Exotic Tortoise in Indonesia Market

Based on our observation in pet shops and online trading, some exotic tortoise are still become favorites for pet market in Indonesia. We do not know how many these non native turtle imported to Indonesia, captive bred or wild captured in their origin. The price of each species is various. Here are non native tortoises and freshwater turtles that found sell in some pet shops and online in Indonesia:

1. Pancake tortoise (Malacochersus tornieri). CITES: vulnerable. IUCN: Appendix II


2. Sulcata tortoise (Geochelone sulcata). CITES: Vulnerable. IUCN: Appendix II


3. Indian Star tortoise (Geochelone elegans). CITES: Appendix II. IUCN: lower risk/least concern

indian star tortoise in pet shop
indian star tortoise in a pet shop

4. Red-footed tortoise (Chelonoidis carbonaria). CITES:       . IUCN:

Cherry Head Red-Foot Tortoise, baby 660

5. Leopard tortoise (Stigmochelys pardalis). CITES:         . IUCN:



1. We use the pictures only to give illustration of each species. Photographs are owned by the photographers. Please, see the link of photographs.

2. For status of each species, please look at www.iucnredlist.org

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