Top 7 Other Pet Options to Consider

Top 7 Other Pet Options to Consider

If you are not 100% positive that a Horsefield, or tortoise for that matter, may not be the pet for you then there are many other options to consider. Having a pet is like having someone to share your life with. Some pets offer companionship, some pets are cute, and some pets are really cool to look at. There are plenty of types out there for several types of people. If you want to dedicate a great deal of time to your pets there are certain pets for you. If you don’t have a great deal of time to spend with your pets there are other types. It is best to choose the pet that will best suit your life. Continue reading

What Does A Horsefield Tortoise Need?

What Does A Horsefield Tortoise Need?

There are many families all throughout the world and in our society today who long for the companionship that is found within a pet. Dogs and cats are great companions, however you also have to get toys, treats, dogaloo collars, car seat covers (if your pooch gets as dirty as mine), flea shampoo, etc. Many of these families, however, find that a tortoise, such as the Horsefield, is a fantastic first pet to introduce into the home for a variety of reasons. With their ease of care, calm demeanor, and other great traits, it is of course no doubt that these pet loving families find the Horsefield tortoise to be a good start into the world of pet care. In this article, we will discuss all of the different aspects that go into the care and other maintenance aspects of owning our own Horsefield tortoise, and why they just might be the perfect pet for you and your family. Continue reading

Is a Horsefield Tortoise The Right Pet for Me?

A Horsefield Tortoise is a small species of tortoises that people love. These little reptiles only reach the maximum size of 8 inches and that is for females as males are known to only reach about 6.5 inches. Their shell color can vary from a dark brown to an olive green in color. These neat tiny species of turtles that are a cool pet to have if it is what you’re looking for. Continue reading

Are you thinking about getting a pet Horsefield tortoise?

Should I get a Horsefield tortoise pet?

The Horsefield Tortoise is a small tortoise that has many names. What are some of these names? Some of these names do include the Central Asian Tortoise, Afghan Tortoise, Russian Tortoise, and the Russian Steppe Tortoise. It is also called the Four Clawed Tortoise and the Testudo Horsefieldi. However, no matter what names it goes by, the Horsefield Tortoise is indeed a very special form of tortoise. This small tortoise ranges in size from 15 to 25cm in size. Females can be slightly bigger in size than the males. Males do have tails that are slightly longer than that of the females. These slightly longer tails are often tucked to the side. Do Horsefield Tortoises make a good pet? This species of tortoise is said to be very sociable to humans and do indeed make great pets for this reason. Continue reading

What is the Best Type of Tortoise to Get for a Pet?

What is the Best Type of Tortoise to Get for a Pet?

There are a number of reasons why people decide to get a tortoise. It may be because they are fairly easy to care for and require less attention than some domestic animals, or it may just be that you or your children have a fondness for them. Regardless of the reason, buying a tortoise isn’t as simple as going down to the local pet store and saying, “I want to buy a tortoise.” Based on your individual personality, your schedule, and the space you have, you are need to figure out what is the best type of tortoise to get for a pet. If you don’t have any clue, here are four popular types that make great pets. Continue reading

Is a tortoise pet easy or hard to take care of?

Is a tortoise pet easy or hard to take care of?

Some people like having pets around their homes. However, they may be selective on which animals that they take in as pets for their family. The choices that they make may depend on numerous factors including what type of care that they may be required to provide. One of which is the pet tortoise. So, for those who may be on the fence about choosing the tortoise as a pet, here’s a few things that it is best to know in advance. Continue reading

I am thinking about getting a Tortoise as a pet; should I get one?

You walk by a pet store with your child and they stop. You look at what has captivated their attention and you see an walking rock. You think about the potential mess on your carpet and imagine the smell. Then you child turns up to you with puppy-dog eyes and says the words you were dreading: “Can we get a tortoise?” And thus begins your family’s tortoise adventure. There are so many factors to consider when choosing a tortoise as a pet. It’s important to know exactly what you are getting into before you even begin to consider getting a tortoise as a pet. Continue reading