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Kleinman's Tortoise: Testudo kleinmanni

Category: Rare & Exotic

Experience Level: Intermediate Tortoise [?]

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Description

Once a very common tortoise, Kleinmann's tortoises are now one of the hardest to find anywhere. Found only on the Nile Delta and the Sinai Desert of Egypt, Klienmann's tortoises, inhabit sandy/gravely deserts and dry woodlands. Often digging below ground to avoid the intense heat. It's long, golden/ yellow legs enable it to walk very high off the ground, and minimize contact with the very hot dessert ground. Egyptian Tortoises (as they are also known) are an omnivorous species, favoring greens, veggies and even some fruit - but also taking insects and other sources of protein occasionally. Kleinman's 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. With adults reaching only 4 - 5 inches this is one of the world's smallest tortoises.

Now considered to be the rarest of all the testudo species, Klienmann's Tortoises have been granted the highest CITIES protection of Appendix 1 due to extensive habitat destruction and over collection. Researchers working with this species have designated it to be on the fast track for extinction - calling for urgent measures to be taken to save it.

Here in the US, only a small hand full of breeders have been successful hatching out this tiny tortoise that normally only lays one egg at a time... It's pretty golden yellow coloring and friendly out going demeanor make it a pleasure to keep - and it's seriously threatened status in nature makes it an important species for dedicated tortoise keepers to work with.

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1: We have just one hatchling Kleinman's Tortoises: *Sorry, this tortoise has been ordered *

Shipping Size: MEDIUM

Pricing: 1 or more: $695.00/ea.

Availability: Temporarily Out of Stock

2: We have two, Yearling Kleinmann's Tortoises available: *Sorry, these turtles have been ordered *

Shipping Size: MEDIUM

Pricing: 1 or more: $895.00/ea.

Availability: Temporarily Out of Stock

3: We have just one, 3" male, Kleinmans Tortoise available: (particularly nicely shaped, ask for photo) * Sorry this turtle has been ordered*

Shipping Size: MEDIUM

Pricing: 1 or more: $995.00/ea.

Availability: Temporarily Out of Stock

4: We have just one breeding sized 3.5" young adult male Kleiman's Tortoise available: * Sorry this tortoise has been ordered*

Shipping Size: LARGE

Pricing: 1 or more: $1,195.00/ea.

Availability: Temporarily Out of Stock

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