Russian Tortoise

by Elisa Jacobs

Our tortoise, Kiwi, is a male we recently found out, because he has the indent on the bottom (belly) part of his shell.

He is approximately 5 inches long by 3.5 inches wide. How old (approximately)would he be based on this information? He was purchased almost 8 years ago.

Also, all he eats are varieties of lettuce (romaine, organic, being his favorite)and pears, apples and asian pears. I have tried all sorts of other fruits and veggies, but he is not interested. He seems very healthy and has free roam of he house at least 5-6 hours every day. He moves pretty fast for a tortoise.

Thank you!

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Apr 19, 2009
age of tortoise
by: Anonymous

I can't say for sure how old he is. He's about half the size of a full-grown adult, but that doesn't really help much. All we can say for sure is that he is more than eight years old. Sorry.

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