What Is a Baby Russian Tortoise?


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A baby Russian tortoise is one that is newly hatched. They are sometimes referred to as Horsfield's tortoises or Central Asian tortoises and are considered an excellent pet for anyone wishing to keep a pet tortoise for the first time.

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Russian tortoises are small and ideal for people with a limited amount of space. The males grow to about 6 to 8 inches, with females being slightly larger at between 8 and 10 inches long. They are herbivores and prefer wide, leafy vegetation. They are also burrowers and do well when kept in an outside cage. They are very durable animals and thrive in many climates; however, they should be kept from getting too cool, as cool temperatures can affect their digestion.

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