230 Bammel Westfield Road, Houston, Texas 77090281-587-2336

Greek Tortoise

The affable personality of the Greek Tortoise makes them a popular companion. While they don’t enjoy being picked up, they can become quite social with people they know and will often walk right up to say “hi” (especially if treats are expected!)

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Other Animal Facts


North Africa, southwest Asia and southern Europe


Their shell is Tan to Yellow, with dark Brown to Black patches


Needs an ambient temperature of 75-85°F, and a basking spot of 95-100°F


Greek Tortoises prefer not to be handled, but are friendly and mellow towards their humans.


Eats mainly dark, leafy greens, veggies, and commercial pellets; enjoys fruits as a treat.


An enclosure that's at least 3 feet by 6 feet with walls around 18 inches tall is adequate, though bigger is always better.

Size & Lifespan

Adults can grow up to 10 inches long. Can live 50+ years.