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.