Pet tortoises for sale can live long, healthy lives if they are properly cared for. Because tortoises aren’t traditional pets like cats and dogs, many find them a bit more complicated to own. However, they are reasonable easy to care for, making them great pets for the whole family! Knowing how to keep pet tortoises for sale safe and healthy will make you a more confident owner.
Tortoises thrive when they can get sunshine and fresh air, so it’s important to give them a well ventilated cage and proper lighting when kept indoors. Their enclosure should closely resemble the natural environment of the species of tortoise you own. They’ll also require a shelter or hide-box at the cooler end of the enclosure and a basking area to allow them to regulate their body temperature. Also, tortoises have a varied diet of grasses, vegetables and fruits, and require diversity in their diet. Depending on the species, you may feed them some protein as well.
How To Care For A Pet Baby Tortoise For Sale
A pet baby tortoise will need to be kept indoors for the time being in the right housing. For desert tortoises, the enclosure needs to be dry and warm, while a tropical species needs a warm and humid environment. You’ll need a basking light for heat and plenty roaming room in its home. Feeding a pet baby tortoise for sale depends on their species, but all will need calcium supplements with every other meal, as well as vitamin D3.
Buy Tortoises Online
Caring for pet tortoises for sale is fairly easy and straightforward. If you feel you’re up to the task, you can buy tortoises online from reputable stores. Chances are, your neighborhood pet store won’t have a large variety of tortoises for sale. You can save time and look for the right pet tortoise for sale online. It’s more convenient and easier, allowing you to browse for your new pet from the comforts of your own home.
Other Reptiles Pets Worth Owning
If you’re not sure you can properly care for pet tortoises for sale, you should consider other interesting pet reptiles instead! Many owners find that lizards are the easiest reptile pets to have. Depending on the species, they are quite small and are easy to handle and care for. But if you’re adventurous, other reptile pets you might like include boas and python snakes. Reptile pets are becoming popular choices for many since they’re fun, low maintenance and exotic, making them appealing to those who something other than traditional pet animals.
Out of the ten different tortoises for sale at xyzReptiles there seems to be a trend that leans towards some of the more popular species and we think that there is a reason behind that. Tortoises for sale make up a small but growing part of what we do here every day and we want your feedback to make sure we are growing in the right areas.
The Red Footed Tortoise
It’s not hard to realize why the Red Footed Tortoise is our number one selling tortoise species on the site. At first glance anyone can see that these brightly colored medium sized pet tortoises are a beautiful reptile pet. They are sold as well started captive born hatchlings with brightly colored red heads and feet and browns, orange and black colored shells. They are one of the few pet tortoises than can be kept inside or outside and their varied diet makes them an easy tortoise pet to care for. They are also very competitively priced and are often on sale due to our extensive number of local breeders that hatch these gems on a yearly basis.
The Russian Tortoise
Russian Tortoises are sold at a slightly larger starting size of four inches and can grow to twice that size which makes them a small sized tortoise. They are easily sexed at that size so you can get a pair or a particular sex with 100% certainty. Russian tortoises can handle extreme temperatures in the wild and are more capable of handling the weather changes from state to state. They are more affordable than the other tortoises on the market and can be maintained indoors or outdoors. We are very happy to be offering captive bred and born hatchling Russian tortoises as well at xyzReptiles.
The African Spurred Tortoise
Our third most popular tortoise for sale happens to also be the third largest land tortoise and that is the African Spurred or Sulcata Tortoise. Sulcatas are only available as captive bred and born since they cannot be imported from the wild and are normally available on a year round basis. Being one of the larger tortoises in the world with adult males reaching sizes in excess of one hundred pounds makes this a tortoise that is not meant for everyone. You must always consider where and how you plan on keeping a giant animal like this one before making your purchase. Once you have figured out the logistics we will be happy to provide you with a healthy pet tortoise as well as their lighting, heating and dietary needs.
At xyzReptiles we work hard to educate our customers as well as people who have purchased their animals elsewhere on the ideal methods of keeping tortoises. We have a helpful staff that can be reached by phone, email or Facebook messenger at all business hours.