Find out more about some popular pet turtles and tortoises.

Most pets don't like to be cooped up, but your tortoise will never try to abandon you!
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Part of the reason for the increase in trade may be that Indian star tortoises are more resilient than other types of exotic pets. The traits that helped tortoises outlast dinosaurs—their shells and slow metabolisms—are now being exploited by traffickers.
There is no pet like the tortoise. They will truly love you long time.
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Desert Tortoises (Gopherus agassizii) are curious and personable outdoor animals that offer a unique alternative to traditional family pets. If you’ve ever thought about adopting one of these cool creatures, here are 8 things you should know about the species before you adopt: For supplies specific to Russian Tortoises visit Carolina Pet Supply
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"Somehow, the heat lamp got knocked over, ignited the mattress, which started the fire which spread to the neighbor's home," he said. "The fact that it was a pet that ignited the fire is not that unusual. The fact that it's a giant tortoise makes it extremely unusual."The man, who didn't reveal his name, shared a photo of his longtime pet, named "Bits." He said he has owned the tortoise for 15 years, raising it from a palm-sized pet to the 100-plus pounds giant that it is today.Bon-chan’s owner, Mitani, purchased him from a pet shop after his wife fell in love with the baby tortoise. At that time Bon-chan was small enough to fit into the palm of Mitani’s hand. With his healthy size, it’s clear that Bon-chan has enjoyed many carrots and cabbages since then, but he still likes to stay fit with his .Sulcata tortoises are bred on a large scale in the U.S., generally in the Southern states, from coast to coast, where it is easier to keep them outdoors year-round. Captive-bred baby sulcata tortoises are available from many sources, including; local pet stores, reptile expos, and directly from breeders.SAN ANTONIO - A 150-pound pet tortoise is being blamed for a fire that caused heavy damage to the home of a neighbor on the city's far Northwest Side.Once she knows the status of her tortoise, she will know which permits she needs to secure in order to move her pet. She will likely need to get an import permit from the US Fish and Wildlife Services. These permits often take a long time to obtain, so it is a good idea to start planning the tortoise's trip well in advance of the travel date.Thanks for your question. While are pretty straightforward, relocating exotic pets such as reptiles and birds can be tricky. We advise checking the for more information about importing your pet tortoise. The prehistoric-looking tortoise charms many with its calm, gentle demeanor and unhurried pace. There are myriad species of tortoises worldwide, but the most popular kept as pets are the Mediterranean and the Russian. Both grow to be between 6 and 10 inches long and thrive in the same conditions. Tortoises typically live long lives but need proper care to stay healthy and happy.