Sulcata tortoise for sale
African Sulcata tortoises for sale are some of the most popular species of tortoise for sale in the world. Growing quickly and producing a high quantity of eggs per clutch, a baby Sulcata tortoise is also affordable. When compared to other species of baby tortoises for sale, the Sulcata is usually less expensive. Here at Tortoise Town, we’ve got some beautiful captive bred African Sulcata tortoise hatchlings for sale. Tortoise town offers Sulcata tortoise hatchlings, well-started babies, juveniles and adults. Lastly, all of our tortoises are captive bred, and never wild caught.
African Spurred tortoise for sale
If you’re looking for a baby spurred tortoise for sale, Tortoise town is your spot! Most importantly, all of our baby African Sulcata tortoises come with our live arrival guarantee. Secondly, all of our baby Sulcata tortoises also come with our full health guarantee. With a real animal Biologist, ON-SITE, shop with confidence that your new African Sulcata tortoise for sale will arrive bright-eyed, healthy and active.
Baby Sulcata tortoise for sale
In addition, all of our baby African spurred tortoise for sale come with all the free support you need to learn proper care. Also, not all baby Sulcata tortoise hatchlings for sale are the same! Tortoise town does not offer “b grade” or “c grade” Sulcata tortoises like most other online Sulcata tortoise breeders! Yes if you are searching for a cheap Sulcata tortoise, or a Sulcata tortoise for sale cheap, we have the best Sulcata tortoise price online as well!
Sulcata tortoise hatchlings for sale
Sulcata tortoises are sometimes referred to as African spurred, and just spurred tortoises. As recently as a few decades ago Sulcata tortoises were rare in the United States. However, they have shown an amazing ability to adapt to various climates and habitats in captivity. This, coupled with their low cost combined with a curious personality make them very popular large tortoises that are commonly sought after by first-time tortoise owners. Sulcatas have great personalities and can make great additions to any reptile family. Keep in mind, however, that these guys get big. If you are in an area where you need to bring your new tortoise indoors during the winter, consider a smaller species. Slightly smaller African tortoise species include the leopard tortoise and the Giant South African leopard tortoise.
baby Sulcata tortoise for sale at the best prices
Tortoise Town has a fantastic African Sulcata tortoise care section as well as Sulcata tortoise diet information. If you’re looking for baby Sulcata tortoise habitat or Sulcata tortoise enclosure information, visit our care section. It is a good idea to do your Sulcata tortoise care related research prior to purchasing your new baby Sulcata tortoise for sale.
A Sulcata Tortoise is also known as an African Spurred Tortoise
Range: Arid, sparse areas of sub-Saharan Africa
African Sulcata tortoise Lifespan: 80-100 years
baby African Sulcata tortoise Care
Sulcata tortoise Size: A very large tortoise or 24-30 inches
Sulcata tortoise Appearance:
Often with an African spurred tortoise, males are much larger than female Sulcata tortoises for sale. The adult male Sulcata tortoise has a deep concavity in the posterior half of plastron. Also, the male African Sulcata tortoise has long, thin tails tipped by a horny curving spur. Secondly, female Sulcata tortoise for sale has a more rounded appearance. Because female Sulcata tortoises have features that are not so exaggerated and a short, blunt tail. Also, adult Sulcata tortoises’ carapace is a uniform brown. Lastly, the plastron, head, and limbs are a uniform yellowish. In contrast, juvenile Sulcata tortoises for sale have a pale yellow carapace with brown on the scutes, a yellow-white plastron and lighter areoles on the carapace plates.
baby Sulcata tortoise habitat:
Due to their large size, housing a baby Sulcata tortoise inside can be quite impractical once it is full grown. Please consider this carefully prior to purchasing. Here at Tortoise Town, we believe the most useful form of indoor tortoise habitat for a Sulcata tortoise hatchling is a tortoise table. We offer a full complete tortoise habitat kit, available here. A reasonable size for a Sulcata hatchling is 2 foot by 2 foot, however, Sulcata tortoise hatchlings will outgrow this very quickly (at 3 years old they can exceed 12 inches). We recommend purchasing this before purchasing an African Sulcata tortoise for sale. (baby spurred tortoise for sale)
As the baby Sulcata tortoise grows the size of its habitat needs to be increased. Also, holes can be cut into the bottom of your tortoise table to allow for the sinking of food and water dishes, making them flush with the surface for easier animal access.
