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Bow Sprit Tortoise behavior

The Bow-Sprit Tortoise is also known as the Angulate Tortoise. They are native to the arid regions of South Africa.

Bow-Sprit Tortoises can usually be fond in very dry, desert-like habitats. The Bow-Sprit Tortoise does not do well in humid environments. In fact, humidity can cause serious health problems. At times of the year when water is available in their natural environment, the Bow-Sprit Tortoise may occasionally soak in water. Male Bow-Sprit Tortoises drink water through their noses. Many males are territorial and can become aggressive when other males threaten their territory. Not all of the male tortoises are territorial and in many instances, more than one male will share a territory. Bow-Sprit Tortoises are capable of walking quite quickly. Bow-Sprit Tortoises in the wild feed primarily on grasses and succulent plants. Species of plants that they primarily eat are Albuca, Cynodon, Abutilon sonnerotianum and Opuntia ficus-indica, a species of cactus foreign to the region, however, they eat a wide variety of cactuses.

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