How to Care for a Leopard Tortoise
Updated: March 29, 2019
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A leopard tortoise (geochelone pardalis) can grow to about 2 ft (0.61 m) long and weigh up to 70 lb (32 kg) with the right care. They make wonderful pets—though they can be rather shy and withdrawn—and may live up to 80 years if kept healthy throughout their lives. However, to care for them properly you must provide a large enclosure, protection from cool temperatures, and a nutritious diet, among other requirements.