To begin with, we have some really nice and super cute Forsten’s tortoises for sale. we have both hatchling Forsten’s tortoises for sale as well as our recommended well-started big baby Forsten’s tortoise for sale which are easier to care for. We also offer yearling fastens tortoises for sale. All of our forsten’s tortoises for sale online come with our full live arrival and 7-day health guarantee. With a biologist ON-SITE, tortoise town is your place to shop for your new tort with confidence!
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Forsten’s Tortoise for sale
Indotestudo forstenii, commonly known as Forsten’s Tortoise, the High Yellow Forsten’s Tortoise For Sale, or Celebes Tortoise, is a medium-sized tortoise generally 10 inches long and yellowish in color, as it is obvious by the name. The carapace may vary from caramel with black splodges to all-black. High Yellow Forsten’s Tortoise acquires a smooth shell. Large scales coat the anterior parts of the front legs, while the hind legs lack this protection. The unarmed skin of this species is gray to yellow.
The large solid black eyes provide them with a special ability to see well in their chosen low-light locale. Adults are often puzz by the lengthened tortoise. Indotestudo forstenii is a shy and secretive group that is usually unaggressive towards each other but while mating male Indotestudo forstenii engage in aggressive courtship behaviour. They spend the complete mid-day in hiding. Mornings and evenings are their most active period during the warm months.
The long tails and narrower shape help distinguish between male and female High Yellow Forsten’s Tortoise. The tip of the tail is tipped with a small keratinous hook. They also have a more concave plastron whereas the females’ plastron is completely flat. Breeding season brings a visible change in the theIndotestudo forsterite as their yellowish head develops a pinkish hint around the eyes. Earlier Travancore tortoise and High Yellow Forsten’s Tortoise were considered to be the same breed but now are recognized as two different species.
Forsten’s Tortoise for sale near Me – Forsten’s Tortoise Habitat
The High Yellow Forsten’s Tortoise is mainly found in the moist and damp forests of the Indonesian Islands of Sulawesi and Halmahera. Heavily planted enclosure with heavily shaded areas is preferable as their artificial habitat. A turtle table is the most common indoor accommodation for Forsten’s Tortoise, although as the tortoise grows, the size of the habitat should be upgraded up to 120 cm by 120 cm. Extreme weathers are not suitable and temperature should be varied between 60-95 degrees Fahrenheit.
Shallow water dishes of pools to marinate and drink are wishful. Overgrown habitat with dimmer light is what makes them comfortable. A 100W spot lamp should also be placed in their habitat as it provides artificial basking facilities. A basking spot of 90 degrees Fahrenheit is sufficient. A source of UVB is also necessary for Vitamin D3 syntheses so make sure the aquarium is equipped with a full spectrum luminous light.
Buy Forsten’s Tortoise for sale online care and Diet
Forsten’s Tortoise is an omnivore and lives on a diet that consists of fruits, leafy green vegetables, and various kinds of worms like earthworms, snails and slugs, and insects. High Yellow Forsten’s Tortoises have a strong liking for yellow food items such as corn and dandelions. For appropriate growth, an additional calcium supplement is highly suggested. A mixed diet, high in calcium and protein ensures a healthy life. Small amounts of meat sources also prove useful but should not be fed on a regular basis.
Newly imported Indotestudo forstenii consistently need medical care as they tend to fall sick and die easily, without giving any symptoms. Though requires more attention, Indotestudo forstenii is a beautiful tortoise to keep.
Sexing Your Forest Hingeback Tortoise
Please feel free to request a male or female tortoise (or any combination thereof) when you order our medium and adult-sized reptiles, but please be aware that we cannot guarantee the sex. However, we can guarantee that someone very experienced with reptiles will attempt to select the specific tortoise(s) you are requesting.
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