baby Indian star tortoise for sale
Baby Indian star tortoises for sale are the smallest of all species of star tortoise for sale. Purchasing a baby Indian star tortoise for sale from Tortoise Town with confidence! Like all of our tortoises for sale, you can rest assured it will arrive with a full guarantee. All of the Indian star tortoise for sale here at TT are captive bred. Our tortoises are hand-raised with proper humidity to ensure bowling ball smooth shells! Our Indian Star tortoises are kept at 70% humidity until 24 months of age. Proper humidity is key to prevent pyramiding in all species of star tortoises.
Indian Star tortoise care
Keeping baby Indian star tortoises is quite simple. Please take the time to explore our Indian Star tortoise Care sheet. The Indian Star tortoise care sheet offers a great deal of guidance. Our care sheet covers anything from Indian star tortoise habitat setup, to general care. Also, it has a great tortoise safe foods list and more.
Indian Star tortoise Habitat:
Keeping anywhere from 1-4 Indian Star tortoises can be achieved in a variety of ways, with small space. Indian Star tortoise hatchlings can be kept in anything from an aquarium, or an open top tub, to a sweater box. Keeping baby Star tortoise is easy so long as you maintain the correct parameters. Below we briefly touch on all of the important parameters that will be important to raising a happy, health baby star tortoise to a beautiful adult Star tortoise. For Indian Star tortoise hatchlings, we recommend something in the area of 24″x12″ at a minimum and no larger than 2’x4′ until they are at least 18 months old. Keeping the habitat compact will enable you to dial in the parameters easier while maintaining a small enough space for your tortoise to feel secure yet not get “lost”.
Indian Star tortoise Humidity
Humidity is key when raising a healthy star tortoise. Humidity will not only affect the overall health of your tortoise, it will directly reflect the look as well. Shells that are seen with heavy pyramiding are a result of 1 of 2 things, or a combination of both. Humidity should be kept in the neighborhood of 72-75% for baby star tortoises for sale. Once mature, Humidity can be kept closer to 50% for an Adult Star tortoise. Keeping humidity in safe range will also aid in your baby Indian Star tortoise for sale remaining hydrated and growing properly. When humidity slips under 60% for an extended period of time, it will lead to a pyramid shelled, dehydrated baby tortoise. For this reason, we prefer to house our baby Indian star tortoises as well as our baby Burmese star tortoise for sale in closed systems, with very limited air movement.
Indian Star tortoise Lighting and UVB
Exposing your new baby Star tortoise to proper UVB levels is essential for proper growth. Without UVB, the Indian star tortoise will not be able to make and absorb their own vitamin D. In addition, calcium absorption lowers with lower levels of UVB exposure. For a strong, healthy baby tortoise, it is key to provide amble amounts of Vitamin D. How do I do this, you ask? Easily, thru providing your baby Star tortoise proper UVB lighting. We recommend a T5 high output tube style UVB lamp. UVB Output is much better than using the cheap, coiled lamps, OR Mercury Vapor lamps. Lastly, remember your light source is not always your heat source. Heat sources can be provided by way of a heat panel, or heating element, or additional spot lamp style heater.
Indian Star tortoise Heating
Heat sources can be provided by way of a heat panel, or ceramic heating element, or additional spot lamp style heater. Here at tortoise town we prefer to use heat panels or CREs (Ceramic Heat Emitter). Keeping the hot spot around 92 Degrees is perfect. Be sure that the colder end of the Indian Star tortoise habitat is kept 77-80 degrees at all times. In the evenings, total temperatures can drop in the neighborhood of 75-77, so long as humidity is proper and air movement is low. If Humidity happens to be lower than 60%, try to keep the evening temps in the area of 80.
Indian Star tortoise Water
Always provide access to fresh, shallow water for your new baby Indian Star tortoise for sale. If keeping a juvenile Indian star tortoise, or even young adult Indian star tortoise, water access is still important. For baby stars, we soak them twice a day for 7 minutes per soak in super shallow water. Lastly, just be careful when soaking your baby. They can drown so very quickly!
Indian Star Tortoise Food
Here at TT, we feed mostly all of our baby and adult tortoises the same combination of a wide variety of greens, and veggies. Our daily “chopped salad” is a combination of chopped Collard Greens, Mustard Greens, Yellow Squash, Softened and soaked Mazuri tortoise chow, shredded carrots, and the occasional tomato.
baby Indian Star tortoise for sale
Indian Star tortoise hatchlings for sale