Albino Sulcata tortoise for sale
The Albino Sulcata Tortoise is the most popular tortoise in the world. The Albino Sulcata tortoise is a super rare genetic morph of the normal African Sulcata tortoise. The most produced tortoises in the world are probably the sulcata tortoises of north-central Africa. Sulcata tortoises are sometimes referred to as African spurred, African spur thigh, and just spurred tortoises. As recently as a few decades ago a Sulcata tortoise was rare in the United States, but they have shown an amazing ability to adapt to various climates and habitats in captivity, and their low cost combined with a curious personality make them tortoises that are commonly sought after by first-time tortoise owners.
Albino Sulcata Tortoise (Geochelone [Centrochelys] Sulcata)
The African sulcata tortoise got its name from the Latin sulcus, which means furrow. The name describes the deep grooves on the scutes (the plates of the shell) of the tortoise. Albino Sulcata tortoises for sale are native to the Sahara desert. Some of the most popular tortoises for sale in the world, the Albino sulcata tortoise for sale gets big and when raised properly, it’s personality can be just as big! We have some fantastic baby sulcata tortoises for sale, as well as well started baby Albino sulcata tortoise for sale as well as yearling Albino sulcata tortoises for sale and young adult Albino sulcata tortoise for sale. When looking for a baby sulcata tortoise, the well started Albino sulcata tortoise for sale is highly recommended over newly hatched Albino sulcata tortoise hatchlings for ease of care.
Ivory Sulcata tortoises are also available. Ivory Sulcatas have sandy, ivory known as the ivory sulcata tortoise or ivory sulcata tortoise for sale,, or golden yellow-brown skin and two or more very large and prominent tubercles (or spurs) on the rear legs. On the carapace (top shell), each scute or plate is tan to yellow at the center and outlined by brown growth rings. The plastron (bottom shell) is light tan to yellow.
Albino Sulcata tortoise for sale – Albino Sulcata coloring
The skin of an African sulcata is very thick and the legs are covered in dull, spiney projections. The thick skin and spines are intended for protection from predators, but also work as insulation, keeping the tortoise cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. The prominent spurs on the rear legs serve no observable function according to scientists but, from my own personal experience, they wag when they are happy like a dog’s tail.
Sulcatas are the third largest breed of tortoise in the world, surpassed in size by the giant tortoises of the Galapagos Islands and Seychelles. Not only do sulcatas grow very large, they grow very rapidly — up to two and a half feet long and 80-110 pounds or more in 5 to 10 years. On average, they grow to be 36 inches and can weigh as much as 150 pounds at its largest maturation. The oldest sulcata recorded lived to be just over 80 years old,
Sulcata tortoise diet and food list
The Sulcata tortoise, like most Testudo tortoise species, enjoys a diet of greens. At CB Reptile, we feed our adult, juvenile and baby Egyptian tortoises for sale a wide variety of high calcium greens. Using a mixture of romaine, dandelion, collard, mustard greens, spring mix as well as soaked and softened Mazuri tortoise chow. We also chop carrots, tomatoes sparingly, and yellow and green squash to feed our baby tortoises for sale. Baby Sulcata tortoise for sale should be fed the same as adults, just smaller portions.
Baby Albino Sulcata tortoise supplements
Here at CB Reptile, we use a 50/50 mixture of Reptical reptile calcium with D3 and Vionate a multi-vitamin and mineral powder for animals. Using this special formula as an additive to high-quality produce for quite some time, our reptiles for sale are all in top health condition. All of our baby Albino Sulcata tortoises are fed a high-quality variety of produce along with our vitamin and mineral formula.
Albino Sulcata tortoise for sale – Water
Sulcata tortoises should always have access to fresh, clean water. Baby albino Sulcata tortoises for sale also need access to water, but very, very shallow! Giving your new Sulcata tortoise a “soak” in clean, warm shallow water daily for 10 minutes is 100% necessary for the first 2 years of life.
Albino Sulcata for sale – humidity
Humidity is a larger deal for baby tortoises for sale over adult tortoises. Keeping humidity high is recommended for all species of baby tortoises. We keep our baby tortoise enclosures with limited airflow and 75% humidity for the first 18 months. From 18-36 months we back it down to 65%. Once grown adults, tortoise town provides a humid “period” of 3 hours each morning and then allows air to dry out. How do we do this you ask? Simple, we use a reptile fogger every morning. Once it is empty, the air is allowed to dry out until the following morning. Be sure to check out our youtube videos about Sulcata tortoises!
Albino Sulcata tortoise habitat
Habitat can really be anything including an aquarium, however, make sure you block out the sides so the tortoise cannot see out. Baby Sulcata tortoises for sale will become frustrated and try to get thru any wall they can see thru. For these reasons, often people use other things besides fish tanks for tortoise habitats. Using a sealed PVC 4×2′ box is also a great option when considering how to set up a Sulcata tortoise habitat or tortoise table.
Albino Sulcata tortoise temperature
A baby Sulcata tortoise will enjoy an ambient daytime temperature of 85 degrees, with nighttime lows not dipping below 77. Providing a hot spot, and cooler zone is recommended however not entirely necessary when they’re babies. If you re going to provide a hot spot, try to keep it between 92-95 degrees by using a reptile thermostat.
Sulcata tortoises and UVB lighting
UVB lighting for tortoises is key to proper growth and healthy torts. We recommend either a reptisun 10.0 lamp or the Arcadia 12% for higher end applications. Like all UVB lamps, you will need to adjust how close the light is to the floor of the Sulcata tortoise enclosure. If you are using a 12% it should be 18-24″ above “shell height” whereas a 10% lamp, or 10.0 can be 12-15″ over the tort.
Sulcata tortoise Substrate
Something as simple as organic potting soil or mix can be used. For babies, we use simple paper towels as they are easiest to keep clean. An Albino Sulcata tortoise for sale are typically a “burrowing tortoise” and therefore substrate should be at least 4″ for a baby Sulcata tortoise. For our adult enclosures, we top off our substrate which is around 18″ deep for egg laying females, with some cypress mulch.
CB Reptile has much more than just Albino Sulcata tortoise for sale!
As tortoise breeders, we focus on using only the best breed stock to provide our customers with healthy, happy and active top quality specimens that are sure to please any turtle or baby tortoises for sale enthusiast for decades to come. Our tortoises for sale online include nothing but 100% captive bred tortoise breed stock.