Do I need to insure a tortoise?

Are tortoises expensive to keep?

Initially, getting a tortoise and all the things you’ll need to house them safely would set you back anywhere between $250 to as much as $1,000, while the maintenance costs will set you back by $50 – $100 per month in food and power bills, depending on certain factors.

Can I leave my tortoise alone for a week?

It will be fine for a couple of days without the full light setup as it would just sleep more, as in a couple of days of bad weather.

Can a tortoise be a house pet?

Pet tortoises are popular pets for many people since they are quiet, cute (especially as hatchlings), and don’t shed any fur. But tortoises can live a very long time (anywhere from 50 to 100 years). If you take one as a pet, be prepared to provide a lifetime of care and consider that your pet might even outlive you.

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