Russian Tortoise

The Russian tortoise is one of 4 species of European tortoises. The males grow to just over 5-inches and females grow to almost 8-inches. They are like little tanks and come running to you anytime you enter their yard. This is one of the species of tortoises that will go dormant during the winter. They can tolerate colder conditions than any of the tropical species. This is a great little species that does wonderfully in captivity.

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Other Names:

  • Testudo horsfieldi
  • Horsfield's Tortoise
  • Russian Tortoise


  • Russia

Life Span:

  • 45 years or more


  • Adults grow between 5 and 8 inches
  Due to hatch: Jul or Aug 

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