Recommended Tortoise Products

Over the years, we’ve come to trust certain products. That means we’ve tried other products and they did not meet with our approval.

We want to guide you from making the same mistake we did and have an even better experience with your tortoise.

Below are products we have found to be a good value and hope you will find the same.

Lighting

Best UVA/UVB Bulb – Tube Type

Reptisun T5HO

No matter which length you choose, this UVB tube light will give your tortoise lots of good UVB rays. Remember, a good bulb gives UVB that is needed in order for your tortoise to produce vitamin D3 which help them get the calcium they need to stay healthy.

Best UVA/UVB Bulb – Bulb Type

PowerSun 100W

This is a two for one bulb. You get high-quality UVB light combined with heat from the Mercury vapor nature of this bulb. Remember, keeping the right temperature for the basking area is important for a healthy tortoise.

Substrate

Best Tortoise Enclosure Substrate

EcoEarth Coconut

EcoEarth coconut fiber makes some of the best tortoise enclosure substrates and you can even get it delivered now via Amazon. (Go Prime Membership for free shipping) This substrate can last well over a month with good daily maintenance practices. Keep your tortoise happy with the right substrate.

Habitat Accessories

Best Small Tortoise Hide

Flexible Hide

The extra-large flexible wood hideout is our pick for the best small tortoise hide for enclosures. The kiln-dried wood is connected via wires that give flexibility in the horizontal direction. One thing we love about this hide is it can also be used as a ramp, tunnel, or even accommodate larger tortoises by placing each side on top of rocks giving it more height.

Flexible wood small tortoise hide

Hutches & Enclosures

Edibles

Succulents

Echeveria (Hens and Chicks)
Latin Name: Echeveria spp.

Haworthia
Latin Name: Haworthia spp.

Heartleaf Iceplant (Baby Sun Rose; Aptenia)
Latin Name: Aptenia cordifolia