Tortoisescan make good petssince they do not require much attention compared to other pets,are hypoallergenic,quiet,omnivorous,and have a long life expectancy. However,they require a large outdoor space,a controlled enclosure and climate,and they are not good short-term pets.
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Is a tortoise the right pet for You?
However if you prefer the bigger of the species we would recommend the African Spur-thighed tortoise or the Leopard tortoise as these can grow between a whopping 40kg-105kg! If you are a pet owner who can鈥檛 bear the thought of that inenvitable day then a tortoise may just be the pet for you!
Is a tortoise a reptile?
They may not always be the best pet for children as they don鈥檛 ike to be cuddled, however with good knowledge these reptiles are fun to have around and love basking in fresh air and the sunshine. So, is a tortoise a reptile? Yes, they are classed as small reptiles which are part of the Testudine family.
How long do tortoises live?
Rachel Husband / Getty Images. Pet tortoises are popular pets for many people since they are quiet, cute (especially as hatchlings), and don’t shed any fur. But tortoises can live a very long time (anywhere from 50 to 100 years).
Can I take my tortoise to the vet at PetSmart?
If you have questions about the health of your tortoise, talk to a PetSmart store associate or a veterinarian familiar with reptile health. PETSMART CARES: Pets purchased at PetSmart are part of our exclusive Vet Assured鈩?program, designed by PetSmart veterinarians to help improve the health and well-being of our pets.