Pet Tortoises require a tortoise table as their indoor enclosure. This is because tortoise tables allow the maximum surface area for your tortoise to roam and regulate their temperature. Wooden vivariums do not offer sufficient airflow. This can cause high humidity which can lead to respiratory problems. Glass vivariums are also unsuitable for the same reason. As tortoise tables have an open top, they should be placed on a stable base and away from other pets or small children.
Different species of pet tortoise require different substrates in their tortoise table or outdoor pen. Ask our advice on the best substrates for your species. Mediterranean tortoises will require different living conditions to African, desert and South American tortoises.
Tortoises can go outside under close supervision as they are expert climbers and diggers! It is best to use a suitable run with a shaded area to keep them in one place. This will keep out other animals and keep your tortoise away from unsuitable plants that may be poisonous.
Indoor habitats require a heat lamp and a basking lamp for the tortoise to regulate temperature. We have several options, some combining both properties in one.
Check out our Tortoise Table kits which include everything you need to get started. Kits can include a tortoise table, cabinet stand, substrate, feeding dishes, bath, decor, heat lamp, basking lamp and food.