Greek tortoises are rewarding and easy to care for pets

I have always been fascinated by turtles and tortoises. I don't think they should be pets though.
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Both are kept as pets, though small turtles are more commonly owned. Tortoises are actually easier to care for, but more expensive to own. Both require owners who are willing and able to keep a very long commitment. As such, neither is recommended as a pet in many cases.
Someone needs to change the pet catagory. Many people have tortoises as pets!!! Actually much easier than a turtle.
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Chances are, turtles and tortoises make awesome pets for reasons you've never even thought about. You say you're not a turtle person? You will be, after you read this.
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Photo provided by FlickrHermann’s Tortoises are actually split up into eastern and western subspecies, both of which can be attained as pets in the US.
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I am a lover of all animals and will always be the first one to admit this. I am obsessed with dogs, I enjoy cats, and I think all hamsters and guinea pigs are adorable. The list of awesome pets could go on and on, but I think that tortoises are some of the most underrated pets out there. They are extremely adorable and all-around terrific and these fantastic creatures truly do not receive the adoration that they deserve. So this article is a shoutout to those beautiful beings, and a reminder of their splendor.Great Amazon Must Haves for any Reptile Owner:

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Let other people have cats and dogs! Jungle Bob is here to show you that owning a pet reptile or amphibian is not as complicated as you might think. In this video, he shares three tips about caring for a Sulcata tortoise, also known as an African spurred tortoise and African spur thigh tortoise.

Certainly, we get a lot of calls from people that want turtles or tortoises as pets. And we love turtles, but the reality of turtles is they swim in water and that's also where they do their business in the water. So, sometimes, it's not the most hygienic animal for families that have young children. We tend to move them towards tortoises, which are land creatures.

And, often times, it's an easy decision to pick up an animal as cute as a baby Spur Thigh Tortoise. This is adorable because it's so cute and if you look at it closely, you're going to want to buy this because it's got a cute face, it eats grass, vegetables, fruits of that nature, and it's an easy purchase.

Although you should buy an animal that's over four inches by law, often times, these animals are sold in pet stores to unsuspecting owners, who think either, A, he's going to stay in a small fish tank, therefore, he's going to stay small or, B, that he can't possibly get that big. Well, the reality is these tortoises grow fast. And though they're long-lived, it doesn't take more than five, ten years before you've got quite a nightmare on your hands.

So, this can quickly turn into this. And this is something you really have to think twice about before owning. This is cute. This could be a nightmare. If you're an apartment dweller or living in the northern latitudes of the United States, where you can't let this thing out during the winter months, he's in your house, and it's the equivalent of owning a pony in your house. That's how much he eats and that's how much he's going to make his business.

So, you've really got to think twice when you're buying something as small as this, as to what species is it. African Spur Thigh Tortoises, this is still a young one. He's going to get three to four times larger than this and live a century and a half. You have to will it to your great-grandchild the day you buy it.

So, if that's your idea of a quality pet, go for it. Otherwise, look at the many other species of tortoises that are available that do stay a reasonable size. The Sulcata Tortoise is a magnificent animal, but I don't think it really makes the best pet.History:
Tortoises naturally live in arid to temperate forest; they are most commonly found in Southern Russia, Africa, Middle-East, China and Italy. Many of the tortoises sold as pets in North America and Europe are bred in captivity, but some are imported from their native country; pet owners are best to buy a tortoise that was bred in captivity, not one taken from the wild. Tortoises are quite popular reptile pets as they are generally very placid and friendly.Turtles and tortoises can be such a joy for children and adults. Some are very friendly and personable, which make them that much more fun to have as pets, but the problem lies with proper care and long lifespan.