These are captive bred and adorable. With their pale color skin, and pitch black eyes, it makes for a really cool color contrast. Elongated tortoises live in warm, tropical forests throughout Asia, and they seem to shun direct sunlight and rarely bask. They spend a great deal of time in the leaf litter and buried in piles of leaves or at the bases of large tropical plants. As you would expect, due to their large geographic range, they are found in a variety of habitats from dry to very humid, and this fact will be an important aspect of their proper care in captivity. A long enclosure that offers a warm, humid area and also a dry area will allow this species to find the right spot for its needs throughout the day. (Reptiles Magazine). Elongated tortoises grow to roughly 12 inches long and 7 pounds in weight as adults.
Please keep in mind elongated tortoises thrive in closed chambers. Leaf litter and damp substrate is a must. They do not enjoy bright lights, so we recommend using a CHE for a heat source and offering UVB for only a few hours a day.
Turtles under 4″ are for education purposes only. Please know your state laws before purchasing, we will confirm prior to shipping.
Remember, for every tortoise bought from Tortstork, $10 is donated to a turtle/tortoise conservation group to help save these amazing animals.
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