Adult sulcata tortoise

Breed:        Sulcata 

Age:            Adult

Sex:            Male

length:       7-8 inches

Shipping:  Yes


About Sulcata Tortoise


Sulcata Tortoise Overview:  They make ideal pets for first-time reptile owners who are ready for a lifelong commitment. This species can live for over 100 years. Typically they are solitary pets and thrive in captivity when raised in areas that are hot and dry year-round. Southern states like Texas are ideal.


Size: Sulcata tortoises are big, slow, and tough survivalists. Adults average 18 inches in shell length and 70 to 100 pounds in weight, but specimens reaching two to three feet in length and upwards of 150 pounds aren’t uncommon. Sulcatas dig burrows in the ground where they take shelter from their harsh, hot, arid habitat.


Can baby sulcata tortoise be outside?
Due to the high number of predators in any given area, we recommend that your Sulcata Tortoise be kept indoors for the first 2 to 3 years of its life. It is always best to allow the animal to gain some size before placing it in an outdoor pen. We start moving our sulcatas outdoors when they hit 2 years of age.


Diet: Along with fresh water, the most important staple in your sulcata’s diet is grass. They are grazers, much like a cow, and they love to walk all day, lazily munching on it. Try to feed them at least 80% grass and 20% flowering plants, succulents, hay and weeds.

How many times a day should I feed my leopard tortoise?

Feed hatchlings and young tortoises daily or divide the daily portion in two and feed morning and afternoon. Adult tortoises can be fed daily or you may choose to omit to feed for one day a week.

How often should I bathe my tortoise?

Older juvenile tortoises should be bathed 2-3 times a week and adult tortoises bathed weekly, but more frequently if kept indoors under heat lamps. All tortoises should be bathed daily or every other day in the period of winding down in preparation for hibernation.



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