The manouria does not tolerate overly high heat.
They do best when kept anywhere from 15 to 22 degrees Celsius, though they have been known to continue feeding in temperatures as low as 10 degrees Celsius.
The rain forest and mountainous humidity in their native habitat may account for the need for lower temperatures and a high humidity.
It is therefore important that plenty of water is provided to soak in.
The manouria is not known to hibernate, so it will need to be kept in a heated enclosure if temperatures get too low.
Leafs and twigs should also be provided for shelter.
The manouria's habitat is primarily shaded
Bright lights and direct sunlight should therefore be avoided .
In the wild the manouria diet consist primarily of vegetation, such as grasses , fruits and succulents .
Although manouria's [m.e. Phayrei especially] are known to eat snails ,worms , toads , insects and sometimes even small rodents .
A diet for manouria's should consist green vegetables , fruits and also a small amount of animal protein .
The manouria lays their eggs in a mound nest that is built by the female.
The Burmese Brown Tortoise can lay the largest number of eggs of any tortoise.
The maximum number per clutch is fifty one eggs, although most clutches average twenty to thirty. After laying her eggs, the female guards the nest for two to five days
The eggs will hatch after 63 to 68 days at 29 degrees Celsius.
[Incubation at higher temperature is known to fail.]