Captive bred. 2020 hatchlings. Pancake tortoises love having rocks to hide in. They feel the most relaxed when having the ability to climb between thin crevices to hide.
With its flat shell, soft plastron and gorgeous shell pattern, the pancake tortoise (Malacochersus tornieri) is one of the oddest, yet coolest of all chelonians. The most distinctive feature is the very flat but often beautifully patterned carapace. Pancake tortoises are small, typically reaching a carapace length of about 6 inches (maximum 7 inches) and a weight of about 1 lb.