Do Hermann Tortoises Hibernate? [In The Wild vs. Captivity]

Do Hermann Tortoises Hibernate? [In The Wild vs. Captivity]

Are you looking to own a Hermann Tortoise? Then you’re going to need to know whether they hibernate. Besides, it will have quite considerable ramifications on their care. Here is what you need to know. So, do Hermann tortoises hibernate? Hermann tortoises hibernate in the wild and can do so when …

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What Is A Group Of Tortoises Called? [And Other Tort Terms]

What Is A Group Of Tortoises Called? [And Other Tort Terms]

Tortoises are often kept alone as a pet. But what is a group of tortoises known as when they do come together collectively? I spent some time researching to find out! So, what is a group of tortoises called? A group of tortoises is called a creep. Although, tortoises are …

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Do Sulcata Tortoises Hibernate? [How Cold Is Too Cold?]

Do Sulcata Tortoises Hibernate? [How Cold Is Too Cold?]

Not all tortoise species hibernate. But what about the Sulcata, otherwise known as the African spurred tortoise? Do they spend any significant time in a less active state and what does this all mean for owners? I spent some time researching the species to find out exactly how they instinctively …

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Do Russian Tortoises Hibernate? [What About In Captivity?]

Do Russian Tortoises Hibernate? [What About In Captivity?]

If you are looking to keep a Russian tortoise as a pet, then you’ll likely want to know whether or not they hibernate. Besides, it can have a big impact on ownership and how you look after, care for and plan ahead. This is what you need to know about …

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How Big Do Russian Tortoises Get? [Average Full Grown Size]

How Big Do Russian Tortoises Get? [Average Full Grown Size]

The Russian tortoise goes by many names. You may even have seen them referred to as the Horsefield tortoise, the Central Asian, the Afghan, or the four-toed tortoise. Either way, the tortoise species is the same. But how big do they typically get and what can an owner expect in …

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How Big Do Sulcata Tortoises Get? [Average Height, Width & Weight]

How Big Do Sulcata Tortoises Get? [Average Height, Width & Weight]

Sulcata tortoises, otherwise known as African Spurred tortoises, are one of the most popular species to own as pets. But how big do they get; in terms of height, width and weight? Besides, size can have a big impact on keeping a pet; both in terms of their care and …

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Why Is My Tortoise Not Eating? [Main Causes & What To Do]

Why Is My Tortoise Not Eating? [Main Causes & What To Do]

When owning a pet tortoise, it is concerning any time that they stop eating their food. If it comes about suddenly, it can be outright confusing. But why may they do this and how should you respond; is it even normal for tortoises? With these questions in mind, I have …

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Can Tortoises Eat Avocado? [Is This Fruit Safe To Offer?]

Can Tortoises Eat Avocado? [Is This Fruit Safe To Offer?]

Avocados are a tasty and healthy snack for us humans, but can the same be said for pet tortoises? Should tortoises be eating this fruit or can they actually be quite dangerous where strict avoidance is necessary? I have spent some time looking into this fruit and whether we should …

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Can Tortoises Eat Asparagus? [Is This Vegetable Safe?]

Can Tortoises Eat Asparagus? [Is This Vegetable Safe?]

If you own a pet tortoise, naturally you are going to have some questions on what they can and cannot eat. What are the best vegetables to serve can be a little confusing – especially when there are foods that we eat that can be toxic to our torts. But …

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Can Tortoises Eat Pineapple? [It Depends On The Species!]

Can Tortoises Eat Pineapple_ [It Depends On The Species!]

If you have recently homed a pet tortoise, you will have a lot of questions about their diet. What can they safely consume and what is most beneficial for them? I decided to research the various species of tortoises, and their needs, to see whether pineapple is a fruit an …

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Can Tortoises Eat Grass? [Are There Any Benefits In Doing So?]

Can Tortoises Eat Grass? [Are There Any Benefits In Doing So?]

Our pet tortoises make great company and we often like to be around them: both in the house and also outside. Whilst tortoises typically like to please themselves, owners do need to keep a watchful eye over their pets when outdoors. Naturally, owners may have some questions relating to what …

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