Meet Max & Elliot
Next, we have our Horsefeild Tortoises; Max and Elliot.
The Russian Tortoise commonly known as the Horsfield’s Tortoise. This is a threatened species of Tortoise.
The Russian Tortoise is a small species with a size range of 13 – 25cm, although the females grow slightly larger than the males to accommodate more eggs.
We feed the Tortoises little pellets that we soak in water and provide them with plants like dandelions and lettuce, although they aren’t fed in huge amounts due to the lack of nutritional value.
A key part of the care for Tortoises is soaking them in warm water and this is done a few times a week and this ensures that they are drinking properly.