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Sulcata Tortoise

$129.00
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Product Description

Sulcatta tortoises, also called African spurred tortoises, originally came from hottest and driest regions of Northern Africa. Their importation ended in 2000, so nearly all available animals are captive born here in the US. Breeders now produce this species readily, and well started juvenile Sulcattas are relatively easy to work with. This species does best when kept in low humidity, but juveniles need more moisture and we soak ours two or three times each week in warm shallow water until they reach 8"(at about 4 - 6 years). Sulcatta Tortoises are a desert species and should never have a water bowl. Constant access to greens and short, shallow soakings (3 times a week for hatchlings, twice a week for yearlings and two year olds, and once each week for adults) is their source of hydration. Juveniles do best between 80 f - 90 f with warmer basking areas.

Sulcattas are eating machines and juveniles will graze on grasses, hay, and tortoise pellets mixed with veggies for hours at a time. Adults do well on mostly grasses; and all sizes enjoy dark leafy greens fruits and vegetables in moderation. A calcium supplement is an important part of their diet. Care must be taken to be sure that foods containing protein or too much phosphorus are avoided, and that colorful, non edible items are not with in reach. Sulcattas try to climb, and care must be taken to prevent them from flipping over.

The USDA requires a veterinary health certificate for Sulcattas (and Leopard Tortoises) to be shipped from state to state. The Turtle Source is now pleased to provide these health certificates at no additional cost for out of state orders. Obtaining the health certificate may delay shipping by one day.

Please visit our Adult sulcata category for bigger sizes. 

 

Other Details

Common Name:
Sulcata Tortoises
Scientific Name:
Geochelone sulcata
Level:
Starter Tortoise
Care Sheet:
View Sulcata Tortoises Care Sheet
Tortoise Category:
General
Restricted States:
WA, OR, HI

Warranty Information

We offer a 7 day health guarantee on our captive bred animals only provided all conditions are met as listed in our Terms and Conditions page.

Reviews

  • 5
    Order/delivery review.

    Posted by Donald Dahlberg on Dec 3rd 2021

    He/she arrived in good condition, and I'm letting the little guy rest in his new enclosure.

  • 5
    Sulcata tortoise

    Posted by Sandy Kinman on Oct 25th 2021

    Tortoise came well packaged. They changed ship date once due to weather to ensure it's safety. It is healthy and active. Thank you.

  • 5
    Wonderful little guy

    Posted by Jami Grooms on Aug 27th 2021

    Great customer service and absolute care for the baby. Wasn’t safe to ship to my house so arranged to pick up at a UPS center. Little guy was packed safely away and arrived full of energy. Will use them again if the opportunity arises.

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