Indian Elongated Tortoise | Indian Elongated Tortoise for sale
Indotestudo elongata (meaning Indian Elongated Tortoise) are most active in the mornings and the evenings,
when they hunt their diet of fallen fruits, flowers, dark leafy greens, and protein in the form of the occasional earth worm or slug.
We use a calcium supplement with vitamin D3 on all their food, including pellet ed tortoise diet.
The head coloration of Elongated Tortoises can be pale yellow to almost a ghostly white.
During the breeding season, the skin around the eyes and nose of adults becomes pink.
Indian Elongated Tortoise
– hence the local namered nosed tortoise.
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This situation is seriously threatening their wild populations. Our juveniles are second and third generation captive bred tortoises, selected for color, and well started.
Distribution of Elongated tortoise price
The species is found in India (Tripura, Jalpaiguri, East Bengal, and Singhbhum in Jharkhand), Nepal, Bangladesh, Burma (or Myanmar),
Laos, Thailand (incl. Phuket), Cambodia, Vietnam, Western Malaysia, Southern China. Type locality: Arakan, Tenasserim, Burma.
Threats and conservation
The principal threats to this species are the mass harvesting of the remaining wild populations for the large and growing food markets in China and elsewhere in East Asia.
In addition, other threats are habitat destruction and illegal collecting for the pet trade. happy tortoise
Elongated tortoises in captivity | Elongated Tortoise for sale
In their natural habitat these tortoises browse a wide variety of plants.
Likewise in captivity, they require a very wide range of foods, not just one type of vegetable.
they require a varied area in which they can access both sun and shade. tortoise table
Their diet is principally a range of vegetables and edible leaves, however they also consume meat, snails, eggs and other food types.
This serves to supplement their diet. Vegetables alone are not sufficiently varied.
This tropical species does not survive in cold climates.
Those exported to Europe and North America for the pet trade usually suffer, and soon die, if they are not given special indoor care.
They also require a constant water source, for bathing and drinking.
Being reptiles, which cannot control their body temperature internally,
they require a varied area in which they can access both sun and shade. tortoise table for sale
This allows them to move around and thus to regulate and maintain their body temperature constant.