The Russian Tortoise
Russian tortoises are a small species of tortoise that makes a great pet! Tortoises must be at least 4 inches in size to be sold, so your tortoise may already be a few years old, but these tortoises live long lives, 50 years is very common. They are truly a lifetime commitment and a lifelong companion. Set them up right and they are easy to care for and entertaining too. Hand-feeding your tortoise their favorite foods is a good way for them to associate you with food and soon they will follow you around when they see you, looking for snacks!
Average Adult Length: 5-9 inches
Average Life Span: 40-50 years