How to Care for a Mediterranean tortoise

How to Care for a Mediterranean tortoise
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The Mediterranean turtle is a spice of Central Europe that is a good active and interactive pet option for beginner herpetologists. However, they live for a long time (about 35 years), making caring for them a long-term commitment. They require more space than other reptile pets. A 6-foot (1.82 m) 4-foot (1.21 m) corral is suitable for them, but you must make it safe against predators and build it so that the turtle cannot dig out or run away. You can keep the young in a nursery, but adult Mediterranean turtles need sheltered and outdoor areas to stay in optimal condition.

How to Care for a Mediterranean tortoise
How to Care for a Mediterranean tortoise

Habitat

Step 1

Make room for the Mediterranean tortoise so you can tour, with both sunny and shaded areas.

Step 2

Includes a house or covered space where you can hide.

Step 3

Provides specific temperature ranges. Air temperatures from 70 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit (21.11 to 32.22 degrees Celsius) during the day and 60 to 65 F (15.55 to 18.33 degrees Celsius) at night, with a place to relax that reaches 90 to 95 F (32.22 to 35 C) degrees (so they can have enough heat to digest their food) and a constant relative humidity of 30% to 50%.

Step 4

Remember that these turtles come from a dry and Mediterranean climate, and would not be well in places with wet or swampy surfaces.

Food

Step 1

Give him fresh wild vegetables in the form of edible herbs, such as dandelions and grass. Turtles are vegetarian and need little fat or protein in their diet.

Step 2

Just give him food that doesn’t have pesticides.

Step 3

Buy Roman lettuce, escarole, and kale from the store if wild food is not available. Give him grated carrots and small pieces of cabbage, broccoli, and spinach.

Step 4

Forget the fruits on the menu, as they find it difficult to digest them.

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Step 5

Give him commercial turtle foods, and give him calcium supplements by giving him cuttlefish bones.

Water

Step 1

Make sure it has clean, fresh water at all times, but don’t be surprised if the turtle drinks from the pools of water after a rain.

Step 2

Give your Mediterranean tortoise the opportunity to soak in shallow water for a few minutes a week, especially in dry climates, if you don’t have a pool available at all times.

Step 3

Change the water daily and clean the pool (if any) regularly, removing debris and algae.

House

Step 1

Home a male and two or three females. If there is only one female, the male can intimidate her. Turtles are solitary by nature, except in the breeding season, and do not really need company.

Step 2

It houses the males separately, as they can become aggressive and fight.

Step 3

It identifies males and females by comparing their underparts. Males have a wider back on the lower deck and a much longer tail.

Step 4

Keep the turtles separate according to their species, or they may encounter parasites or diseases for which they have no immunity.

Step 5

Keep Mediterranean turtles of radically different sizes apart, as larger ones can hurt the others.

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