The old way -
In the garden
way to keep a tortoise – seems to
work for the select few, they must be very hardy!
from hot climates, the UK is not hot!
In order for
them to grow properly, and healthily tortoises require vitamins and minerals
that are not naturally available in your garden – particularly calcium.
Unhealthy, underweight or overweight tortoises were hibernated, sometimes at incorrect temperatures – resulting in death for the tortoise.