Russian Tortoise Care Guide
Russian Tortoise Housing (inside or outside)
If housed outside, be sure you have a fenced in yard as they may escape. Outside is better because of the UV light they receive from the sun.
They can be housed indoors and the recommended size of the enclosure for males is 3Ft X 2Ft. Females are recommended to have 6Ft by 2Ft.
Russian Tortoise Diet
The best diet for the Russian Tortoise would be a thick leafy green, something like a romaine lettuce. Fruit should be given in minimal quantities as a treat. If eaten in excess it can cause diarrhea.
If kept indoors, you will require two types of lighting a UVB/UVA bulb and a basking bulb
Enclosure Cleaning should be done 1 to 2 times a month. In the enclosure there should be a hiding spot or something like a natural half log. For the substrates(bedding material) there are 3 options, and for Burrowing something like timothy hay can be used
In the cage a water bowl is required so be sure to always keep it filled with water for when they get thirsty.