Russian Tortoise

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  1. Quick to settle in

    Posted by Ash on 21st Sep 2023

    Mymyamo was packaged really nicely for his trip. He was groggy at first but I'm happy to say he's already gotten comfortable enough to eat. He's dig around a bit and it seems like he's enjoying his new home. I'm very, very happy with everything and Mymyamo.

  2. great company

    Posted by Joseph on 6th Jun 2022

    I bought my fiancee an adult male. Her 1st reptile. She has been in love ever since.

  3. Im obsessed with my little guy!

    Posted by Janique Gray on 4th Jul 2021

    Once I made the decision I wanted to get a Russian tortoise I got his enclosure, inside and out set up and I needed to find a good seller. There were other websites but their reviews were terrible and so I stumbled across this place. I ordered him and the next day he was here! He was shy but in great condition and ate lettuce right away. I cried cause he is so perfect! If I ever want other tortoises or my friends want one ill tell them to only buy from Tortoise supply!

  4. Great

    Posted by Dylan Malesich on 16th Oct 2020

    Great shipping and packaging, had lots of questions and answered all of them quickly. Overall Very good experience and as a new owner very easy process. His name is Tony and he is living a great life.


    Posted by Robin on 23rd Jun 2020

    Our RT arrived today an in great health and spirits--even as I was removing him carefully from the packaging he was peering out and moving around in my hand! He was only somewhat shy and did not seem fazed at all by the journey. We are so excited to watch him exploring his new home and enjoying the sunshine! Thank you!

  6. Very happy!

    Posted by Emily on 27th May 2020

    Tyler and Sarah were very helpful and quick to respond in answering questions while I was researching/preparing for my tortoise. Tank arrived at 9am the morning I scheduled his delivery in great shape. He was awake and ate a little before hiding away in his cave for awhile. I left him be for the most part while he adjusted. I've had him about two weeks now and he seems to have warmed up to his new home very well. He walks around his enclosure, has a favorite digging area, and will come right up to me for food - including climbing onto my hand looking for more. He's not shy about climbing right over my foot if he decides I'm standing in his way. He is adorable and I've been very happy to have him as a new family member :)

  7. Got my little buddy today

    Posted by Chase Brown on 13th May 2020

    Just built a 3 foot by 5 foot tortoise table, and my tortoise arrived in great condition! Very happy with purchase, will buy more from this website in the future.

  8. best place to buy a tortoise

    Posted by janecia carter on 24th Apr 2020

    Got Lilly a few days ago and I love love love her she’s so active and sweet . Shipping was fast and she’s very healthy . I gave her a nice soak and some fresh greens and she was happy . Thank you guys so much

  9. best place ever

    Posted by Kristina pullino on 14th Feb 2020

    I'm so pleased with this place .. I ordered 2 they where at my door 14 hours later , alert and happy , went right to eating.. I plan on ordering more great prices ..

  10. Fantastic place to buy a tortoise!

    Posted by Luiz Quiroz on 15th Aug 2019

    I love my new Russian tortoise! He arrived yesterday happy and healthy. I gave him a little soak and he started to explore his new enclosure. He loves cucumber so I decided his name should be Mr. Pickle. Thank you Tortoise Supply for the outstanding service.

  11. Wonderful art.

    Posted by Ninakae from Oregon on 20th Jul 2017

    Our RT arrived today at 4pm in perfect health. First think he did was drink lots of water while I had him soaking. In fact I thought he was going to drink all his soak water up. Afterwards I put him on the ground where there was a huge mass of dandelions he ate right away. So obviously the shipping trip wasn't bothering him. He is beautiful with a few old scrapes on his shell which I expected but very healthy and friendly. Ty so very much.


    Posted by Marco Mandujano on 2nd Oct 2016

    Its been 5 months since i have gotten my male tortoise and hes doing great, he arrived quickly, healthy and immediately started eating. He was shy at first but he's definitely improving.
    When i get another tortoise it will definitely be from here!

  13. Couldn't be happier!

    Posted by Cassie and James on 15th Feb 2016

    It has been almost 1 year since we got our Russiam Tortoises, Olivia and Chip, and they seem to be loving their new home. Olivia is a bit more active and friendly than Chip, but they both seem happy none the less. Shipping was right on time and the service we recieved was excellent. I would definitely recommend any buyer looking for tortoises to order from here. Thank you guys so much for the addition to our family!

  14. The arrival of Capt. Hector Barbossa!

    Posted by Morbidia Schleppenphal on 4th Aug 2015

    When I opened the box, Hector was awake and ready to get out and explore. After his bath, he started eating right away! He continued to eat and sleep for a couple of hours. We are all very, very happy with Capt. Barbossa...Thank you so much Tyler and Sarah!!!

  15. Vladislava the Magnificent

    Posted by Big Daddy Coconut on 29th Jan 2015

    Got my Russian Tortoise today and she is perfect. Everything about this purchase was awesome. Within 24 hours of hitting the purchase button she was on my doorstep. Her average speed on her journey here was about 158mph. (yea i know she's fast). She looks absolutely adorable and shes slowly but surely warming up to her new home. Thanks so much Tyler, Sarah, and Kids! I will certainly be back again and will strongly recommend you to others!

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Common Name: Russians Tortoise
Scientific Name: Agrionemys Horsfieldii
Current Size: 4-5"
Average Adult Size: 6-8" (females larger)
Area of Origin: Several countries between Eastern Europe and Western China

Description: Light brown and olive color with dark brown bands around each scute of the shell. These tortoises are probably the most "different" of the Testudo type tortoises. They are almost completely rounded when viewed from above, which probably is to help them spin around when underground in burrows. They tend to be somewhat flattened on top, without much of a "dome."

Habitat: Mediterranean tortoises, these animals live in grassy meadows and scrubland where they come and go from their burrows in order to maintain the ideal temperatures. They do hibernate naturally, and will hibernate in captivity if proper conditions are given. As adults, they can safely handle body temperatures as low as 35 degrees during hibernation, and on cold spring, summer or fall months, they will retreat underground to maintain some warmth. Summer highs up to 110 degrees can be tolerated as long as there is a cooler, underground retreat the tortoise can get into. In hot climates, they will spend much of the summer days in burrows or simply buried under an inch or two of earth. They can dig in and bury themselves in a matter of minutes, and will often do it several times a day in soft sandy substrates. 

Diet: This tortoise is naturally a browser, eating broadleaf weeds and low leaves from bushes and shrubs. In captivity, Russian tortoises will graze on leafy weeds, dandelion, clover, and most other leafy greens provided to them. Vegetables can be added to the diet for variety, but fruit should generally be avoided or given as no more than 5-10% of the diet. 

Adult Behavior: Adult Russian tortoises are active, busy tortoises when the temperatures are in their ideal ranges (55-90 degrees). They are usually un-aggressive towards eachother in most cases, and can be kept in small groups. The mating habits can create some problems as males will occasionally bite at the females to subdue them, and sometimes will ram at each other to establish dominance through the ranks. Most will eagerly come to their keepers looking for food once they are comfortable in their environments, and they will pile on top of each other in order to get at the food first. They are good climbers and will make attempts to escape, so perimeter fences should be buried at least 6-12" underground, and sidewalls 12-16" above ground will normally contain them. 

Note: These adult Russians tortoises are originally wild caught and imported. Because of this, they have some minor dings and scratches in their shells and aren't all cosmetically perfect. There will be no major problems (no missing toes, no missing eyes, etc). We have run them through a preventative round of de-worming, but they should still be quarantined from existing collections until they are more well established in captivity.

For more detailed information, Click Here to see the article we prepared for Reptiles Magazine.