Star tortoises (Geochelone elegans) are native to India and Sri Lanka, the larger and more strikingly coloured variation being from Sri Lanka. They're one of the more delicate species, requiring UV lighting, high temperatures (80-110F) and medium humidity. Ours do well on a diet of dark, leafy greens and cactus pads. Males range in size from 5 to 8 inches while females are larger, Sri Lankan females reaching 13 inches. Males are generally more outgoing, although all our stars greet us and enthusiastically take food from our hands!
Burmese star tortoises (Geochelone platynota) are a very rare (CITES1) species, native to Myanmar. They attain a length of approximately 12 inches and thrive on a diet of dark, leafy greens and cactus pads. They're hardier and more outgoing than Indian and Sri Lankan stars.