Indian Star Tortoise for sale
Tortoise Town has the nicest Indian Star Tortoises for sale online anywhere!
One of the smallest tortoise species, the Indian Star tortoise is often the crown jewel of a tortoise keepers collection! Our captive bred Indian Star tortoises for sale are raised in perfect environments to give us smooth-shelled babies that have gorgeous bright yellow bands contrasting against a solid back shell. Indian Star tortoises for sale Before purchasing a new baby Indian star tortoise for sale, or an adult Indian star tortoise for sale, it is imperative that you locate a reputable Indian star tortoise breeder that only sells captive bred baby Indian star tortoises for sale. Indian star tortoise hatchlings for sale are available from time to time from captive-bred tortoise breeders. It is imperative that they are raised at 65-75% humidity during their first months of life so buying from a breeder like Tortoise Town who understands proper Indian Star tortoise care is important.
The Indian star tortoise is one of the most beautifully decorated tortoises, and is relatively uncommon as a pet. These tortoises are from the “dry-zones” of India and Sri Lanka, and this is the environment that we try to replicate when keeping them. They require different care than the more common Mediterranean tortoises. As hatchlings, they have a shell just a few cm (just over an inch) long. As adults, females can be 25 cm (10 inches) long, while males are usually under 20 cm (8 inches) long. Most of the growth happens in the first 10 years. They should normally live for about 30 years, but the current record is 55 years in their natural habitat. In British terminology, they are tortoises, not turtles, as they do not live in water.
As youngsters, they have beautiful yellow butterfly-shaped markings on a rich, black background. As they grow, the yellow markings extend into narrow star rays, pointing in all directions from the center of each scute. They are a little more shy than the common Mediterranean tortoises and do not demand so much attention. Indian stars are terrestrial, living on the ground. They can be quite sedentary, with a significantly slower walking speed, and can live comfortably in smaller spaces than equally sized Mediterranean tortoises, with lower requirements for attention and exercise. They are still, however, quite charming, and are intelligent enough to bond with their owners.
Remember when searching for any Star tortoises for sale, including a new baby tortoise for sale, tortoise town is your source for the best tortoise for sale, baby tortoises for sale, baby turtles for sale, and adult turtles for sale of any turtle storeanywhere including a huge aquatic turtle for sale section. If you are not interested in other tortoises for salebut rather care information, or info on tortoise care, please visit our care section.