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Giant tortoise


Urist likes giant tortoises for their great size.


Giant tortoise - Giant tortoise man - Gigantic tortoise


· Shell

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 50

· Egglaying · Exotic pet · Breeding

Not trainable 

Birth: 80 cm3
Mid: 150,000 cm3
Max: 300,000 cm3
Food products
Eggs 5-10
Adult at: 1
Max age: 100-200
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 15
Fat 13
Brain 1
Heart 1
Lungs 2
Intestines 1
Liver 1
Kidneys 2
Tripe 1
Sweetbread 1
Spleen 1

Raw materials

Bones 19
Skull 1
Shell 1
Skin Scales

Wikipedia article

This article is about an older version of DF.
A medium-sized reptile with a large shell. It can retreat into its shell to escape predators.

Giant tortoises are the "mundane" version of gigantic tortoises. They appear in groups of 5-10 in tropical areas, and can live up to 200 years. When fully grown, male giant tortoises are roughly as large as a common donkey, and twice the size of female giant tortoises. All giant tortoises are equally slow, moving at less than a third of the default speed.

Giant tortoises can be tamed and kept as low-value pets, farmed for eggs, or bred for a meat industry. They produce a moderate amount of meat without tying up your pastureland, and their shells can prove valuable for fulfilling strange mood requests. Note, however, that giant tortoises require five years to reach full adult size.

Interestingly, only males seem to produce nose cartilage when butchered (which currently has no real use, and there are far better ways to determine gender).

Admired for their great size.