Russian tortoise size
Russian tortoises are one of the smaller species of tortoise for sale in the USA. These dwarf tortoises or tiny tortoises for sale make up the most popular species of the Testudo tortoise family. Russian tortoises grow from 5-10″ on average with females growing much larger than males. Baby Russian tortoise can be found from select breeders across the country, and run in the range of $225-250.00 each. Wild caught Russian tortoises should be avoided and are often found at Pet Smart and Petco. If you are looking for a Russian tortoise for sale petsmart, we recommend you NOT supporting the wild caught tortoise trade. By purchasing a captive bred baby Russian tortoise hatchling for sale, you will be supporting the captive breeding program over wild animals being taken from their natural habitat.
Also, depending on the size of your enclosure, you may or may not need to buy a larger habitat at some point. For these reasons, we would recommend starting with the correct size enclosure.
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.
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:
- Adult Russian tortoise care sheet
- Russian tortoise diet
- baby Russian tortoise water
- Russian tortoise humidity
- adult Russian tortoise size
- Russian tortoise lifespan
- baby Russian tortoise substrate
- Russian tortoise habitat
- baby Russian tortoise UVB Lighting
- Russian tortoise temperature
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.