Desert Tortoise Basic Care | Arizona Exotics | -Tortoises & Turtles Resources

Desert Tortoise Basic Care | Arizona Exotics | -Tortoises & Turtles Resources

Desert Tortoise Cold Weather Care. Tortoises maintained in southern Arizona are usually active by April, but in particularly dry years, your tortoise may not emerge until the summer rains begin in July or August.

Desert Tortoise Cold Weather Care. Tortoises maintained in southern Arizona are usually active by April, but in particularly dry years, your tortoise may not emerge until the summer rains begin in July or August.

tortoise care sheet -- my son really wants to adopt a rescued tortoise

tortoise care sheet -- my son really wants to adopt a rescued tortoise

Care of a Captive 'Desert Tortoise.'  You may adopt a desert tortoise if you are a permanent resident of Arizona. This is an excellent and important info for you to read. They can live to be 100 years old. EM

Care of a Captive 'Desert Tortoise.' You may adopt a desert tortoise if you are a permanent resident of Arizona. This is an excellent and important info for you to read. They can live to be 100 years old. EM

Baby Arizona Sonoran Desert tortoises eating cactus and cactus fruit.

Baby Arizona Sonoran Desert tortoises eating cactus and cactus fruit.

Mojave Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) is a federally protected species in the U.S.  Red Cliffs Desert Reserve in Arizona was established in 1996 to provide the endangered tortoise with a suitable habitat.

Mojave Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) is a federally protected species in the U.S. Red Cliffs Desert Reserve in Arizona was established in 1996 to provide the endangered tortoise with a suitable habitat.

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