Horsfield

Horsfield

SKU: 364215375135191

HORSFIELD TORTOISE

 

 RANGE & ORIGIN:  Afghanistan, Northern Pakistan, Northern and Eastern Iran, North western China and the soviet territory Kazakhstan.

 

ADULT SIZE:  6-10 Inches

 

LIFE SPAN:   60-70 Years

 

VIVARIUM SIZE:  Babies can live in small tortoise tables, 24 x 18 x 12 Inches for a couple of years.

Adults should be housed in a minimum 36 x 24 x 12 tortoise table.

 

VIVARIUM STYLE:  Horsfields should be kept in dry grassland type surroundings.

 

TEMPS:  A basking spot of around 85f should be supplied through out the day with an ambient temp of 70-75f.

The vivarium/tortoise table shouldn’t drop below 70f at night, This should be achieved by the use of a thermostat.

U.V lighting should be supplied 12-14 hours per day and a good multi vitamin should be supplied twice a week.

 

TEMPREMENT:  Horsfields are one of the most entertaining and social of tortoises. A very easy pet to look after & maintain.

 

FEEDING:  Mixture of weeds, plants, fruit and veg.

PROBLEMS (from human error)  :

Eye infection - can be caused from many things including lack of vitamins. Noticable will be watery, running eyes, sticking together. Treatment: Bathing helps as well as over the counter eye drops. Check that you are giving vitamin supplements. In the event that this treatment isn't working then a trip to the vets would be advisable for anti-biotics.

Respiratory problems - Can be caused by fluctuating temperatures, allowing your tortoise to get too cold & then too warm. Symptoms include bubbling from the nose, gaping (from the mouth) wheezing. Treatment : Keeping the housing at the optimum temperature (85-90 degrees F) if caught early enough can help but if caught too late, then a trip to the vets is needed. This can also be caused by bacterial infection.

Soft Shell & lethargy (generally not very well) -  MBD (Metabolic bone disease).The requirements for a tortoise is UV light in conjunction with calcium & vitamin supplements (mixed in with their food). Without the UV light, the tortoise cannot process the vitamins. This is a must for growing tortoises. If left untreated then you are giving your tortoise a slow painful death. 

 

For further care information you can email us at lizardlounge118@gmail.com

  • PRODUCT INFO

    TORTOISE STARTER KIT (standard )

    INCLUDES

    1 X HORSFIELD TORTOISE    

     1 X  36" x 16" x 16"   vivarium   (approx sizing ) (Oak in  stock, other colours to order, approx a week to do so )

    1X BAG OF SUBSTRATE 

    1 X EXO TERRA UVB LAMP   

    2 X HEAT BULB  

    1X DIMMING THERMOSTAT

    1 X THERMOMETER 

    1X TORTOISE HIDE 

    1 X  BAG OF NUTRABOL    

    1X FOOD BOWL

    1 X WATER BOWL

    ALL FOR £ 360

    For the Deluxe kit, all the above but with a bigger Vivarium (4ft) £385

     

  • RETURN & REFUND POLICY

    As caring and understanding reptile owners, we want you to feel confident in your purchase. We ask that you do your research thoroughly and ask any questions, no matter how simple or in depth, they may be. A reptile is like any other pet, and should be treated so, the same way as you would approach any new arrival to your home. We want your pet to feel welcome and safe in your home for as long as you are there. Remember the life span of say a tortoise is anything form 60-70 years. This is a committement that you need to make. Sadly sometimes things dont go how we imagined they would and that can be quite distressing, especially if you are new to the reptile world. These animals can take a while to adapt to new settings and can get quite anxious. They need a settling in time for this and we ask you to be patient with your new found friend. But at any point you feel anxious yourself, please feel free to contact us, and hopefully we can reassure you. Should the unexpected happen, and you find your animal has passed away (we have to stress this rarely happens but we have to acknowledge it ) then we would gladly replace or refund you. Sadly, if you change your mind after two weeks of purchase that you no longer wish to keep your reptile, then we would consider the situation, but ultimately, it is up to our disgrection as to whether we will offer any kind of refund. We want you to enjoy your new found friend and remember : they can live for many many years .

  • SHIPPING INFO

    We only do collection for the moment, from our Store and if delivery is within distance, we can do that for you too, with a charge of £10. Enquiries by telephone on 0114 3272262 or email lizardlounge118@gmail.com or use the enquiry link on our site

£360.00Price
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