Horsefield tortoise

Horsefield tortoise


Common name - Horsefield tortoise

Latin name - Testudo horsfieldii

Country of Origin - Russia, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, India, Iran, and China

Adult size - 15-20cm 

Average Lifespan - 80 years

Care level - Beginner

Lighting -  6% UV

Temperature range - 22-28

Minimum housing size - 3ft wooden viv

Description - A great beginnner tortoise. They are an attractive tortoise, with with a yellow and brown carapace, thick scales, and strong legs. They are well known for their great temperament. The males are somewhat smaller than the females. UV lights should be on 12 hours on during the daytime and off at night time.

Cleaning - spot pick every other day. total clean out every 3 weeks or when necessary

Shopping list - Terrestial vivarium or tortoise table, heating, uv lighting, thermometer, substrate, food dish, totroise pool, cuttlefish, hides, calcium & D3

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Beaver Farm

Eastbourne Road (A22), Newchapel

Near Lingfield

Surrey RH7 6HL

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