens with solid walls should be at least 50cm high, buried to a depth of 10cm, with wooden stakes as support. Garden ponds should be adequately covered to prevent the risk of drowning.
A well-ventilated greenhouse with access to a lawn and a paved sunbathing area is ideal for tortoises, as in both spring and autumn the animals will be able to heat up sufficiently to feed well, thereby extending their summer and shortening their hibernation period. A lower pane of glass can be replaced with a panel of wood with an entrance hole or cat flap in it, thus ensuring that the tortoises can escape from overheating on the hottest summer days. It should be remembered that glass filters out all of the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
A waterproof house in a sunny position is essential to protect the tortoise from extremes of cold, wet and heat. It can be of a wooden construction, preferably covered with roofing felt and be slightly raised to prevent the floor from becoming damp. It can be lined with thick newspaper or dried leaves. The house need not be very high as the tortoise will feel safer in an enclosed space.
All substrates used should be non abrasive, digestable, non toxic and easy to clean.
If you have several tortoises keep them in single species in groups of no more than five to reduce disease risk. It is advisable to separate the males and females as the males often engage in female shell butting and leg biting as part of their courtship. Females constantly exposed to this treatment, and unable to escape, will feed less, produce eggs less frequently and will eventually suffer from extensive shell and leg damage with an increased likelihood of infections.
Many commonly kept tortoises are basking species. These naturally use ultraviolet light from the sun’s radiation to produce vitamin D. During the summer months, exposure to unfiltered sunlight is ideal. At other times of the year, supplemental lighting will be required. Artificial sources produced for reptiles should be used. UV light is split into a number of fractions and it is the UV-b which is required for vitamin D production. Many lamps marketed may be a full spectrum or UV producing, but it is important to ensure that the lamp is producing UV-b. This should be on every day mimicking the natural daylength. Many lamps need to be close to the tortoises and need to be replaced frequently, even if they appear to be working as the UV light production falls over time and distance from the source.
Contrary to belief tortoises do drink, especially on waking from hibernation. A shallow dish about 10cm deep should be sunk into the ground. A cat litter tray part filled with water at 75F can be used as a bath for 10-30 minutes. Tortoises placed in the bath should be supervised to prevent drowning.
Tortoises need a diet which is high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals, but low in fat and proteins, and they feed mainly on green leaves. If your tortoise has the run of a garden it will forage quite successfully for itself on charlock, chickweed, clover, dandelion, groundsel, plantains, sow thistle and vetches, often complete with flowers, and the leaves of plants and bushes like buddleia, ice plant, lilac, rose and bramble. Make sure you have a tortoise friendly garden containing no poisonous plants. Propagate your own weeds if you can. Seeds are obtainable from various seed merchants. Beware of weed killers and slug pellets especially if foods are gathered away from your own premises. Always wash wild foods thoroughly before feeding.
At times of year when suitable weeds are hard to find a wide variety of greens and salad must be offered. The diet should be guided by the situation in the wild. Fruit is sometimes eaten but it should only form a minor part of the diet. Vegetables should be fed raw and in moderation. Avoid excess of one food type, such as brassicas, which should only be fed as part of a varied diet. If a tortoise is not eating, advice should be sought within a week.
We breed over 22 species of tortoise for sale including Red Foot Tortoises for sale, yellow foot tortoises for sale, leopard tortoises for sale, sulcata tortoises for sale, hermann’s tortoise for sale, indian star tortoises for sale, burmese star tortoises for sale, Sri lankan tortoises for sale, Greek tortoises for sale, Marginated tortoises for sale, Russian Tortoises for sale, aldabra tortoises for sale, Burmese mountain tortoises for sale, and many other species of baby and adult tortoises for sale online.
Tortoise for sale online from CB Reptile
At CBReptile.com, we specialize in all types of tortoise for sale, baby turtles for sale, adult tortoises for sale online as well as baby tortoises for sale. We breed here on site and work with captive bred tortoises for sale online. If you are looking for a tortoise for sale online, you have come to the right tortoise breeder.
Our tortoise farm is the best of any of the tortoise farms in the country as we work with over 25 species of captive bred reptiles for sale including turtles for sale online as well. Our sister site, tortoise town also offers tortoise for sale and tortoises for sale online, including sulcata tortoise for sale, leopard tortoise for sale, russian tortoise for sale and other captive-bred species of box turtles for sale and turtles for sale online.
Baby tortoises for sale
Some other species of pet tortoise for sale include the Sulcata tortoise, the Russian tortoise, Egyptian tortoise, Hermann’s tortoise. Other species of large tortoise for sale or giant tortoise for sale include Aldabra tortoise, Sulcata tortoises, Leopard tortoise, giant leopard tortoise.
Some medium-sized tortoises for sale include red foot tortoise, yellow foot tortoise, cherry head tortoise, Burmese star tortoise, and Sri Lankan Star tortoise. Other small tortoise includes the Indian star tortoise, western Hermann’s tortoise, and greek tortoise to name a few.
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