Madagascaran Spider Tortoise

[Pyxis arachnoides brygooi]

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Range
Madagascar
Habitat
Tropical deciduous forest
Gestation
Very little information is given. One egg is laid
Litter
One egg is laid
Behavior
The tortoises are opportunistic browsers, stopping for an occasional bite to eat while moving from point to point. They do not hibernate, and they enjoy temperatures from the mid 50's to mid 80's, and an average humidity level of 77%. The tortoises require constant access to water for soaking. They are most active in the morning, shortly after sunrise, and then they seek out shade until late afternoon. They are found in the extreme southern portion of Madagascar.
Reproduction
: Very little information is given. One egg is laid.
Wild Diet
Fruits, herbaceous & succulent plants
Zoo Diet
Fruits & vegetables, assorted greens and supplements
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