baby Sulcata tortoise for sale
African Sulcatas or African Spurred tortoise is from the dry arid desert of Africa and primarily grazes on grasses and dry weeds. In captivity they enjoy an easy diet of spring mix, dandelion greens, and Mazuri tortoise chow, dusted with calcium twice per week. They are easy to care for, and besides getting large, are fantastic pet tortoises.
Sulcata Tortoise for sale (Geochelone [Centrochelys] Sulcata)
One of the most popular tortoises in world is the Sulcata tortoise for sale of north central Africa. Sulcata tortoises for sale are sometimes referred to as African spurred tortoise for sale, African spur thigh, and just spurred tortoises for sale. As recently as a few decades ago baby Sulcata tortoises for sale were 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.
Baby Sulcata Tortoise Life Span
If your baby Suclata tortoise for sale is raised properly, he or she should be a long, healthy life. We recommend raising them slow and steady here at tortoise town. Sulcata tortoises for sale that are raised with a high-fiber diet will live a very long time. Also, captive bred Sulcata tortoises for sale, like the babies available here at CB live the longest. Most indications are that Sulcata tortoises for sale can live more than 100 years or even longer with proper care.
Sulcata Tortoise Size
Sulcata tortoises all grow at different rates. Growth is normally based on a combination of variables. These variables include food, protein content, average humidity, soaking schedule etc. Sulcata tortoises for sale can vary so much in size that a 3 year old may be the same size as another 7 year old Sulcata tortoise for sale. Many adult Sulcata tortoises can grow to 24″ and over 100 lbs. However, as a rule of thumb, Sulcatas average 75-80 lbs.
Baby Sulcata Tortoise for sale – Food and Diet
Sulcata tortoises are eager eaters, and therefore very easy to feed. With adult tortoises, the best staple diets are various grasses and leaves, plus Mazuri tortoise chow, for extra vitamin D3 and minerals. Baby Sulcata tortoises for sale may graze on any of the lawn grasses, dandelion, grasses, mulberry bush leaves,, hibiscus leaves and flowers. Once about 6 months to a year old, most sulcata tortoises will eat grass hays (we like orchard grass hay). Baby Sulcata tortoise for sale may have a harder time eating the tougher grass and hay because of their less powerful jaws.
Sulcata Tortoise for sale Availability
Sulcata tortoise for sale are available nearly year round from tortoise farms, and tortoise breeders. Be sure to stay away from pet stores. Pet stores who sell tortoises normally have no idea what they are doing and the animals are often failing before they are even sold. Also, getting information on proper tortoise care should be done with a breeder not a pet shop employee. All to often we get emails and calls from people with improper Sulcata tortoise habitats setup with bad info from a pet store employee!
Sulcata Tortoise Caging
Because of their size, sulcata tortoises are best kept by those who have access to an outdoor area, where their tortoise(s) can be kept for most, or all, of the year. Most Sulcata tortoise breeders keep their sulcatas in a desert-type setups. Because of size, most breeders are housing their animals outdoors with a large grass area. This is done because Sulcata tortoises commonly walk the perimeter of their habitats, keeping a dirt path around the outsides!
The African Sulcata tortoise for sale also known as the African Spurred tortoise for sale, got its name from the Latin sulcus. Because of its appearance, which means furrow. The word Sulcus describes the deep grooves on the scutes (the plates of the shell) of the tortoise. Sulcata tortoises for sale grow quickly and are some of the easiest baby tortoises to raise. Spurred tortoises are the 3rd largest of all land tortoise species. Sulcata tortoises quickly learn to come to you for food. Suclata tortoises become “dog-like” over time, and even enjoy having their heads scratched. Baby Sulcata tortoises should always be captive bred, and purchased from reputable Sulcata tortoise breeders, like us here at CB!
African Sulcata tortoise – Geographic Range
Sulcatas are native to the Sahara desert. Some of the most popular tortoises for sale in the world, the Sulcata tortoise for sale gets big! Because they grow for about 15 years, do not expect your Sulcata to reach 50 pounds until it is 10 years old. Sulcatas can make great pet tortoises for sale and when raised properly, they’re like puppy dogs! Remember Sulcatas are large tortoises. If you want medium-sized baby tortoise we recommend the leopard tortoise for sale.
African Sulcata tortoise babies
Here at CB Reptile, we’ve got some fantastic baby Sulcata tortoises! In addition to Sulcata tortoise hatchlings for sale, as we also have well started 6-month-old baby Sulcata tortoise. Looking for a larger baby Sulcata tortoise? CB also has yearling Sulcata tortoises. If you are considering an adult Sulcata tortoise, we’ve even got young adult Sulcata tortoises. When looking for a baby Sulcata tortoise, the well started 6-month-old Sulcata tortoise. We highly recommend the well started baby Sulcata tortoise over newly hatched Sulcata tortoise hatchlings for sale for ease of care.
baby Sulcata tortoises for sale – Coloring
Sulcatas have sandy, ivory known as the ivory sulcata tortoise or ivory sulcata tortoises, or golden yellow-brown skin. Secondly, you will find two or more very large and prominent tubercles (or spurs) on the rear legs. Also, on the carapace (top shell), each scute or plate is tan to yellow at the center. Lastly, the scutes are outlined by new growth rings. Sulcata tortoise plastrons (bottom shell) are light tan and yellow in color.
Spurred tortoise for sale
African Sulcata skin is very thick and the legs are covered in dull, spiny projections. Because thick skin and spines are intended for protection from predators but also work like insulation, keeping the tortoise cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Lastly, prominent spurs on the rear legs serve no observable function according to scientists. However, from our own personal experience, they wag when they are happy like a dog’s tail.
The third largest species of tortoise is the African Sulcata or African Spurred Tortoise
Sulcatas are the third largest breed of pet tortoises for sale in the world, surpassed in size by the giant tortoises of the Galapagos Islands and Seychelles. Not only do Sulcatas grow very large, but they also grow very rapidly. An adult spurred tortoise for sale can grow up to two and a half feet long.
Sulcata tortoise weight
In addition, adult Sulcata tortoises can weigh 80-110 pounds or more 15 years. On average, Sulcatagrowsw to be 24 inches and can weigh as much as 75 pounds when mature. The oldest adult sulcata recorded lived to be just over 80 years old. When purchasing a baby Sulcata tortoise, or multiple baby sulcata tortoises please consider they are one of the longest-lived pet tortoise for sale in the world. Always consider buying a well-started baby tortoise for sale over tortoise hatchlings for sale.