African Sulcata tortoise lifespan

African Sulcata tortoise lifespan The lifespan of an African spurred tortoise is about 50–150 years, though they can live much longer. (The oldest in captivity is 54 years, located in the Giza Zoological Gardens, Egypt, 1986.) Sulcata Tortoise (Geochelone [Centrochelys] Sulcata) The most popular pet tortoises in the world are probably the sulcata tortoises of north central […]

hatchling sulcata tortoise care

Hatchling sulcata tortoise care information.  This information will help understand proper baby suclata tortoise care.  Before buying your new baby sulcata tortoise or any sulcata tortoise for sale, please research proper care! Indoor Baby suclata tortoise Housing: The bigger the better. Got room for a 4×8′ tortoise table? Great! Sweater boxes and Christmas tree storage […]

Sulcata tortoise indoor habitats

Sulcata Habitat construction Most people start off with young tortoises purchased from breeders and pet stores. Young tortoises are often kept indoors for the first few years to minimize risks of escape or harm from cats, birds, and dogs. There are some important things that need to be done to keep your tortoise healthy while […]

Sulcata Tortoise Diet

Sulcata Tortoise Diet and Sulcata tortoise feeding: With adult sulcata tortoises, the best staple diets are various grasses and leaves, the same as their natural diet. They will graze on any of the lawn grasses, mulberry leaves, grape leaves, hibiscus leaves and flowers. With size, most Sulcata tortoise will eat grass hays (we like orchard grass hay). Commercial pelleted […]

sulcata tortoise breeding

African Sulcata tortoise breeding Mating occurs during the rain season, usually February to March. Males will fight for dominance over females and are vocal during mating. After a gestation period of 60 days, the female searches for a suitable nesting place. Many nests will be made before she chooses the most suitable one. Nests can […]