SRI LANKA STAR TORTOISE FOR SALE
Sri Lankan Star Tortoises can sometimes be bought online for prices that are between medium and high. A Sri Lankan Star tortoise for sale is a medium-sized species of tortoise. Because they only lay a few eggs, they are more expensive than larger species of tortoises and giant tortoises for sale.
Taking care of a baby Sri Lankan tortoise is easy. Please look over our care sheet for Indian Star tortoises. The care sheet for the Indian Star tortoise tells you a lot. Our care sheet tells you how to set up an Indian star tortoise’s habitat and how to take care of them in general. It also has a great list of foods that tortoises can eat and more.
There are many ways to keep anywhere from 1 to 4 Sri Lankan Star tortoises in a small space. Hatchling Sri Lankan Star tortoises can be kept in anything from an aquarium to a sweater box. Taking care of a baby Star tortoise is easy as long as you keep the right conditions. Below, we talk briefly about all of the important factors that will be important for raising a happy, healthy baby star tortoise to a beautiful adult star tortoise. For hatchling Sri Lankan Star tortoises, we recommend a space at least 24 inches by 12 inches and no bigger than 2 feet by 4 feet until they are at least 18 months old.
Keeping the habitat small will make it easier to fine-tune the conditions while still giving your tortoise enough space to feel safe and not get “lost.”
Humidity will not only change your tortoise’s overall health, but it will also change how it looks. Shells with a lot of pyramiding can be caused by one of two things, or by a mix of the two. For baby star tortoises for sale, the humidity should stay between 72 and 75%. When an adult Star tortoise is fully grown, the humidity level can be kept closer to 50%.
Keeping humidity in a safe range will also help your baby Sri Lankan Star tortoise for sale stay hydrated and grow properly. When humidity stays below 60% for a long time, a baby tortoise’s shell will grow into a pyramid shape and it will lose water. Because of this, we like to keep our baby Sri Lankan star tortoises and baby Burmese star tortoises for sale in closed systems with very little air flow.
People say that variety is the spice of life, and that’s definitely true when it comes to what to feed your baby Sri Lankan star tortoise. Your new Sri Lankan star tortoise hatchling will do best if you feed it a wide range of fresh, high-quality greens and vegetables. Sris, as we call them, really do like different kinds of food, so at tortoise town, we always feed them a wide range of fresh greens. Tortoise Town chops up a wide range of greens every day to make food for our baby tortoises. Our baby tortoise eats kale, romaine, collard greens, mustard greens, radicchio, dandelion, and different kinds of lettuce.
We also use our blender to chop up some yellow squash and carrots, which we then add to our “tortoise salad.” It is HIGHLY recommended to soak mazuri tortoise chow in water until it gets soft, then toss it with the greens. Using Mazuri to feed your little star tortoise will also make up for the fact that it won’t get enough real UVB when it’s stuck inside during the winter. Tortoise Town is the place to go if you want to buy a new baby tortoise.
Lighting and UVB
For healthy growth, your new baby Star tortoise needs to be exposed to the right amount of UVB. The Sri Lankan star tortoise can’t make or absorb vitamin D on its own without UVB. Less UVB exposure also makes it harder for the body to absorb calcium. For a baby tortoise to grow up strong and healthy, it needs a lot of Vitamin D.
You might ask, “How do I do this?” Easy, as long as you give your baby Star tortoise the right UVB light. We suggest a UVB lamp that looks like a T5 high output tube. UVB Output is much better than using Mercury Vapor lamps or cheap coiled lamps. Last, remember that your source of light is not always your source of heat. Heat can come from a heat panel, a heating element, or an extra heater that looks like a spot lamp.
Heat sources can come from a heat panel, a ceramic heating element, or an extra heater that looks like a spot lamp. We like to use heat panels or CREs in Tortoise Town (Ceramic Heat Emitter). 92 degrees is a good temperature for the hot spot. Make sure that the Sri Lankan Star tortoise’s home is always between 77 and 80 degrees in the cooler part. Evening temperatures can drop to between 75 and 77, as long as the humidity is right and the wind isn’t too strong. If the humidity is less than 60%, try to keep the nighttime temperature around 80.
For your new baby Sri Lankan Star tortoise for sale, always provide access to fresh, shallow water. If keeping a juvenile Sri Lankan star tortoise, or even a young adult Sri Lankan star tortoise, water access is still important. For baby stars, we soak them twice a day in super shallow water for 7 minutes each time. Lastly, when you soak your baby, be careful. They can drown so quickly!
Sexing Your Star Tortoise
When ordering one of our medium or adult-sized reptiles, you can ask for a male or female tortoise, or any combination of the two. However, we cannot guarantee the sex. But we can promise that someone who knows a lot about reptiles will try to pick out the specific tortoise(s) you want.
Shipping Your Star Tortoise
Because we sell reptiles, amphibians, tarantulas, and scorpions online in a responsible way, we reserve the right to delay your order if the weather is too bad. This happens very rarely. This is only done for the safety of the animal(s), and if it does happen, you will be notified by email.