Ibera Greek Tortoise for sale
Tortoise Town has some of the nicest captive bred baby greek tortoise for sale, including beautiful Ibera Greek tortoises for sale, as well as golden greek tortoises for sale. The Ibera is a hardier species and is easier to care for then it’s golden cousin. Another testudo tortoise, the Ibera greek is a robust little tortoise reaching sizes from 7-12″ with the females getting larger than the males, similar to the Hermann’s tortoise.
Ibera Greek Tortoises for sale
Found in North Africa, southwest Asia and southern Europe, the Greek tortoise inhabits a variety of habitats, including some that are particularly arid: rocky hillsides, Mediterranean scrub, forests, fields and meadows are all occupied by the Greek tortoise subspecies. A highly domed carapace joins the singly hinged plastron by a thick bridge. The coloration ranges from yellow-gold to dark brown or black. Flecks, borders, rays and spots on the shell produce a pattern reminiscent of a Greek mosaic, hence the common name. One to three raised scales, spurs or tubercles are located on either side of the tail, on each thigh (these spurs are the reason for the alternate name, the Mediterranean spur-thigh tortoise). The head is blunt with large eyes and the front legs exhibit large scales and thick, powerful claws. The supracaudal shield just above the tail is undivided.
Several subspecies of the Greek tortoise are recognized, which has enabled a high amount of confusion in regard to proper identification of captive specimens. Familiar forms of the Greek tortoise are:
Ibera Greek tortoise for sale (Testudo graeca ibera)
Libyan Greek tortoise (T. g. cyrenaica)
North African Greek tortoise (T. g. graeca)
Golden Greek tortoise for sale (T. graeca ssp.)
Tunisian Greek tortoise (T. g. nabulensis)
Over the last few decades, many Greek tortoises, particularly Ibera Greek tortoise and golden greek tortoise, were imported into the United States for the pet trade. Many of these animals harbored parasites and diseases and, sadly, many did not survive. Those that received medical attention and appropriate care, however, are now thriving in captivity. This founder stock has produced a high number of captive-bred babies, some now grown up and producing offspring of their own, and these USA-born tortoises have proven to be an excellent choice for the reptile keeper. A rather responsive species, the Greek tortoise has gotten rave reviews from those who have attempted to keep it long term, the right way. When considering purchasing an Ibera greek tortoise for sale, or any type of greek tortoise for sale online, be sure to choose a captive bred Ibera Greek tortoise for sale over any type of wild caught or field collected tortoise for sale