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How To Tell If A Tortoise Is Healthy

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If you have purchased a tortoise, it’s important to know how to tell if your tortoise is healthy. The last thing you want is to have bought a tortoise online and have it delivered to you sick and unwell. You want to make sure you got your money’s worth. That’s why it’s important to look for a few signs to make sure that any tortoise you purchase is indeed healthy and well.

If the baby tortoise has a warm enough body temperature, then you’ll notice that it moves about fairly fast. Healthy tortoises will be active and walk with the bottom of their shell clear of the ground. You’ll also notice that the shell will be smooth to the touch and have no obvious signs of injury. It will also not feature bumps on top. When holding your new pet, it should feel solid and not light.

The tortoise should have eyes that are bright, clear and free of discharge. Its tongue should be pink and clear (if not stained from just eating something). It shouldn’t have an overgrown beak and the top beak should have a slight overbite. Look for baby tortoises for sale that have ears right at the side of their heads and that are covered by skin. It’s okay if they look like they have a round dark scale on them.

The skin is an important factor to look for in healthy tortoises and should be free of mites or ticks. Its tail should be clean and not dirty with feces. Plus, its feces should be dry and firm instead of watery or loose.

Buy From A Reputable Site

When you buy tortoises online, you want to make sure that you purchase from a reputable site. This way you know you’ll purchase a healthy baby tortoise. A quick online search will produce several results of sites that sell them.  It is important to never buy them without researching the site and checking any and all reviews. A reputable site will have information on how to tell if a tortoise is healthy as well as care information. This will help you purchase a healthy tortoise free of disease.

Reptile Pets Are Great For Everyone

Tortoises are easy to care for and make great pets for people of all ages! But there are more reptile pets that will make your family complete. XYZReptiles offers a wide array of reptile pets. The large selection includes tortoises, snakes, lizards and more. Reptile pets can be enjoyed by the whole family. So, when you’re looking for reptile pets to buy, XYZReptiles has you covered.

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