African Pancake tortoise for sale
Baby Pancake tortoise for sale are some of the rarer of all species of baby tortoise for sale. Our tortoises are all 100% captive bred, and hatched here at the tortoise farm. African pancake tortoises for sale online are normally a little bit more expensive than most species of baby tortoise because they are super rare, and usually lay 1 egg per year!
Like all baby tortoises for sale here at the tortoise farm, our pancake tortoises for sale are kept at 75% humidity. As temperatures drop, so should humidity. Adult pancake tortoises can be kept closer to 45% humidity and do quite well. When raised at correct humidity levels, adult pancake tortoises should have perfectly smooth shells. In the wild, tortoise shells remain extra smooth also as a result of them grinding into rock crevices where they often hide from predatory birds.
Temperature for pancake tortoises should be in the area of 85-95 degrees. For baby African pancake tortoises, we keep the median temp around 88 degrees. Adult tortoises will need basically the same temperatures as hatchlings with a great degree of variance. Meaning the hot spot and cold spots should be further apart for adults who need to thermoregulate even more so than pancake tortoise hatchlings for sale.
African Pancake tortoise Habitat
Tortoise habitats for your new cakes can be composed of many different things. The key is to just have the right temperature and humidity dialed in. Also, providing the best substrate and some caves for hiding etc. Be sure to remember that these tortoises for sale can climb very well. For this reason, we made sure the walls are high and safe. If you are using a closed top Pancake tortoise habitat, you need not worry about climbing issues. Keeping your baby pancake tortoise for sale with the right median temperature of 85 degrees with a hot spot of 95 is recommended. For adult tortoises, we recommend nearly the same however humidity can be lower, as in the 40-45% range. Like all baby tortoises for sale, baby cakes need humidity!
baby Pancake tortoise Diet
Feeding your pancake tortoise a wide variety of fresh greens and veggies is the best idea. Here at the tortoise farm, we feed all of our tortoises basically the same “tortoise salad”. Using a wide variety of greens like Romaine, Collard Greens, Mustard Greens, Kale, Endive, Squash, Shredded carrots, the occasional tomato, we chop into a nice tortoise salad twice weekly and feed daily. By chopping everything together it enables your baby tortoise to consume a wide variety of important vitamins and minerals pivotal for proper growth and nutrition. When selecting where to buy your next tortoise for sale, be sure to pick the best tortoise farm and tortoise breeders!
Using a calcium supplement as well as a multivitamin and mineral powder for reptiles is recommended. Here at the tortoise farm, we make a 50/50 blend of Vionate and Calcium with D3 and dust our tortoise food twice a week.
Baby Pancake tortoise care
Caring for an African tortoise is like most other species of tortoise care. Baby pancake tortoises need higher temperatures, less temperature gradients and require daily 10 minute soaking periods. Baby tortoises should also be fed the same diet as adults. Basic care like humidity, temperature, diet, habitat and other things are discussed here in our pancake tortoise care guide.
Pancake tortoise Lifespan
These African tortoises live anywhere from 50-100 years like most species of tortoises for sale. In the wild, Pancake tortoises are known for having flexible plastrons in order to survive bring dropped by predatory birds. These birds will try to “pluck the pancake” from their cave and drop them from high above in order to break the shell of the tortoise. Amazingly, over the years, this tortoise has evolved to have a flexible plastron which enables them to survive many of these drops!
African Pancake tortoise size
Pancake tortoises are a small tortoise. Small tortoise species like this African tortoise only reach sizes of 6-8″ at full maturity. Saying your pancake tortoise is a tiny tortoise is actually a true statement, when compared with most of the shelled kingdom.