Indotestudo elongata

Elongated Tortoise

About Me

The Elongated Tortoise, also known as the Yellow Tortoise due to its coloration is a medium sized tortoise originating from various parts of South East Asia as well as India. While its coloration & pattern vary throughout individual specimens, they are commonly found to be sporting a pale yellowish tan with males easily distinguished during the breeding season with a unique pink coloration around its nose.

What i do when i'm not here

Elongated tortoises are active mostly at dawn & dusk and have thus adapted to thriving in low light environments with its large eyes. Like most tortoises which range throughout the tropical rainforests, they are highly motivated during the rainy season which coincides with their breeding cycle. Breeding behaviour have been observed to be highly aggressive among male Elongated Tortoises, who engage in aggressive courtship behaviour by shoving females & biting voraciously around the head, neck & front legs.

Weight

Up to 3.5kg

Size

Up to 40cm

Lifespan

Live up to 20 years

Diet

Fruits, Vegetables, Insects

Habitat

The Elongated Tortoise occur naturally in tropical forests throughout Asia where they spend most of their time foraging for food including slugs as well as plant matter due to its omnivorous nature. They can be found in a variety of habitats from dry to humid which in turn influences their basking behaviour. These include the tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia as well as parts of northeast India, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Vietnam, Thailand & Malaysia.

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ORTO, 81 Lor Chencharu #01-16, Singapore 769198