African Spurred Tortoise
Up to 70cm
The third largest species of tortoise in the world, the African Spurred Tortoise can weigh upto 90 kilos! Provide a diet of plenty of dry grasses.
120 x 60 x 30cm vivarium (LxWxH) for a juvenile.
Air temperature 28-34°c with a basking lamp.
Minimum of 5.0 T8 lighting.
Provide fresh fruit and vegetables for grazing daily.
Provide fresh water daily, in a bowl large enough for bathing.
Spot clean the vivarium, removing any uneaten food or waste. Feed fresh vegetables, pellets and fruit on occasion. Provide fresh drinking and bathing water.
Check all equipment is working correctly. Enhance your tortoises diet with a complete prepared food to ensure they get all the vitamins they need.
Long Term Care
Change substrate monthly. Clean the vivarium with reptile disinfectant to prevent odours and to control bacteria. Change bulbs every 6-12 months.