The tortoise is one of the easiest pets to care for. They love your company and love to roam around. I just got a Russian Tortoise and I named him Du Hast he is one of my many reptiles that I have. So, I decided to give you 7 tips on caring for a Russian Tortoise. Please, make sure you read about the pet before you get them.
7. They Do Not Need Water
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Do not get this tortoise thinking that you need to put him in water. Sure, they do need to soak every other day. You should include a small water tray in their cage. Just know that they aren’t the type to place in a tank of water.
6. You Can Hold Them
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In fact, they will not mind you holding them at all. In the summer time, you could take them outside and let them eat some grass. Just make sure the grass has not been sprayed. I am going to make an outside area for mine. He’s going to love it.
5. Coconut Fiber and VitaSand
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For the turtles substrate, you can use 50/50 coconut fiber and vitasand. I put coconut fiber on one side of the cage and vitasand on the other side. Make sure you keep it moist.