How to Take Care of a Pet Tortoise? (Tortoise Care Sheet)

Pet tortoises can be an excellent pet for people who enjoy the convenience of a pet that doesn’t seek cuddles and attention. It’s important that you do a bit of research about tortoises before committing yourself to caring for one. This guide is going to point out the most important aspects of caring for pet tortoises so that you can gain a better understanding about the responsibilities in store for you.

A common misconception that many people make is that caring for a tortoise is the same as caring for a turtle. Many pet tortoises have found themselves thrown into a watery environment when most species are in fact land animals.

The first thing you need to understand about pet tortoises is that while they may have been bred to be a pet, they are still wild animals and are available in many different species—some of which have different requirements than others. Some tortoises stay quite small while other can grow to be massive and weigh as much as a bag of cement! The best way to prepare yourself for your responsibilities is to find out as much as you can about the species of tortoise you are going to get (particularly how large it will grow to be and what foods it favors).

Are Tortoises Good Pets?

Without a doubt, tortoises make exceptional pets, provided you know what you’re getting yourself into.

Once tortoises feel safe and comfortable with their human caretaker, they might surprise you by showing their affinity in their own distinctive ways. They might approach you, not for cuddles or frolic