Need help with Burmese star tort

alexialawrence

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I am thinking of getting a 2 week old Burmese star tortoise. I feel like I don't get the right information from the web and would rather get information from you guys about it. I was wondering if star torts have the same care as leopards? I read that star torts have a little bit of a different diet and can eat fruits but I don't trust that info. I was wondering about humidity and substrate and how big the average adult gets. I was also wondering how fast they grow into an adult. Any information please?
 

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Just like any torts, they shouldn't be fed fruits too often. Grasses, leafy greens should be the main diet. Every once in a while, pulpy vegetables/fruits in small amounts can be given. (Such as once a month).
 

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I breed them and have also produced Indians in the past.
PM me your # and I will call you if you would like.

Scott
 

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I like to learn this too. I'm also thinking to get 1.2 next year. Hopefully some years later we can have some babies.

Best luck to you.
 

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We are fortunate to have several experienced keepers and breeders of this species here on this forum. The vast majority of us don't know that much about them. I have personally spoken with both Scott and KenS, and they are both very knowledgable, experienced and helpful. I recommend talking to either or both of them.
 

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