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Greek Spur Thighed Tortoise behavior

The Greek Spur-thighed Tortoise is considered good luck by some people who live in the same areas the tortoises do.

They live in a variety of habitats, in different elevations. Greek Spur Thighed Tortoises can live in rocky areas with poor vegetation, although this is relatively rare. The tortoises generally prefer areas with more vegetation. The Greek Spur Thighed Tortoise is omnivorous, though it mainly feeds on plant matter. They are also seen eating the occasional insect in the wild such as slugs or grubs. They are diurnal and are therefore mostly active during the day. They spend much of their day grazing, retreating to their burrows when night falls. The tortoises do not always return to the same burrow, however. They will simply go to whichever one is closest or build a new one. Many tortoises will use the same burrow. This species usually lives between 75 and 100 years on average.

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