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Horsfields tortoises are one of the most popular pet tortoises
Naturally, horsfields are from the Central Asia
Horsfields tortoise can grow up to 25cm in length
Horsfields tortoises are herbivorous
As a small tortoise they are a great pet for first time keepers
Horsfields tortoises are one of the most commonly kept pet tortoises in the UK for couple of good reasons. Horsfields remain a very manageable size compared to some of their relatives making them a great choice for people who don't have much space or want a smaller pet. In addition horsfields usually have a great temperament making them a brilliant choice for people looking for their first pet reptile.
As the horsfields tortoise is from the central Asia they are accustomed to a warm environment with a good ammount of UV exposure. At night time they often experience a temperature drop and at certain times of the year they would be expected to hibernate. This makes heating and lighitng for the Horsfields tortoise very simple as you usually only need to consider the basking areas during the day.
The horsfields tortoise diet is herbivorous which means that they eat mostly vegeatation. Every now and again they might have some weeds or herbs added to the usual salad but this mostly just serves as roughage. A Horsfields list of treats would include squash, flowers and some herbs.
It's easy to provide the perfect environment at home for a horsfields' tortoise. Northampton Reptile Centre have everything you will need and have expert staff who can help you every step of the way. Contact us for more information.
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