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Can A Pet Tortoise Live Outside?

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Owning a pet that is new to you is something of exploration for them, and for you. If you want to have a pet that is going to be a lifelong partner, then you are probably looking at a tortoise. However, knowing how to keep them should be at the top of your priority list. One of the main questions that we have seen is can tortoise live outside? We have heard rumors that people say that they should live indoors for the first few years of their life.

The truth is, that tortoises need to live outside. They need the UV light from the sun and fresh air. Even hatchling tortoises will live outdoors providing the weather is warm enough, and they are safe and secure. The sunlight from being outside is actually vital to keeping them healthy. It helps them produce D3 vitamin, which allows them to absorb calcium from their diet, which is what helps them grow.

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