Western Hermann’s tortoise lifespan
A well cared for baby Western Hermann’s tortoise for sale should live anywhere from 60-90 years. There are instances of longer and shorter of course, but the average is around 75. Not bad for a small tortoise! The key to a long life for your Hermann’s tort is to provide high-quality food, always use the correct supplements (we use Vionate mixed 50:50 with Reptical with D3) dusting the food 2-3 times weekly. Pay close attention to having that perfect 92-95 Degree hot spot) and keep your humidity 55-75%, and your baby Hermann’s tortoise for sale will be off to a great start!
Western Hermann tortoise – Temperature
Temperatures should be the same for baby Hermann tortoise as well as adult Hermann’s tortoises. Ambient temps should be in the 82-84 range during the daytime. Nighttime temperatures should not go below 75 for babies and not lower than 70 for adults. Hibernation is totally optional for Hermann’s tortoises so do not think you need to do it. For breeding, it is believed that hibernation does increase the virility of the male Hermanns. Hot spots in the neighborhood of 92-94 should be provided during the day time hours.
Western Hermann’s tortoise for sale – Humidity
Baby Hermann’s tortoise for sale will need higher humidity than adults. Here at the farm, we raise our baby tortoises for sale with 75-80% humidity for the first 18 months of life. Keeping the correct humidity will not only raise a healthy baby tortoise, but the shell will also be perfectly smooth.
Western Hermanns tortoise for sale Diet
Hermanns tortoise eats a variety of fresh and prepared food as options to provide a proper diet. Our baby hermann tortoise for sale here at TT are fed a great variety, daily. Our “tortoise chow” diet consists of chopped Collard Greens, Mustard greens, Romaine, Endive, Spring Mix, Squash, Shredded carrots, the occasional tomato and soaked and softened Marzuri tortoise chow. The key to having the best diet is the chop and toss it all together. Tossing it together will ensure your tortoise is getting a balance varied of food. Enabling them to just “eat what they want” by placing a few things on top of one another is not recommended.
Western Hermann tortoise for sale – Supplements
Providing your new baby Western Hermann tortoise with the best food is not all! Supplements play a key role in the proper growth and development of your new baby tortoise. This is especially true when we are keeping our tortoises indoors. Provide proper minerals and vitamins dusted on top of the food twice weekly. Using a reptile vitamin like reptivite is recommended to be mixed 50:50 with reptile calcium. For indoor tortoise habitat, we recommend using the calcium that also has Vitamin D3. Using a supplement that has both calcium AND vitamin D3 will be best when your tort is kept indoors.
Western Hermann’s tortoise hatchlings for sale
All of our Hermann’s tortoise hatchlings for sale come with our live arrival and 7-day guarantee. Our baby Hermann’s tortoise hatchlings are 100% captive-bred like all tortoise for sale here at the farm. We’ve got you covered whether you are looking for a baby tortoise for sale, or juvenile or adult! Shop our tortoise farm for the best captive bred turtles and tortoises anywhere!