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.
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! Tortoisesphere 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 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 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. African spurred tortoise for sale
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.
In nature, we can find the Sulcata anywhere in Sub-Saharan African including the most sparse areas.
Did you know that the Sulcata tortoise lives anywhere from 80-100 years?
A very large tortoise, the African Sulcata is the 3rd largest in the world growing from 24 to 30 inches. Sudanese Sulcata tortoises actually get even larger with some reaching 36″!
Often 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. African spurred tortoise for sale
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. Nighttime 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 for sale like all tortoises need to thermoregulate. In order to allow your tortoise proper thermoregulation, providing a gradient of temperatures is key.
Humidity is a huge part of raising a healthy baby Sulcata tortoise for sale. Baby Sulcata for sale require higher humidity as a rule of thumb when compared to adults. Not only is humidity responsible for proper shell growth and overall appearance, but it is also 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 Tortoisesphere, we recommend using 4″ of a 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 baby Sulcata for sale tortoise to bed down into.
Baby and Juvenile Sulcata tortoises for sale – diet
Feeding a high-grade diet of a wide variety of greens and veggies are 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. Tortoisesphere uses Collard, mustard and beet greens. Also, we use Romaine, Kale, Spring Mix, Soaked and softened Mazuri tortoise chow, Squash, tomato, and zucchini. Baby Sulcata for sale enjoy a wide variety of greens, veggies and weeds.
baby 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 its food! Tortoisesphere uses a 50:50 mixture of calcium with D3 and Vionate multivitamin and dusts our food twice a week.
baby Sulcata for sale – 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. Depending on the age selected, baby Sulcata tortoises from Tortoisesphere arrive as hatchlings, or well started babies and grow slowly. At 10 years of age, Sulcata are normally 10-12″ and 30-40 lbs. Sulcata tortoises are large and in charge.
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 for sale – 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.
baby, Adult and Juvenile Sulcata tortoises for sale
We guarantee that you will absolutely love your new baby Sulcata tortoise so much, that you will want another soon after meeting him or her. If you are considering a pair of Suclata tortoises, keep in mind that females get along well, and if you are planning on keeping both male and female it is recommended to get 2 to 3 females for every single male.
African spurred tortoise hatchlings
If you like the African Sulcata tortoise but think it is too big of a pet tortoise for you, consider another African tortoise, the Leopard tortoise. Leopard tortoises only get about half the size of the African Sulcata tortoise, or African Spurred tortoise. The leopard tortoises are a bit more expensive simply because of lower egg counts, and lesser supply of baby leopard tortoise for sale. At Tortoisesphere, we breed both leopard tortoise as well as the Giant South African Leopard tortoise. Remember, one shipping charge covers up to 4 tortoises or turtles for sale!