Sri Lankan Star Tortoise babies
Sri Lankan Star tortoise for sale are available for sale online, from time to time are medium-high prices. Because a Sri Lankan Star tortoise for sale is a medium species of tortoise, they only lay a couple of eggs, which drives their price up over larger species of tortoise, and giant tortoise for sale.
Star tortoise care
Keeping baby Sri Lankan tortoise is quite simple. Please take the time to explore our Indian Star tortoise Care sheet. The Indian Star tortoise care sheet offers a great deal of guidance. Our care sheet covers anything from Indian star tortoise habitat setup, to general care. Also, it has a great tortoise safe foods list and more.
Star tortoise Habitat:
Keeping anywhere from 1-4 Sri Lanka Star tortoise can be achieved in a variety of ways, with small space. Sri Lankan Star tortoise hatchling can be kept in anything from an aquarium, or an open top tub, to a sweater box. Keeping baby Star tortoise is easy so long as you maintain the correct parameters.
Below we briefly touch on all of the important parameters that will be important to raising a happy, health baby star tortoise to a beautiful adult Star tortoise. For Sri Lanka Star tortoise hatchlings, we recommend something in the area of 24″x12″ at a minimum and no larger than 2’x4′ until they are at least 18 months old.
Keeping the habitat compact will enable you to dial in the parameters easier while maintaining a small enough space for your tortoise to feel secure yet not get “lost”.
Anatomy and morphology
The carapace of G. elegans is very convex, with dorsal shields often forming humps; the lateral margins are nearly vertical; the posterior margin is somewhat expanded and strongly serrated. It has no nuchal scute, and the supracaudal is undivided, and curved inward in the male; the shields are strongly striated concentrically.
The first vertebral scute is longer than broad, and the others are broader than long, with the third at least as broad as the corresponding costal. The plastron is large, truncated or openly notched in front, and deeply notched and bifid behind; the suture between the humerals is much longer than that between the femorals; the suture between the pectorals is very short; the axillary and inguinal sutures are rather small.
baby Sri Lankan Star tortoise Water
Always provide access to fresh, shallow water for your new baby Sri Lankan Star tortoise for sale. If keeping a juvenile Sri Lankan star tortoise, or even young adult Sri Lankan star tortoise, water access is still important. For baby stars, we soak them twice a day for 7 minutes per soak in super shallow water. Lastly, just be careful when soaking your baby. They can drown so very quickly.
Sri Lankan Star Tortoise Food
Here at TT, we feed mostly all of our baby and adult tortoises the same combination of a wide variety of greens, and veggies. Our daily “chopped salad” is a combination of chopped Collard Greens, Mustard Greens, Yellow Squash, Softened and soaked Mazuri tortoise chow, shredded carrots, and the occasional tomato.
Baby Star tortoise for sale
Baby Sri Lankan star tortoise are as cute as can be, but they need proper care to thrive. When setting up for a baby stars, the most important thing is humidity. Our biologist advises that high humidity and low air flow are the key to success.