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Golden Greek Tortoises: Testudo graeca terrestris

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Experience Level: Starter [?]

Care Sheet: Juvenile Tortoises

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Golden Greek Tortoises (Testudo graeca terrestris) are a geographic variation of the Greek Tortoise, found in Libya, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria and the surrounding middle eastern region. Their color ranges from light yellow to an impressive golden brown. Their behavior and husbandry is synonymous with that of normal colored Greek Tortoises - which follows:

Greek Tortoises, (Testudo graeca) are found in along the coasts and in the hills and mountains of southern Spain, north Africa, the middle east, Russia, Romania, Turkey and of course Greece. One of the most popular species with keepers the world over, Greek Tortoises are outgoing and develop quite friendly dispositions. This along with their ability to quickly adapt to new environments is the key to their success.Golden Greek Tortoises are a desert species and should never have a water bowl. Constant access to greens and short, shallow soakings (3 times a week for hatchlings, twice a week for yearlings and two year olds, and once each week for adults) is their source of hydration.

Our Testudo graeca Juveniles come from a colony of very nicely colored adults. Our Golden Greeks and our Black Greeks both come from colonies of adults selected for better color over 2 generations. We soak ours 3 times each week, provide a UVB basking area; and feed tortoise diet mixed with vegetables and calcium supplement. We also give dark leafy greens and squash. Each is very well started and thriving before we will ship.

Pictured in the top two photo is a Hatchling Golden Greek Tortoise (with excellent balance). The middle, and bottom photos show a Black and a Golden Greek Tortoise side by side for comparison.

* Remember, each Tortoise order comes with a free starter sample of the same Tortoise diet your Tortoise has been raised on - to order larger quantities, see the lower left side of this page. *

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1: We have 1 very nice, high domed, well started 4 month old Golden Greek hatchling available: *Sorry this turtle has been Ordered*

Shipping Size: SMALL

Pricing: 1 or more: $229.00/ea.

Availability: Temporarily Out of Stock

2: We Have two well Started yearling Golden Greek Tortoise in perfect health:

Shipping Size: SMALL

Pricing: 1 or more: $279.00/ea.

Availability: Available Now


3: Adult pairs of Golden Greek Tortoises: (one male and one female) Pair price:475.00 * Sorry these tortoises have been ordered*

Shipping Size: LARGE

Pricing: 1 or more: $475.00/ea.

Availability: Temporarily Out of Stock

4: We have just two young Adult Male Golden Greek Tortoise available: ( Excellent Pet size ) * Sorry these tortoises have been ordered*

Shipping Size: LARGE

Pricing: 1 or more: $249.00/ea.

Availability: Temporarily Out of Stock

5: We have one very nice orange/yellow well started Golden Greek Tortoise with one minor extra scute available:

Shipping Size: MEDIUM

Pricing: 1 or more: $159.95/ea.

Availability: Temporarily Out of Stock

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