Hermann's Tortoise Pet Profile
|Size||ca. 10 in (25 cm)|
|Lifespan||Up to 100 years|
|Active||During the daytime|
|Food||Wild greens and herbs|
|How to keep them||In an outdoor run|
|Number of animals||At least two females|
The Mediterranean tortoise is the most popular tortoise. They don’t get too big, they’re robust and great to watch, and it’s fun to feed them tasty herbs. And they’re really easy to keep, as long as you have a garden. As this is a protected species, your tortoise will have to be registered with the responsible conservation authority.
Please note: tortoises are not cuddly pets. They don’t like being picked up or carried. These animals are, however, great to watch.
How to Keep Them
The Mediterranean tortoise needs an outdoor run and younger animals need a heated hotbed (for frosty days in spring and autumn). They should only be kept in a terrarium temporarily e.g. if they’re unwell.