my indian star tortoise

by Niraj

Indian Star Tortoise

Indian Star Tortoise


I hav a Male Indian Star Tortoise,the length of its plastron is 5.1 inches.
I need 2 knw whether any diseases can be transferrd frm human to tortoises or vice versa bcause i normally sleep wid my tortoise.
My star tortoise is very active while feeding but once he is done with it he runs for a dark corner 2 sleep.
It sleeps for around 12-16 hrs a day.
Is there ny problem with its health.
I give him variety of foods dat include,
1)coriander leaves
2)lettuce leaves
3)brocolli & brocolli leaves
6)lady finger without seeds
10)rose petals,flowers,etc
It eats 3 times in a day.
I also sprinkle cuttle bone powder while feeding 2 times a week & it drinks water almost everyday.
We give it a bath almost everyday in luke warm water as it eats a lot.
Can any 1 tel me am i feeding right things to my tortoise.
Can any 1 suggest the name of a vitamin D3 supplement dat i can buy from a pet store.

UR comments wil be appreciated
thanks in advance

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Nov 09, 2018
I want to buy star tortoise
by: Yash

Please contact me i want to buy a turtoise

Added by Shelly:
This site does not buy or sell tortoises or turtles. The best way to get a healthy tortoise is to find a local reputable breeder or an animal rescue agency.

Keep it slow and steady.

Jul 07, 2018
Buy a star tortoise in India
by: Shelly

As far as I know, it is illegal to buy a star tortoise in India.

Keep it slow and steady.

Jul 03, 2018
Wish to buy
by: Anonymous

I want to buy one star tortoise in Delhi.

Can someone suggest where to hit?


Jun 06, 2018
Rehoming a tortoise
by: Shelly

I suggest you check with a tortoise rescue agency in your area. They will know of people with experience in dealing with tortoises. And if you don't find someone to buy a tortoise, a rescue agency will give it a temporary home.

May 24, 2018
Selling male I 4.5 to 5 in
by: Anonymous

I'm selling m Indian star nd I live I. Florida ..anyone know if a good home for him

May 18, 2018
Looking for a pair of star tortoise in Mumbai
by: Anonymous

Where in Mumbai can I get Star Tortoise in good health?

Mar 07, 2018
Where to buy
by: Anonymous

I want to buy i young indian star tortise i stay in mumbai from where should i buy it ?? Plzzz reply

Feb 07, 2018
Purchase tortoise
by: Anonymous

I want 1 tortoise in kolkata how much cost and from where I can collect the reptile. I love those type of reptile.So please help us

Shelly replies:

The best place to get this information is from a local veterinarian.

Jan 29, 2018
About purchasing
by: Rahul

I want a 2 star tortoise. Please provide me detail frm where i can buy this

Shelly replies:
This depends where you live. The best advice will come from a local veterinarian.

Oct 10, 2017
by: Anonymous

Friend just use UVB or UVA light that is 2 or 3 inch i compared all online shopping sites I found the Paytm app lowest price i.e 120rs for one mini 2inch UVB lamp.....I also wanted to adopt a star tortoise here pet keeper is saleing for 1500 to 2500 with depends on size......Thanks

Sep 24, 2017
Tortoise required.
by: Kumar

Wanted to know where can I get a tortoise in mumbai?

Mar 28, 2017
by: Nagesh

Hii I wanted a male star tortoise already got a female plz help out

Apr 18, 2016
Tortise adoption
by: Isha

Hello Wanted to know where in mumbai are star tortise adopted.I need a place where they are given proper care and they get a chance to live in their natural habitat.

Mar 16, 2016
Looking for a tortoise seller
by: Priyanshu

Hey do you know any tortoise seller in mumbai pls help if you know pls let me know about it you may not believe me but I have not buyed it but I found him in my colony I really feel lucky about it

Feb 07, 2013
by: Anonymous

You should check your local laws. I believe that in India it is illegal to own a star tortoise. That is because they are in danger of disappearing.

In North America, the star tortoises are from captive breeding.

Feb 06, 2013
by: Anonymous

Where can i find a star turtle in mumbai ?

Nov 06, 2012
by: Anonymous

ur feeding s more for a day and normally feed once in a day and let it free in sun

May 17, 2012
by: tanya

thanks a lot. i have two star turtle, i had taken it 8 days back. so i m confused abt their food & bath and how to take care of them.i have kept them in a plastic big box. i own 3 red slider too, and kept them in a seprate box. pls help me how to take care of my little stars. it may sound funny but should i put them in water daily for their poo time. the eat tomatoes, ladyfinger and coriander. i can't find any calcium for them. thanks

May 16, 2012
Star Tortoise
by: Niraj

Hi Tanya,
Please don't overfeed your tortoise as they can gain weight easily which might create a lot of health issues. During summer soak it in water as they cannot release their heat easily due to their shell. Give water almost everyday to drink. Take care.

May 15, 2012
Star tortoise
by: Anonymous

Hi Tanya, you can get it at any local Pet shops that sell Love Birds as these birds too feed on Cuttle bones.

May 15, 2012
by: tanya

actually i wanted to know from where did u get cuttle bone for ur star tortoise?

May 06, 2011
Star Tortoise
by: Anonymous

You can Sprinkle Cuttle bone powder on everything you feed your tortoise.

May 05, 2011
by: Krunal


U can bathe ur tortoise 2 - 3 times a week. Star tortoise are prone to respitory problems.... so if kept for more time in damp place.... can cause cold to them.

Can u also suggest me any food for them which is High in Fibre and calcium.....

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