Easter Hermanns Tortoise (5)

Burmese Star Tortoise for sale

The Burmese Star tortoise is also known as the crown jewel of star tortoises for sale.  This is for good reason due to their beauty and rareness.  Burmese Star tortoises are absolutely beautiful creatures that re as stunning as they are docile.  The rare Burmese star tortoise for sale is one of the most beautiful tortoises in any tortoise keepers collection.  Fortunately, through captive breeding, their numbers have quickly risen from near extinction to more common albeit in the captive breeding world.  Burms have an oval-shaped carapace (upper shell) measuring 26 cm.  The color pattern is characterized by a highly distinctive star or radiating pattern.

Burmese Star tortoise for sale appearance

The dark brown to black, domed carapace is marked with up to six radiating yellow stripes.  These stripes emerge from small, yellow central areas, creating a star pattern.   It is this beautiful highly contrasting pattern that gives the Burmese star tortoise its unique appearance. The underside or plastron is yellow with each scute having a dark brown or black blotch. A Burmese head is of moderate size with a non-projecting snout and a 3 point upper jaw. Skin color of the head, limbs, and tail are yellow to tan. Forelimbs of the Burmese star tortoise have large rounded scales and a large.  Also, scales appear at the end of the tail as well. Males are distinguished from the females by a much thicker and longer tail.  Baby Burmese star tortoise for sale is one of the crown jewels of all baby tortoise for sale.

Baby Burmese Star Tortoise Habitat

Found in forest openings and forest edges in the dry zones of Myanmar.

Baby Burmese Star Tortoise Diet

The species feeds on a range of vegetation, primarily grass but also mushrooms, fruit, some insects, and larvae. In captivity, we feed them a diet of Mazuri tortoise chow and a wide range of greens high in calcium including Dandelion, Collard, burmese star tortoise geochelone platynota, eastern hermann’s tortoise, Mustard Greens as well as other tortoise safe grasses and weeds as well as timothy hay.

Burmese Star Tortoise Threats to Survival in the wild

Although subsistence gathering of these tortoises has been going on for many generations, hermann tortoise for sale, more recently they have undergone a dramatic decline.  Because of mass harvesting for the food market (for its perceived medical value), and the illegal pet trade. Also, because of the torts beauty, rarity, and distinctive markings on its carapace.  Unfortunately, large sums are being paid by collectors in Europe and North America.  Some attempt is being made to preserve the species in 2 protected areas.  However, poaching is rampant even though they are fully protected by law. Also, hermanns tortoise, deforestation is a major hindrance in preserving the beautiful Burmese star tortoise for sale.

Origin:Self Produced
Shipping Details:Regional Shipping
Animal ID:(MM-2352954)
First Posted:05/31/24
Last Renewed:06/24/24
Last Updated:05/31/24
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