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Tortoise Lighting: What Do They Need and Why?

Keeping a tortoise is generally a little more complicated than looking after a cat or a dog; not only do they need the correct diet and housing, they also need the right kind of light, too. What many people do not know is that sunlight is made up of different UV light rays and it is essential that tortoises receive the right rays to be able to thrive. Here’s everything you need to know about tortoise lighting: what kind your pet needs and which bulbs you should buy.

The Egyptian Tortoise (Testudo kleinmanni) | Your Essential Guide

The Egyptian tortoise (Testudo kleinmanni) is one of the most popular pet tortoises in the world and also the smallest. Their compact size makes them ideal pets for a tortoise table. So if you are thinking of getting an Egyptian tortoise, here’s everything you need to know about their natural environment and lives, keeping them as a pet and how to ensure they live happy healthy lives.

How Do Tortoises Mate? Everything You Need to Know About Tortoise Reproduction

The reproduction of tortoises has only recently been understood by scientists and even now there is still lots to learn. From aggressive males to gravid females, there is a lot more to the process than some simple egg-laying. Here’s everything you need to know about how tortoises mate, caring for the babies, and everything in between.

Which Tortoise Breeds Make the Best Pets? Our Top 9 Picks

Just as you would consider dog breeds when getting a new puppy, you should consider the different species of tortoises, too, before welcoming one to your home. Different tortoises have different needs, different personalities, and will grow to different sizes. These are all things you should take into consideration before choosing which pet tortoise is best for you.

Are Tortoises Social Animals? Can They Be Happy Living Alone?

Tortoises are complex creatures that have become popular as pets in the last few decades. As a tortoise owner, it’s important that we understand their biological needs to give them the best quality of life possible. While this includes providing them with a balanced diet, an appropriate enclosure, and the right lighting, it also means considering are tortoises social animals or do they prefer to be alone?

What Do Tortoises Eat? Understand Their Natural Diet and The Right Foods for Your Pet

Our pets require a delicate balance of nutrients and minerals to remain fit and healthy. However, the problem with feeding tortoises is that different species all have different nutritional requirements to be able to survive. Knowing what tortoises eat in the wild is the first step to providing a balanced diet for them, although it is not always that simple. Do tortoises need to eat every day? What foods are toxic to tortoises? How long can they go without eating?