Tortoise

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Tortoise

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"This heavily armored land-dwelling reptile is known for its slow moving speed and surprisingly vicious bite."


Type
AnimalsWild
Market Value
200 Silver.png
Armor - Blunt
30%
Armor - Sharp
50%
Move Speed
1.0
Mass - Young
8.75kg
Mass - Juvenile
17.5kg
Mass - Adult
35kg
Attack
beak
9 dmg (bite)
186 ticks (3.1 secs)
Average DPS
2.9
Meat Yield
45 tortoise meat
Carrying Capacity
38
Leather Yield
10
Manhunter Chance
1.25%
Hunger Rate
0.33
Diet
omnivorous
Life Expectancy
180
Trainable Intelligence
intermediate
Minimum Handling Skill
6
Wildness
75%
Eggs Per Clutch
2 to 3
Egg Laying Interval
20 days
Gestation Period
22.5 days
Offspring Per Birth
1-3
Maturity Age
0.5+


Tortoises are crawling omnivores which live in the moderate climates of the temperate forest and the sweltering humidity of the tropical rainforest. It's thick shell gives it 30% blunt damage resistance and 50% sharp damage resistance. Their small body size, built-in armor, and moderate health means that a hunter will need several shots to take one down.


They can often be seen engaging predators in fighting, and unlike other prey animals, they can emerge victorious.

Taming

Tortoises are fairly easy to tame. Tortoise ranching can be a rewarding experience as maintenance costs are low and fresh females can be constantly recruited in the right biomes. Though they will not explode into a dwarf fortress "2cat" style of overpopulation in the same way a few chickens can manage to, players can still build up large tortoise farms and use them as a steady source of income.

Some care must be used when managing tortoise eggs, as tortoises themselves are omnivorous and do not seem to discriminate against eating their unhatched young. Make use of restriction zones and hauling labor to pull freshly laid eggs away from animal pens and into safe hatcheries to maximize yield.

Their heavy armor and small size makes them a decent combat animal despite their low damage output, easily occupying attackers' time and may even survive to down a raider. However, their extremely slow speed makes them impractical to use.

Training

Tortoises can be trained as follows:

Obedience:  Check.png
Release:  Check.png
Rescue:  Ex.png
Haul:  Ex.png