The Horsfield’s tortoise originates in Central Asia and is commonly known as the Russian tortoise. This is a hibernating breed. It is one of the more commonly kept species of tortoise due to their smaller size and are fairly hardy compared to some of the more tropical breeds of tortoise. Horsfield’s are the smaller of the tortoise species. High UV lighting is required and low humidity. They can live up to 50 years or more and on average an adult Horsfield’s tortoise will grow to approximately 5-8 inches (13-20cms) with a growth rate of around 1 inch per year. However, this may vary in individuals.
This species is listed as a CITES Annex B species and does not require an Article 10 CITES certificate or a microchip to be legally sold.
When you purchase a tortoise, we will provide you with a care sheet containing all the information you need for a happy tortoise.
Please note: All of our tortoises can be delivered via our professional, animal specialist courier www.walkerseurotransport.co.uk, please see 'Delivery' for information and charges.
Collection in person is FREE of charge but must be via a pre-arranged appointment only. Please view our FAQ’s or Delivery information for further details.
We recommend that you take out pet insurance and there is a voucher included with your purchase. To activate the insurance you may telephone or visit the ExoticDirect website and click 'Activate Voucher' following onscreen prompts, within 14 days of your date of purchase.