Hi, and welcome to the forum!Hello, I’m looking for a reputable captive breeder of Russian Tortoise, or a similar breed that is good for indoor housing.
I live in the Central Texas
Thank you for that suggestion. I will look into that route. Thanks, againDebbie, you had asked about breeders, so I replied to that.
But don't forget, if you want to consider an adult tortoise, there are so many that need homes. Frequently someone will want to rehome one right here on TFO.
Just a thought...
Thanks so much for reaching out. The reason I’m looking for a smaller size tortoise is for ease of moving from indoors to outside, weather permitting. I’m in Central Tx so we can get all 4 seasons in 1 day, at different times of the year. Also, I’ve been told that depending on the age of the tortoise I adopt, if young it may need to be indoors, in a smaller enclosure for a while.You have the wrong idea about size and indoors/outdoors. Just because the Russian tortoise is a small species does NOT mean he will do well living indoors. In fact, Russian tortoises are hardwired to wander great distances looking for food, and even though you are now providing the food, he still has that need to wander. Being cooped up indoors in a small enclosure is very stressful to the tortoise and you will have a tortoise that digs in the corners, climbs the walls and nervously paces the perimeter. We recommend at least 8'x4' as the size of an indoor enclosure for a Russian tortoise.