A baby tortoise is called a hatchling. It uses its egg tooth to break the shell of the egg and emerge. Hatchlings are very vulnerable for the first few days of life, and rely on the embryonic sac for nutrition until they... More »

Most species of tortoises are almost exclusively herbivores and have diets that consist of mostly plant-based foods. While some baby tortoises consume ants and other animal proteins without suffering any adverse health e... More »

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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 t... More »

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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 t... More »

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A tortoise is a land-dwelling turtle that is part of the scientific species Testudinidae. The reptiles' shells contain 60 different bones that are made of keratin: the same substance found in human hair, skin and nails. More »

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African sulcata tortoises are available for sale in pet stores and from breeders who specialize in reptilian pets. Sulcata tortoises are also sold online on websites such as BackwaterReptiles.com and TheTurtleSource.com.... More »

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Russian tortoises should be inspected by a qualified veterinarian upon purchase. Provide the tortoise with a large home with bedding that is a 50/50 mix of play sand and topsoil. They need a warm spot in which to bask wi... More »

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