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I bought a tortoise from PetSmart, and they had it labeled as a Testudo tortoise, I am convinced it is a Russian tortoise, help on food and care please.
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So it IS a russian tortoise. They label "Testudo" because of the genus, which includes greek tortoises, Hermanns, etc. But this is a russian. They need a diet mainly of weeds and flowers. I wouldn't start off with lettuces because they will eat it and love it, but get picky and sort of addicted. I would give it a soak, because it's probably pretty dehydrated from the pet store.
 
Also, they need something bigger than a tank to truly thrive. They are a species that loves to roam and explore, and in tanks it limits their abilities, causing them to hide most of the day. Preferably a tortoise table made out of wood is recommended, 4x8 feet.
 

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