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Most books and websites on Russian tortoise care seem to agree on certain foods to avoid. To create a proper diet for your pet tortoise, you should avoid the following foods: Pet Store Russian Tortoise in For Bacterial Pneumonia And Sinusitis
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It is found in Afghanistan, Northern Pakistan, Northern and Eastern Iran, North Western China and the Soviet territory Kazakhstan. Most Russian Tortoises found in the pet trade are from the territory of . Its habitats are dry open landscapes. It is most commonly found in sand and clay deserts with sparse grasses and bushes. Russian tortoises are rarely found in dense grassy areas or cultivated fields (Paraskiv,1956; Kuzmin, 2001). How to Care for Your Pet Russian Tortoise: Russian Tortoises require specific environmental conditions in order to thrive. Appropriate enclosures, moisture levels and nutrition are imperative to their health. #riverroadvet #russiantortoiseTurtles and Tortoises are beloved pets in households the world over. Is there any one of us who hasn’t wanted a shelled pet at one point in our lives? Unfortunately, most species have care requirements that make keeping them as pets unrealistic for many of us. Water turtles require aquatic setups that can be time consuming and expensive, and most of the common pet land turtles/tortoises grow to be quite large and as a result, require very large enclosures. Luckily there are a few of species out there can live happily in a relatively small, terrestrial setup, and one of our favorites is the Russian Tortoise, which we are celebrating this month at Scales ‘N Tails!Temperament:
Russian tortoises are generally feisty, active, and friendly pets that are not given to biting or aggression. However, even when well socialized, Russian tortoises, like most reptiles, are not cuddly pets and will not appreciate being handled constantly. Un-socialized Russian tortoises can become very stressed if constantly bothered and handled by humans, and may become ill or aggressive from it. Russian tortoises prefer to be solitary and are best kept solo; if males are kept together they may fight. Russian tortoises are diurnal, so they are more active during the day than night. Russian tortoises usually hibernate, even when kept indoor; they usually hibernate for 6-8 weeks if kept indoors and 4-5 months a year if kept outdoors.History:
Russian tortoises are native to forests of Russia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, and China. Russian tortoises are bred in captivity in North America and Europe; however, the majority are imported from Russia. Due to their active native, adaptability, small size and equable price, Russian tortoises are one of the most popular type of tortoise sold as a pet.The most commonly kept 'tortoises' that end up living in the gardens are Box Turtles (Terrapene carolina), Desert Tortoises (Gopherus agassizii), Russian Tortoises (Testudo horsfieldii)- very commonly found at pet stores- and Red Footed tortoises (Geochelone carbonaria).But becoming more popular are the African tortoises, such as the Spur Thigh Tortoise (Geochelone sulcata) and the Leopard Tortoise (Geochelone pardailis).And the Greek Tortoise is also becoming a popular pet as well.Cistoclemmys species are also becoming popular (Asian Box Turtles) but these are true terrapins and do NOT like to live on dry land like tortoises- be sure you know your species if you have a tortoise as their proper care depends upon it!See the links below on more specific suggestions on how to properly care for your particular species.