Black Greek Tortoise
Depending on the subspecies, Greek tortoises will grow to between 5 and 8 inches. Male Greek tortoises are usually smaller than females, but there are exceptions.
At hatching, most Greek tortoises are no more than an inch in length. They can grow rapidly when overfed and reports of them reaching 4 inches in less than two years are common, but not recommended. Testudo graeca subspecies are known to be some of the longest-lived tortoises. Reports suggest well into the 100s. In the wild, many do not live past the age of 20 due to predation and other factors. When kept safe and under optimum conditions, Greek tortoises thrive and can live to a ripe old age. Some have outlived their keepers. Although they don’t get as large as other tortoises, Greek tortoises still need ample space, especially if they’re being kept indoors
Red Foot Tortoise
Popular Beginner Tortoise $600.00 +
These animals are not high-maintenance, as long as you set up their enclosure correctly the first time with proper lights, heat source, and humidity, and put everything on timers. The main daily chores involve feeding, water bowl changes, and cleaning up pet waste. In captivity, these cute tortoises act shy, hide often, or burrow; this is usually a stress response when around predators. In general, they prefer not to be handled but are docile and easy-going. Despite not having teeth, their beaks are strong, and they can bite. While bites are rare and usually unintentional, they can hurt.
ADULT SIZE: 10 to 16 inches, up to 30 pounds LIFE EXPECTANCY: Up to 50 years in captivity
Ornate Wood Turtles
The painted wood turtle, also known as the ornate wood turtle, is a gorgeous chelonian that makes a great house pet. This hardy turtle doesn’t require much to thrive and is a great starter pet especially when you take its ornate appearance into consideration as well. These moderately sized turtles have an average adult size of 8 inches. The painted wood turtle needs constant access to water. The swimming area needs to be shallow. The water level needs to be about an inch higher than the top of the shell. The painted wood turtles are long-lived turtles and can live to be 20 years. When properly cared for, the painted wood turtle can live to be 30 years.
Hermann's Tortoise ( Sold Out)
This active creature likes to run, dig, forage, and sunbathe. It is not much of a climber. This attractive tortoise, with a yellow and brown carapace, thick scales, and strong legs, is highly coveted for its mild temperament and its sheer beauty.