Russian tortoise lifespan

Like most species of tortoise, Russian tortoises live a long time.  Depending on care, you can get almost 100 years out of your tort, meaning you may need to leave him or her to your grandkids! Baby Russian tortoises live a long time! Did you know a Russian tortoise can live 50-100 years! That is correct, 100 years!  That means you need to be prepared to own your tortoise for your entire life, and even maybe give it to a younger family member when you get old!

Male vs Female Russian tortoise size

Did you know that female Russian tortoises for sale grow to just about double the size of males?  A male Russian tortoise will grow from 5-6″ on average at full maturity.  Female Russians grow anywhere from 7-10″ with a much “rounder” shape than males.  Males can fight with one another and should not be kept with other male tortoises. Female Russian tortoises may be housed or kept in groups and seem to get along just fine.

Russian tortoise humidity

Humidity is a big deal for any species of baby tortoise for sale, and the baby Russian tortoise is no different.  Keep the humidity in the range of 65-70% for yearlings to juveniles, 50-60% for adults, and as high as 75-80% for captive bred Russian tortoise hatchlings.  Using a reptile fogger will help keep the humidity up.  Some people put it on the same timer as the lights, keep it filled at night.  Because it is tied to the same timer, the fogger can simulate morning dew each morning when it comes on with the UVB lighting and the hot spot.

Baby Russian tortoise for sale hatching here at tortoise town!

Additional Russian tortoise care information

We offer a huge Russian tortoise care section of our website, all prepared by our staff Biologist.  Take the time to learn proper Russian tortoise care needs including:

Curious where to find the perfect Russian tortoise for sale? Check out our selection here at Tortoise Town’s Tortoise Farm.

It is very important you find the right russian tortoise breeder that only works with captive bred baby tortoises for sale, NOT wild caught.  The biggest problem with russian tortoises for sale is that most are wild caught and can be as old as 40-50 years old when you buy the russian tortoise.   So when you see a very cheap russian tortoise price, you know it is NOT a captive bred russian tortoise.

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