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Tunisian tortoise

Discussion in 'Greek tortoises' started by Tonym, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. Tonym

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    Hi does anybody know where I can get a care sheet for a Tunisian tortoise as I am interested in getting one? What sort of substrate is suitable for them and are the care requirements closer to an Egyptian tortoise or a greek?
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    The Tunisian is a subspecies of Greek tortoise, so care will be similar. I know Chris Leone is working on an updated Greek Tortoise Care Sheet but I don't think it has been finished and posted yet.

    I do know the Tunisian is very sensitive to cool/cold temperatures and high humidity, so the best environment is more "hot and dry." Here's a link to them on my website that provides some information. https://sweetgreektorts.com/nabeulensis
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    Thanks very much
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    That's a very well put together web site. Thanks for the link.
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    You're very welcome! When you're ready to buy, I highly recommend Chris Leone at Garden State Tortoise. I know he breeds them. I buy most of my Greeks from him.
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    I'm from the UK so unfortunately thats not an option I'm trying to find a breeder that's relatively local to me but the Tunisian seems to be quite rare where I'm from.
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    They are pretty rare everywhere. Chris is the only breeder I know of who has them here in the States. I believe there is a Testudo graeca breeder in Italy, or near there, who has them. I'll find his info and pass it on.
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    I appreciate that but that is still pretty far away I do believe that there are a few in England where I live but they don't use reptile couriers so it's just a matter of travelling to them thank you for the offer though
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