Please see Part I of this article for information on this South African native’s natural history.
Leopard Tortoises as Pets
These attractive tortoises make responsive pets, but careful thought should be given to their needs before deciding to acquire one. With a possible captive lifespan in excess of 75 years and a potential weight of over 80 pounds, Leopard Tortoises are suited only for those with ample space, time and a long term commitment to their welfare. Their husbandry needs are very specific, and if not met they become ill very quickly. Read More »