We have several Russian tortoises for sale at really low prices. This social animal remains fairly small, reaching lengths of just 6″ to 8”. This species is, in our experience, the single toughest tortoise in the world. They generally do extremely well in captivity, have very long lifespans, and are undemanding pets. They can be kept outdoors year round as long as temperatures don’t dip much below 25F and insulated hide spots are provided. When you buy a tortoise from us, you automatically receive our 100% live arrival guarantee. Don’t forget to buy some of our extremely nutritious tortoise food for your new pet. Russian Tortoise for sale
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The Russian tortoise is a small tortoise species, with a size range of 13–25 cm (5–10 in). Females grow slightly larger (15–25 cm [6–10 in]) to accommodate eggs. Males average 13–20 cm (5–8 in).
Russian tortoises are sexually dimorphic. Males tend to have longer tails generally tucked to the side, and longer claws; females have a short, fat tail, with shorter claws than the males. The male has a slit-shaped vent (cloaca) near the tip of its tail; the female has an asterisk-shaped vent (cloaca). Russian tortoises have four toes. Coloration varies, but the shell is usually a ruddy brown or black, fading to yellow between the scutes, and the body is straw-yellow and brown depending on the subspecies.
The male Russian tortoise courts a female through head bobbing, circling, and biting her forelegs. When she submits, he mounts her from behind, making high-pitched squeaking noises during mating.
The species can spend as much as 9 months of the year in dormancy.
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