I'm currently living overseas. I have bean wanting a Russian tortoise but it is very difficult to find them at pet stores or breeders. Does anyone know any online turtle breeders that will ship Russian torts to Europe??? This is probably a difficult question to answer. Any suggestions???
I'm a beginner to Russian tortoise care. So I have a question on hibernation. Will Russian tortoises hibernate automatically? If they don't, do I need to make sure it hibernates, or can they live a healthy life without hibernating?
-Thank you! :)
I'm not sure how strong the UVB light needs to be. 5.0? 10.0?
Should this UVB light be on the cooler side of my future Russian tortoises enclosure?
Do you need to have both a UVB light and heat lamp on both sides of the enclosure?
(indoor, glass terrarium)
I'm not sure which bedding is best for my future Russian tortoise. Cypress mulch? Sand? Soil? Coconut Shreds? The type of terrarium I'm going to get is a glass reptile terrarium (with visible barriers) from Petsmart/Petco.