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Greek Tortoise



Greek tortoises enjoy leafy greens and perhaps chopped timothy hay to keep their beaks trimmed, with small amounts of chopped fruits making up about 10% of their diet. A low protein diet high in fiber with regular calcium dusting suits them well. Greek tortoises can live up to 50 years or more, grow up to 10 inches in length, need UVB and heat lighting, preferably overhead, with enclosure temperature around 75 degrees and 95 degree basking temperatures. Caging needs to be ample and can range from custom built enclosures to tubs to large fish tanks. They can also spend some time outside during the summer, but must be carefully caged and watched to prevent escape or becoming the target of a predator (yes, escape - they’re faster than you think they are and they’re experts at hiding).

Greek Tortoise Care Sheet 1

Greek Tortois Care Sheet 2

Greek Tortoise Fact Sheet


Scientific Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Reptilia
Order - Testudines
Family - Testudinidae
Genus - Testudo
Species - T. graeca


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