Leopard tortoise in Florida?

smwboxer

Member
Joined
Jun 13, 2014
Messages
51
Location (City and/or State)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Does anyone keep these in Southern Florida? I'd like to get them but am unsure if they can handle the humidity down here.
 

Team Gomberg

IXOYE
10 Year Member!
Joined
Oct 1, 2012
Messages
7,875
Location (City and/or State)
Southern Oregon
Although I'm not in Florida, there are people keeping leopards there. You most certainly can do it.
Humidity isn't a problem at all for leopards....COLD temps WITH humidity are.

Have you read the leopard tortoise care sheet in the African tortoise section? You might be surprised to see just how humid these guys l like it.

Here is my almost 3 year old that was raised in high humidity.... he'd have loved Florida!
0209151215a-1.jpg
 

J.P.

Active Member
5 Year Member
Joined
Sep 18, 2014
Messages
184
Location (City and/or State)
Philippines
My leopards were hatched in Miami.....weather there must be good for them to facilitate breeding.
 

dmmj

The member formerly known as captain awesome
10 Year Member!
Joined
Aug 15, 2008
Messages
19,720
Location (City and/or State)
CA
Warm weather, high humidity, sounds like perfect tortoise weather. :)
 

Merrick

Well-Known Member
5 Year Member
Joined
Sep 4, 2014
Messages
974
Location (City and/or State)
South Florida
Lots of people do it as well as sulcatas but just because we live in south florida it still gets cold so keep updated on the weather oi personally have a thermometer that tells me when it is too cold
 

wellington

Well-Known Member
Moderator
10 Year Member!
Tortoise Club
Joined
Sep 6, 2011
Messages
44,292
Location (City and/or State)
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Does anyone keep these in Southern Florida? I'd like to get them but am unsure if they can handle the humidity down here.

You need to read Toms threads below in my post, both the Sulcata and leopard ones. You asking this question, tells me you are searching all the wrong information. High humidity is the best friend of most species.
 

navyblu

Member
5 Year Member
Joined
Jan 20, 2013
Messages
47
I raise both Gpp and Gpb leopards on the east coast of florida, and have fantastic results. Only time you'll have problems is leaving them out when it's wet and cold, but that goes for everywhere.
 

navyblu

Member
5 Year Member
Joined
Jan 20, 2013
Messages
47
Pictured below is a 20" female Gpb an exceptionally dark 14" 5 year old male Gpp from Tom, and a 10" 1.5year old Gpp I raised from a hatchling.
 

Attachments

  • 1424465427698.jpg
    1424465427698.jpg
    135.6 KB · Views: 36
  • 1424465450681.jpg
    1424465450681.jpg
    112.4 KB · Views: 36
  • 1424465464462.jpg
    1424465464462.jpg
    124.1 KB · Views: 37
  • 1424465553087.jpg
    1424465553087.jpg
    132.6 KB · Views: 36

bouaboua

Well-Known Member
Tortoise Club
5 Year Member
Platinum Tortoise Club
Joined
Dec 7, 2013
Messages
11,813
Location (City and/or State)
San Jose CA
Pictured below is a 20" female Gpb an exceptionally dark 14" 5 year old male Gpp from Tom, and a 10" 1.5year old Gpp I raised from a hatchling.
WOW! ! ! !

How beautiful! ! ! !
 

J.P.

Active Member
5 Year Member
Joined
Sep 18, 2014
Messages
184
Location (City and/or State)
Philippines
wow. 10 inches at 1.5 years. i wish mine were that big.
i estimate mine to be 1 year olds, biggest is nearing 5 inches, smallest is approaching 4 inches, but they are gpb or probably mixes.
 

New Posts

Top