Small Breed Rescue of Southern California

Adoption Details For Ivan!

Type Tortoise
Primary Breed Russian Tortoise
Secondary Breed
Name Ivan
Gender Male
Spayed / Neutered No
Primary Color Brown
Secondary Color
Age 20 Year(s) 3 Month(s) Old
Weight 0 lbs. 0 oz.
Hi! My name is Ivan!

I was found by a good samaritan and dropped off at a local pet store who transferred me to the rescue. Unfortunately, many families don't take the necessary precautions to ensure that we wake up from hibernation and come out in the same hard we went asleep in. If you are considering adopting me, you will need to take those precautions so I don't get lost again :)

So a little bit about me, I'm a vegetarian and I love the outdoors. Having a safe indoor enclosure is an option but if you are willing to build an appropriate and safe enclosure outside, I will thrive there too! The rescue has all the information you will need to set either one up for me.

I don't know my age but we are assuming that I am between 10 and 20 years old due to my size. I can live more than 50 years if I have a lean, high-fiber diet and a low-stress environment with the right temps and light. Bringing me into your family is a lifelong commitment, for both of us!

I’m bashful, shy, introverted, timid, and coy but I like to chill with my people sometimes as well. You can learn more about my needs here >

If you think we may be a good match, or you would like to get to know me better, please click the Adoption Application button below and you will be contacted to set up a date!

PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT SHIP OUR ANIMALS. We can only accept applications from interested parties who are in or near San Diego County, California at this time.

Animal Care Reference Material:

A popular pet tortoise, Russian tortoises are one of the most readily available tortoise species. They are small, making them easy for most people with limited space to keep. They are also feisty, eager to eat and more active than some other tortoises. When allowed to burrow, Russian tortoises also have one of the highest tolerances for temperature extremes. Most Russian tortoises are imported into the United States. Compared to the number of imported tortoises, captive production of this species is relatively low. You should assume that most adult or sub adult Russian tortoises for sale are wild-caught (imported). Russian tortoise hatchlings measure about 1 inch in carapace length. As they mature, they reach a maximum length of 8 to 10 inches.Russian tortoises can live more than 40 years. Raised on a lean, high-fiber diet, captive-raised animals in low-stress environments have higher life expectancies.