Elongated Tortoise

Scientific Name:

  • Indotestudo elongata


  • Also known as Yellow Head Tortoise, Yellow Tortoise, Red-Nosed Tortoise
  • An unusually tamed and beautiful tropical tortoise, readily available and fairly hardy that makes a wonderful pet.


  • These tortoises are found in Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, People’s Republic of China, Thailand and Malaysia


  • A large shallow water bowl should be provided for soaking and drinking all the time, also include caves for hidding etc



  • Male: Above 12 inches (30cm)
  • Female: Above 15 inches (38cm)

Life Span:

  • 20-50 years


  • Herbivorous (plant-eating)
  • These tortoises hunt for fallen Fruits, Grasses, Greens & Flowers.
  • The primary foods for elongated tortoises are various fruits (e.g. Peaches, Apples with skin, Starfruits, Papayas, Mangos, Tomatoes, etc), Carrots, Mushrooms, Beans, Peas, Grass, Veggies, Flowers & Dark Leafy Greens (e.g. dandelions, mustards, collards, turnips, kales)
  • However, this wildlife tortoises occasionally take high quality canned reptile, dog or cat food, Cooked Eggs, White Cheese, Low-Fat Mea

Tortoise Habitat:

  • Terrestrial; upland forest areas

Tortoise Common Disease:

  • Very hardy but will experience respiratory problems after a prolonged exposure to cool environment
  • Early symptoms are puffy eyes and running nose