Testudo graeca graeca  (T.g.g.)

Spur thighed tortoise

Not to be confused with the African spurred tortoise as this is a completely different species which will grow to be huge in comparison.

These tortoises originate from North Africa, Spain and the Balearic Islands, where temperatures at the lowest offer 9 hours of full spectrum light over 32.5C (90.5F) producing a hot and dry climate for most of the year.

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T.g.g. care sheet


If you are considering buying a tortoise, please avoid pet shops, garden centres and tortoise centres and look to purchase your tortoise from a reputable breeder who will supply you with a healthy tortoise and the very best advice on how to give it a long, good quality life. We have a list of genuine verified breeders on our website.

Genuine UK Breeders



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