Russian tortoises

Russian tortoises are a great choice for intermediate to advanced tortoise keepers. This species stays small and are very tolerant of cooler temperatures. These personable tortoises are friendly and do well in small groups. As with all turtles and tortoises, purchasing this species is a long-term commitment.

  • Common Name: Russian Tortoise
  • SScientific Name: Testudo horsfieldii
  • Distribution: Southeast and Central U.S.A.
  • Size: 6-10″
  • Life Span: up to 40+ years