Marginated Tortoise

Marginated Tortoise


Common name - Marginated tortoise

Latin name - Testudo marginata

Country of Origin - Southern Europe

Adult size - 35cm 

Average Lifespan - 80 years

Care level - Beginner

Lighting -  6% UV

Temperature range - 22-28

Minimum housing size - 86cm long

Description - The Marginated tortoise is the largest European tortoise. They have a very pretty shell with a flared edge at the rear end. They are a great starter tortoise as they are fairly easy to care for with the correct setup.

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

Shopping list - Terrestial vivarium, heating, lighting, thermometer, food dish, tortoise pool, cuttlefish, hides, calcium & D3, hemp substrate.

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Beaver Farm

Eastbourne Road (A22), Newchapel

Near Lingfield

Surrey RH7 6HL

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