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Egyptian tortoise care sheet:
Baby Egyptian Tortoise Care
Keep hatchling care as simple as possible. Using anything that can keep the humidity in, and the air movement low is key while providing adequate light and access to water and food. Below you will find many options as far as feeding, temperature control, and habitat set up and decoration regarding keeping a baby Egyptian tortoise for sale.
A hatchling’s diet is very important, and improper diet is usually the reason for baby Egyptian tortoise death. The diet should consist of dark, leafy greens, such as dandelion greens and plantain greens. Any of the dark, leafy lettuce you can get at a grocery store can be used. Although there is no hard-and-fast rule, you can feed them daily or every other day. With a balanced diet, overfeeding is not much of a concern. Baby Egyptian tortoises for sale will only eat as much as they are able.
Lastly, fruits, such as apples, pears, and bananas, can be used sparingly. Feeding a small portion of fruits is ok, but only to be fed once or twice a week. Keep in mind that a varied diet is key to good development for your new baby tortoise.
Egyptian tortoise care – baby Egyptian tortoise foods
Take care of the types of greens you select. Greens that are high in oxalic acids, such as rhubarb, chives, parsley, and spinach, are exceptionally hazardous to Egyptian tortoises. Oxalic acid binds with calcium to form calcium oxalate. This not only reduces the available calcium but the way the Egyptian tortoise kidney works, it concentrates the solid, which will lead to kidney or bladder stones. This has lead to the death of many Egyptian tortoises.
There are quite a few pellet diets on the market that are nutritious and healthy, especially for Egyptian tortoises. I have found that the best are grain-based diets. By following the manufacturer’s instructions, with minor adjustments to account for individual metabolisms and the conditions under which they are kept, you’re almost guaranteed to raise a good-looking Egyptian tortoise. When using pellet diets, vitamin supplements are not necessary with the exception of the possible need for calcium carbonate. The diets contain D3 but not always enough calcium, and some individuals require more calcium than others. It is important to be sure that your Egyptian tortoise for sale is getting proper calcium and vitamin D3.
Heat and Light for the baby Egyptian tortoise
Heat and lighting become the next point of concern for all species of small tortoise. The accepted temperature range for babies is 75 to 85 degrees. This needs to be done carefully because the tortoise can be easily dehydrated or cooked if the proper lighting is not used. UVB lamps provide the essential ultraviolet light a tortoise needs to metabolize calcium for bone development along with other bodily functions. However, with the use of pellet diets, this is not always necessary, because all of the popular pellet diets contain vitamin D3. This makes selecting a lamp for a hatchling easier because a lower-wattage lamp can be used. Another option is the use of UVB fluorescent tubes and an incandescent lamp for heat. An underside heat mat is yet another option as long as the heat is not trapped and a rheostat is used. A Ceramic heat emitter for sale is a better choice to provide heat from above.
Adult Egyptian Tortoise Care
Egyptian tortoises for sale can reach adult size in four years, but they typically reach adult size in seven to 10 years. As they grow, their enclosure and environment should grow with them. The best indoor enclosure for adult Egyptian tortoises is a tortoise table, which is nothing more than a setup measuring 2 feet long, 2 feet wide and 2 feet tall. This would comfortably house a pair of adults. The size can always be larger, but this is a minimum.
The tortoise substrate can be anything from a sand/soil mixture to sand or soil by itself. Some keepers have had good success using crushed oyster shell or aspen bedding. The tortoises do not burrow, so 2 to 3 inches of substrate is enough. A deeper substrate, around 5 inches, should be provided for nesting adults. The rest of the adult care is identical to the hatchling care stated previously, except that the temperature range can go as high as 90 degrees on the warm end of the enclosure.
baby Egyptian tortoise for sale are rare
This little tortoise has unfortunately become very rare over the last couple of decades and is now bordering on extinction. Their natural range is limited to Northern Egypt, Western Negev, Israel, and Northern Cyrenaica, Libya. Despite conservation efforts from groups such as The Tortoise Trust, it is still being exploited for the black market pet trade and tourist trades – often resulting in the deaths of animals to make a macabre musical instrument out of their carapaces.
Now considered to be the rarest of all the testudo species, Kleinmann’s Tortoise for sale have been granted the highest CITIES protection of Appendix 1 due to extensive habitat destruction and over-collection. Researchers working with this species have designated it to be on the fast track for extinction – calling for urgent measures to be taken to save it.
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Some of the above information was written by Ed J Pirog, one of the most experienced tortoise keepers in the United States and possibly the world. We appreciate Ed’s knowledge and love for the species as well as the work he does to educate tortoise keepers and breeders on proper care and husbandry through his efforts and actions in the tortoise community.
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