Help!! New tortoise owners🐢


New Member
Apr 3, 2020
Location (City and/or State)
New York
Hi! I didnt want to read and run,I am in the same boat as you currently with the same tortoise! My daughter’s 7th birthday is Tuesday and I just purchased a testudo for her.I am so nervous and afraid that we arent doing everything right,Ive been researching everything and came here as well in hopes of answers.

Yvonne G

Old Timer
TFO Admin
10 Year Member!
Platinum Tortoise Club
Jan 23, 2008
Location (City and/or State)
Clovis, CA
We'll be much better able to help you if you will post some pictures of your new "Testudo." The care instructions are basically the same for all testudos, but it really helps when we know exactly which testudo species. In the meantime, since I'm pretty sure its a Russian, you can find good threads about Russian care pinned towards the top of our Russian section.