Tortoises and hedgehogs are unlikely to live together comfortably. Tortoises are generally solitary creatures. Hedgehogs are more social, but they could be at risk from the salmonella that many tortoises carry. Overall, the environments that these two animals require are quite different so it’s a real challenge for a tortoise and a hedgehog to live together.
If like us, you have a love for reptiles, you might be wondering if you can leave a tortoise and a chameleon in the same habitat and keep your costs down while you increase the variety of your pets. But, is it actually good idea? Can a tortoise and a chameleon live together? No. Tortoises …
As they grow older tortoises regularly shed both their skin and their shells. Shedding helps tortoises grow new skin, grow a bigger shell, and helps rejuvenate the body to protect it from disease. There are different signs that indicate when a tortoise’s shedding is healthy and normal, and signs for when it is not. Overall, the shedding cycles for tortoises are perfectly normal throughout their lives.
All tortoises start out as these tiny, cute little tanks. Many can easily fit in the palm of your hand. Eventually, though, they can grow to be hulking, heavy, lumbering creatures. This, of course, varies on the species of tortoise that you get, where it came from in the world, and its health as it grows.
Tortoises shouldn’t roam around the house. They could get injured, lost, too cold or too hot, fall or get stuck and be attacked. A tortoise roaming around the house might also spread disease. Even when supervised around your home, you will often have to handle the tortoise (pick her up) to put her back safely within a supervised area. This can be stressful to your tort.