Successful Russian Tortoise Care and Husbandry
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Successful Russian Tortoise Care and Husbandry

Discover The Four Levels of Successful Husbandry, Indoor and Outdoor Pens, Diet, Health, and How to Breed them.
4.9 (8 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
17 students enrolled
Created by Ernie Johnson
Last updated 4/2017
English
Current price: $14 Original price: $20 Discount: 30% off
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Discover where the Russian Tortoise comes from in the wild and why it's so important
  • Learn why the Topography drives the pen requirements
  • Learn why the Geology of their native environment drives their specific diet requirements
  • How to build of buy the right indoor and outdoor pens
  • How to hibernate your Russian Tortoise (not required)
  • How to breed your Russian Tortoise(s)
  • Understand what causes their most basic health issues
  • Discover the differences between a captive bred and wild caught Russian Tortoise
  • Learn that up to 30% of their diet can be found in your backyard or vacant lot
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Requirements
  • Understand owning a tortoise as a pet is a long-term committment
Description

Russian Tortoise Husbandry

Russian Tortoise Care and Husbandry - learn where they come from in the wild and why it's the foundation of a healthy tortoise - learn proven tortoise husbandry techniques.

Do You Want To Learn The Right Russian Tortoise Diet and Indoor/Outdoor Pen Requirements Proven to Have a Russian Tortoise Healthy and Active for Years into the Future?

But not sure if you're feeding your Russian Tortoise the right foods or have the correct pen right now?

Wondering, because you seen it talked about on-line, if they really need to be hibernated?

If you understand feeding any animal the right foods dramatically increases its health and its interactivity with you. . .

. . . And if you understand the right diet along with the right indoor and outdoor pens is the most powerful means you have for having a healthy, interactive Russian tortoise.…

. . . Then having a healthy, interactive, long-lived Russian tortoise is simple and inexpensive to replicate - wherever you live.

Russian Tortoise Care

This training course will take you through the principles of Russian Tortoise husbandry and show you how to create a long-lived unique pet you can will to your grandchildren.

The course focuses on understanding how to keep your Russian tortoise healthy and active and shows you how to create a diet and pen for them that mimics their native environment.

Does This Sound A Too Complicated?

Not at all.

Once you have grasped the basic concepts behind my four levels of Tortoise Husbandry, you will find it very easy to apply them to caring for your Russian tortoise.

And I explain it in a simple and easy to understand manner!

Based On 45 Years of Real World Experience

These are not theoretical principles, I've applied them to both arid and forest tortoises species over many years and what I've done is distill that experience down to just the information and knowledge you need to be a Russian Tortoise expert.

Who Is This Course For?

If you are considering getting a Russian Tortoise, or a current owner of one, then this course is designed for you.

As a new owner, you will be able to setup the right pen and feed them the right diet with confidence.

As a current Russian tortoise owner you will be able to solidify your current knowledge and take the next step and see how easy it is to hibernate and breed them.

What Is Covered In The Course:

I will take you through the Four Levels Of Tortoise Husbandry.

I will show you what type of items make great foods items and how you can find up to 30% of the Russian tortoise diet in your own backyard.

I will take you through the best type of indoor pen and the two types of outdoor pens.

I will show you how you can hibernate and breed them successfully.

Join Me In The Course:

You have a full 30 day money back guarantee if you don't like this course and want a refund.

So join me on in these videos and learn how to create a healthy, active Russian tortoise you will enjoy for decades and need to will to your children or grandchildren!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone from 13 years old and up
  • Anyone who know owns or is thinking of owning a Russian Tortoise
Curriculum For This Course
22 Lectures
01:20:41
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Section 1–Where Does The Russian Tortoise Come From and How To Choose Right One
5 Lectures 18:07

Where does the Russian Tortoise come from in the world?

Preview 02:53

Discover the three regional variations of the Russian Tortoise based on the different environments in their native range.

The 3 Russian Tortoise Variations
06:06

The Topography drives the enclosure, the Geology drives the diet

The Four Levels of Russian Tortoise Husbandry
03:52

Store Bought or Captive Bred and how to tell the difference between a Male and a Female

Choosing a Russian Tortoise - Store Bought or Captive Bed
04:21

The Native Environment of the Russian Tortoise

Section 1 Quiz
1 question
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Section 2 - The Right Indoor and Outdoor Russian Tortoise pens
4 Lectures 19:40
Section 2 Introduction - What You'll Learn In This Section
00:46


Choosing the Right Materials for your Indoor Pen
05:59

The RIght Outdoor Pen Options for Russian Tortoises
10:02

Which answer best describes the right type of indoor and outdoor pens for your Russian tortoise?

Section 2 Quiz
1 question
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Section 3 - The Russian Tortoise Diet
2 Lectures 08:14

The Right Diet For Your Russian Tortoise
07:28

The Right Diet For Your Russian Tortoise

Section 3 Quiz
1 question
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Section 4 - How to Hibernate your Russian Tortoise
3 Lectures 07:59
Section 4 Introduction - What You'll Learn In This Section
00:36


What To Do During & Bringing Them Out Of Hibernation
03:16

Hibernating Your Russian Tortoise

Section 4 Quiz
1 question
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Section 5 - Health and your Russian Tortoise
3 Lectures 08:56
Section 5 Introduction - What You'll Learn In This Section
00:38

The Most Common Health Issues and What Causes Them
04:27

DeWorming Your Russian Tortoise
03:51

Common Russian Tortoise Heath Issues

Section 5 Quiz
1 question
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Section 6 - Breeding your Russian Tortoise
3 Lectures 09:54
Preparation for Breeding Your Russian Tortoise
04:14


Egg Incubation and Russian Tortoise Hatchling Care
05:01

Breeding Your Russian Tortoise

Section 6 Quiz
1 question
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Section 7 - Bonus Videos, Care Sheets, Pen Building document, and other extras
1 Lecture 04:57
Bonus Videos & Resources
04:57
About the Instructor
Ernie Johnson
4.9 Average rating
8 Reviews
17 Students
1 Course
Information Technology Pro - Long Time Tortoise Keeper

My name is Ernie Johnson and I got started with tortoises back in the summer of 1971, when I purchased a female Berlandier's or Texas Tortoise.

For the last 16 years I've focused on Russian's, my very old male Greek tortoise, and a pair of captive bred, now adult Redfoot's.

Having spent my working life in Information Technology where facts and logic rule the day, I thought it was time to distill all the facts and logic I'd used over the last 16 years with these guys to help other owners get the right information.