Marge and Edna are Spur-Thighed tortoises who are only just over a year old.
A Spur-thighed tortoise is scientifically referred to as Testudo Graeca. On average, they are between 20cm to 25cm for an adult. Amazingly, they have a lifespan of 100 years and above. While they are normally out in the wild, they make very good home pets. Due to their lifespan, they can be handed over from one generation to another. To enable them to thrive, their home needs to replicate their natural habitat.
Tortoises, like humans, take years to grow and reach full size. At the moment they are only the size of an adult’s hand.
They enjoy cucumber, tomato and a good run about.