Use a water dish in the Sulcata tortoise habitat should be large enough to allow the tortoise to soak in, whilst remaining shallow enough to protect from drowning. For an adult African Spurred tortoise or baby Sulcata tortoise for sale, the indoor habitat should be at least 8 foot by 8 foot! An outdoor heated shed or greenhouse is sometimes a better option for a spurred tortoise for sale.
Juvenile Sulcata tortoise for sale temperature
Keeping your Sulcata happy and healthy also includes having the proper temperatures in your enclosure. Offering a gradient that varies from 82-99 during the day is perfect. Night time temps should be in the 77-82 range. Keep in mind that the basking area should always be in the neighborhood of 94-99 though it can cool down in the evenings. Sulcata like all tortoises need to thermoregulate. In order to allow your tortoise proper thermoregulation, providing a gradient of temperatures is key.
Sulcata tortoise humidity
Humidity is a huge part of raising a healthy baby Sulcata tortoise for sale. Baby tortoises require higher humidity as a rule of thumb when compared to adults. Not only is humidity responsible for proper shell growth and over all appearance, it is pivotal for survival. When tortoises are kept in areas that are much too dry, they eventually will die from dehydration. Even if you soak your baby tortoise daily, if the humidity is kept below 50%, you will see your animal decline within a few weeks of arrival. At tortoise town, we recommend using 4″ of substrate which allows you to spray it down with water each morning. By spraying the substrate, you are able to create a humid “micro-climate” for your tortoise to bed down into.
Baby and Juvenile Sulcata tortoise diet
Feeding a high grade diet of a wide variety of greens and veggies is recommended. If you were asking yourself what do I feed a Sulcata tortoise? or What is proper Sulcata tortoise diet? You’ve come to the right spot! We chop and combine fresh greens and veggies daily and feed 5 days a week. Tortoise town uses Collard, mustard and beet greens. Also, we use Romaine, Kale, Spring Mix, Soaked and softened Mazuri tortoise chow, Squash, tomato and zucchini.
Sulcata tortoises for sale – supplements
Calcium and supplements including vitamin D3 are important and should be dusted or sprinkled on food twice a week. It is important to be sure you are giving your tortoise adequate UVB exposure as well so they can produce and metabolize Vitamin D3. Without providing access to UVB, your tortoise will not be able to digest or metabolize the calcium you add to it’s food! Tortoise town uses a 50:50 mixture of calcium with D3 and Vionate multivitamin and dusts our food twice a week.
Sulcata tortoise for sale and Water
Always provide your baby Sulcata tortoise ample access to water. Soaking your tortoise daily should be done every day until 24 months of age for 5-10 minutes OR until your tortoise poops. Whichever comes first ends the bath time! Be sure to use VERY shallow water. Even 15 seconds in deep water will kill your new tortoise quickly!
Juvenile Sulcata tortoise for sale – Sulcata tortoise Size
African Spurred tortoises are large animals. They are the 3rd largest tortoise in the world! Adult Sulcata tortoises reach sizes of 24-28″ and up to 150 lbs. Most baby Sulcata tortoises arrive from us at 2″ (2.5″ for well starts) and grow slowly. At 10 years of age, Sulcata are normally 10-12″ and 30-40 lbs. Sulcata tortoises are large and in charge. If you are considering a spurred tortoise for sale, but they are a little too large, check out the leopard tortoise.
Baby Sulcata tortoises love to graze in the yard!
During hot summer days allow your baby Sulcata tortoise for sale to roam in a predator-free enclosed garden. Because of their large size and grazing habits, these tortoises will greatly benefit from being outdoors when the climate allows it. Ensure that there is adequate shade, hiding spots, and access to a shallow dish of water. A dry grassy area is ideal for your new hatchling Sulcata tortoise to graze. These large tortoises need a sturdy fence that extends underground due to their tendency to burrow. Daytime temperatures can be up to 100 F and nighttime temperatures should not drop below 75 degrees F.
baby Sulcata tortoise – Water
Provide a shallow water dish for your baby Sulcata tortoise A shallow dish of water should be provided at all times, and a muddy wallow may be used as well. If you’re looking for other reptiles for sale, be sure to check out our sister site. Also offering baby tortoise for sale as well as adult and juvenile Sulcata tortoises for sale cheap.