HERMAN’S TORTOISE Overview
Always provide your baby Hermann’s tortoise with plenty of fresh water. Most importantly, never forget to soak your tortoise. For the first 18 months of life, we recommend soaking your tortoise in very shallow warm water for 10 minutes a day. Water needs to be replaced with clean fresh water every day.
Once your tortoise soaks in 85-degree water for about 10 minutes every day, they will most likely dirty the water so it will need to be replaced again. By soaking for 10 min a day, most of the tortoises’ waste will be in that water, keeping your habitat much cleaner.
BABY HERMANN TORTOISE FOR SALE – HUMIDITY
Humidity can vary more so with adults than Hermanns tortoise hatchlings for sale. We keep our hatchlings at 75-85% humidity at all times. By keeping your tortoise in high humidity, low airflow environment, they will grow much faster. In addition, your tortoise will be much healthier and gain weight much quicker with proper humidity and hydration.
How to provide care
Eastern Hermann’s tortoises for sale are some of the most popular species of tortoise for sale in the USA. Hermanns tortoises for sale are made up of 2 major subspecies. The Eastern Hermann’s tortoise is the cheaper priced Hermann’s tortoise. Eastern’s are cheaper due to their larger size, larger clutch size, as well as being much more common among tortoise breeders.
Hermann’s tortoise habitat can be small and compact when compared to the size of other tortoise habitats. An aquarium that is at least 55 gallons, OR a tortoise table that is at least 2×2′ will suffice for up to 4 years.
Habitats can be made from many things. In the end, you basically need to acheive the parameters of heat, light, humidity, etc. necessary for success. Think about usiing an aquarium for example.
Aquariums are fine, so long as they are large, and large enough to offer a temperature gradient. Also, aquariums should be painted or taped off so the tortoise cannot see out. Sometimes people will leave the front panel viewable, however it depends on the tortoise. Some tortoises do get stressed out from being able to see thru the glass walls without escaping.
Benefits of using an aquarium, if large enough to offer a temperature gradient include keeping average humidity and ambient temperatures high enough.
Younger tortoises including babies thru juveniles really do need a higher humidity in the range of 70%. With higher humidity, correct temperatures become even more important so your tortoise doesn’t dehydrate. Reptile foggers for sale are also very useful at creating and maintaining humidity within the hermann’s tortoise habitat.
Tortoise houses, or tortoise house kits also work, however they do offer some additional benefits as well as challenges. While they normally have an open top, this helps with giving a temperature gradient. At the same time, open top habitats decrease the humidity quickly. This is especially true when kept indoors where we use heat or air which dries out the air signifcantly.