Leopard tortoise

Leopard tortoise


Common name - Leopard tortoise

Latin name - Geochelone pardalis

Country of Origin - Africa

Adult size - 25-45cm

Average Lifespan -50-100 years

Care level - Intermediate

UV required - 12% UV

Temperature range - 27-35 C

Minimum housing size - 115cm x 45cm x 45cm (for babies)

Description - The leopard tortoise gets its name from the patterning on its shell that resemble the large cat.The Leopard tortoise is the second largest tortoise that is native to Africa and does not hibernate. So they require a large heat requirement and will eat a lot of food.

Cleaning - As necessary

Shopping list - Large Terrestial Vivarium, hemp substrate, water pool, food dish, UV Lighting, heating, Decor, Hides, Calcium, Cuttlefish, Thermometer, Disinfectant

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Eastbourne Road (A22), Newchapel

Near Lingfield

Surrey RH7 6HL

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