Please can you help me to identify what type of a tortoise I have.

by Neil Dsouza

My big tortoise

My big tortoise


I'm Neil Dsouza, owner of two tortoises.

I found the bigger one in India-karnataka when I was on a trip.

I've sent the pics....Please help me because I don't know what to feed it,etc.

Tell me the species name also from where I can get a care sheet.Thanks a lot.....

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Jul 13, 2008
General Tortoise Care
by: Shelly

I don't know if you found the tortoise in the wild, or if you bought her from someone. I'm guessing that this is a lady tortoise.

I know several kinds of tortoise this is not, but I can't say for sure what it is.

Here are some things you should know in general about tortoises.

1. Your tortoise needs sunlight or a special basking light if you can't give her sunlight. This is very important. She won't be able to metabolize her food properly without sunlight. Metabolize just means use her food in her body.

2. Tortoises shouldn't eat things that are high in protein. Some people don't know that even green plants have some protein. There is a general list of foods for a tortoise on this Web site. It's at
If you can't click the link, just copy and paste it into your browser address bar.

3. Your tortoise needs water.

I hope someone else who knows more about Indian tortoises can tell us both what kind of tortoise this one is for sure.

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