Moroccan Greek Tortoise for sale
Tortoise Town has some of the nicest captive bred baby greek tortoise for sale. Our Greek tortoises include beautiful Moroccan Greek tortoises for sale, as well as golden greek tortoises for sale. Moroccan Greeks are a hardier species and are usually easier to care for than their golden cousins. Another testudo tortoise, the Moroccan greek is a robust little tortoise reaching sizes from 7-12″. Like seen in other tortoise species, female Greeks get larger than the males, similar to the Hermann’s tortoise.
Moroccan Greek Tortoises for sale
Found in North Africa, Morraco southwest Asia, and southern Europe, the Greek tortoise inhabits a variety of habitats. Some habitats are particularly arid: rocky hillsides, Mediterranean scrub, forests, fields, and meadows are all occupied by the Greek tortoise subspecies.
Moroccan Greek tortoise shell
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 spurred tortoise). The head is blunt with large eyes and the front legs exhibit large scales and thick, powerful claws. Several subspecies of the Greek tortoise are recognized. There are a few of the most popular greek tortoise species listed below for your pleasure.
Greek tortoise Species and Subspecies
Ibera Greek tortoise for sale
Libyan Greek tortoise
Moroccan Greek tortoise
North African Greek tortoise
Golden Greek tortoise for sale
Tunisian Greek tortoise
Greek tortoises for sale in the USA
Over the last few decades, many Greek tortoises, particularly Ibera Greek tortoise and golden greek tortoise. Captive-bred, 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. Also, if you are considering purchasing a Moroccan greek tortoise for sale be sure to choose a captive bredGreek tortoise for sale. We do not condone or recommend purchasing any type of wild-caught or field-collected tortoise for sale
Greek tortoise humidity
Moroccan Greek tortoise humidity usually hovers around 75-85% for baby Greek tortoise hatchlings for sale. Adult Greek tortoises typically enjoy a humid period in the morning to simulate morning fog or dew.
Greek tortoise substrate
Substrate for your new baby Greek tortoise can be as easy as an organic potting mix, with a thin layer of oyster shell on top. Moroccans, as they grow, can eat the oyster shell and it has been found to be helpful in egg-laying females calcium retention. Also, try using paper towels can be used for the Moroccan Greek tortoise hatchling for sale, as they are cheap and easy to clean up.
Moroccan Greek tortoise diet
Tortoise Town fees a variety of fresh leafy greens and healthy veggies to all of our adult and baby tortoise for sale. A combination, that is chopped and mixed as final preparation should include 4-6 different greens and veggies and be varied. Tortoises enjoy collard greens, mustard greens, beet greens as well as romaine, squash, shredded carrots is great. In addition, we include tomato once per week and soaked and soft Mazuri tortoise chow. Because we toss our Mazuri with the greens and make a nice fresh mixture. Your baby Greek tortoise for sale will eat the same as your adults torts, just less.
Greek tortoise and calcium and vitamin supplements
Providing a light dusting of a 50/50 mix of a reptile vitamin and calcium with d3 is important. Lightly dust or sprinkle on top of the fresh food twice a week. Providing proper UVB exposure is also very important in calcium metabolization. Turtle store uses reptical and reptivite mixtures. Using a combination of a reptile vitamin and reptile calcium with D3 is key. Dust your tortoises’ food twice a week by lightly sprinkling the mixture atop their fresh greens.
Moroccan Greek tortoises for sale – water
Always provide your baby Greek tortoise for sale with freshwater access. Keep your water very shallow to prevent drowning. Using a terra cotta potting dish works great and will enable your tort to enter and exit the watering hole.
Moroccan Greek tortoise care – temperature
Temperature for baby Greeks can remain ambient at 85 degrees. Nighttime lows to not exceed 75 degrees of course. Adult Greek tortoises for sale enjoy hot spots in the 90s and colder areas as low as 76 degrees. In the evening, the adult Greek enclosure can drop as low as 65 degrees without issue. For Golden Greeks, it should be a bit warmer, staying about 72 degrees even in the evenings and winters. While Ibera Greeks can hibernate, like Hermann’s tortoise for sale, Golden Greek tortoise for sale do not.
Moroccan Greek tortoise UVB Lighting
Always provide your new baby Greek tortoise for sale with the right UVB. We recommend using a 10% or 12% UVB Lamp. The higher you mount the lamp from the substrate, the stronger lamp need be used. Turtle store highly recommends using the Reptisun t5 UVB light fixture available here and changing the lamp to a 10% or 12% UVB lamp.
Greek tortoise table, habitats and set ups
Greek tortoise set ups, habitats or enclosures can be made easily and without needing much money. Even and aquarium can be used, or a tupperware sweater box, so long as the sides are blocked from viewing thru. As a rule of thumb, provide 5-6 square feet for each mature adult Greek tortoise for sale. Using something that has limited airflow works well.