Leopard Tortoise for sale (Pardalis Babcocki for sale)
We have some fantastic captive bred Leopard tortoise for sale. The Pardalis Babcocki locale is known for being smaller than their Giant South African cousin. Giant south african leopard tortoises are also known as the pardalis pardalis leopard tortoise. We have hatchings, 6-month-old well started babies (recommended over fragile hatchlings) and cute and plump yearlings. The Leopard tortoise is divided into 2 subspecies, the more common Pardalis Babcocki is more common. The babcocki leopard tortoise grows from 11-16″. Even rarer, and more impressive is the Giant South African Leopard tortoise. Also known as the Pardalis Pardalis, the giant south african leopard tortoise can grow to lengths up to 18-20″.
Leopard Tortoise (Stigmochelys [Geochelone] pardalis)
The leopard tortoise for sale is the second largest tortoise native to Africa. Only the African spurred tortoise is larger. Two subspecies are generally recognized. Stigmochelys pardalis babcocki is the most common species of pet leopard tortoise for sale in the pet trade. It has a large natural range resulting in geographic variations in size, color and temperature tolerance. Stigmochelys pardalis pardalis is from South Africa and Namibia. S. p. pardalis can be distinguished from S. p. babcocki as it is generally darker in color. Also, the Giant south african may not be as high domed and generally grows 1.5 times larger.
Leopard Tortoise Size
Adult leopard tortoises measure from 10 to 18 inches long depending on the geographic origin and subspecies of the tortoise. The South African subspecies, Stigmachelys pardalis pardalis, may grow to 24 inches and the giants from Ethiopia and Somalia may approach 30 inches. Females often grow larger than males, however depending on the origin of the specimen this may be reversed, or male and females may be of similar size. Due to wide geographic variations there are no set standards. Males may always be distinguished from females by their concaved plastron and larger tail.
Leopard Tortoise Lighting and Temperature
Leopard tortoises do not hibernate. In parts of their range they may experience freezing temperatures and seek shelter in animal burrows, but in most of their range they experience a much narrower range of temperatures. Generally that’s between 70 and 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
For indoor care of a leopard tortoise, temperatures should be maintained between 75 and 90 degrees, with a basking spot of 95 degrees. Depending on the indoor air temperatures, a heat light may be required at night or during the day for the tortoise to thermoregulate and raise its temperature to optimal levels for digestion. Exposure to natural sunlight or UVB light plays an important role in how the body absorbs and uses calcium. UVB light or natural sunlight allows the tortoise to produce vitamin D3. Vitamin D3 is critical to the tortoise in its ability to absorb and use the available calcium. UVB can be obtained from fluorescent tubes specially made for reptile use or from mercury vapor bulbs, which also provide some heat. If fluorescent tubes are used for UVB, a separate light may be required for heat.
Leopard Tortoise Availability
Captive-bred leopard tortoises are generally available. Import of wild caught specimens into the United States was banned in 2000 due to concerns from a tick with heartwater disease found on wild specimens. Before the ban leopard tortoises were commonly imported, and many people currently breed leopard tortoises, however Stigmachelys pardalis pardalis is less common in collections than Stigmachelys pardalis babcocki.
Leopard Tortoise Life Span
Leopard tortoises live between 50 and 100 years in the wild.
More than just Leopard tortoise for sale
Cb Reptile is proud to offer OVER 20 species of healthy, captive-bred baby tortoise for sale including red foot tortoise for sale, yellow foot tortoise for sale, cherry head tortoise for sale, Sulcata tortoise, leopard tortoise, giant leopard tortoise, Greek tortoises for sale online, eastern Hermann’s tortoises for sale, western Hermann’s tortoise for sale, as well as many other species of tortoise for sale and turtles for sale. Land turtles, also known as box turtles for sale are also available at CB.
As tortoise breeders, we focus on using only the best breed stock to provide our customers with healthy, happy and active top quality specimens that are sure to please any turtle or baby tortoise enthusiast for decades to come. Our tortoises for sale online include nothing but 100% captive bred tortoise breed stock. In addition, we also offer geckos for sale, including leopard geckos for sale, crested gecko for sale and gargoyle gecko for sale. Choosing a pet gecko for sale can be tough. The most popular pet geckos for sale are the leopard gecko, crested gecko, African fat-tailed gecko, and gargoyle gecko.
If pet snakes are your thing, we have the widest selection of baby ball python for sale anywhere. With over 50 ball python morphs for sale, shop CB reptile for your new ball pythons for sale. Lastly, if you’re considering a new pet iguana for sale, we’ve got the best iggies on the internet! Whether it be a blue iguana for sale, red iguana, or baby green iguana, even hand tamed baby rhino iguana for sale, CB has them all! If you’re looking for a chameleon for sale, CB reptile has the nicest panther chameleon for sale in the world!
The nicest reptiles for sale online
CB has much more than just pancake tortoises for sale! 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.
Indian Star Tortoises for sale, as well as Sri Lankan Star Tortoises and Burmese Star Tortoise for sale, are the 3 main species of star tortoise for sale. Looking for a star tortoise for sale? We have a fantastic selection of captive bred star tortoises for sale online, including Indian Star tortoises for sale, Sri Lankan Star tortoise for saleand Burmese star tortoise for sale online.