First Pet Ever

by Ritu Shah
(Mumbai, Kandivali)

I leave in Mumbai.

My frnd Gift me a Star Tortise. Its just been 2days I have got him. Please guide me how to take care of him in terms or food, water, etc.,
Routine of my Tortlise:
As he wakes in the morng, i put him in a plate n pour some water. After he finishes drinking the water n leave him in the main hall.
I have bought a big basket type thing wic i called Tortoise house. I keep some food for him like, cucumber or lady finger. Before leave for Work I giv him some water to drink. I come back in the evening & remove him from the Tortoise house & give him some water to drink later leave him in the house.

1) What should be done in the morng when he wakes.
2) Suggest me the food for him & how many times in a day does he needs food / water.
3) Should I keep him in warm water in the morng.
4) Planning to bring green grass for him.
5) Which calcium should I buy for him?

Sorry for asking so many questions.

Thanks you.
Ritu Shah

Comments for First Pet Ever

Click here to add your own comments

Apr 27, 2011
Care of Indian Star Tortoise
by: Shelly

The thing I am worried about is the lack of direct sunlight for your tortoise. The UVB rays from the sun (or a basking lamp) help the tortoise to metabolize calcium. The tortoise needs that to live. Without it, his shell will soften until he dies. It will not be a pleasant death.

Here is a link to more information about how to care for an Indian Star Tortoise.

Keep it slow and steady.

Click here to add your own comments

Return to Ask Your Turtle or Tortoise Question.