Sulcata Turtoise
Sulcata Turtoise
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Sulcata Turtoise

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SULCATA TORTOISE

Image shown is a Sulcata Tortoise of ours, however each turtle bought will look slightly different from the image shown. Each one is unique and different in its own way. 

SIZE :

Adults generally are around 100lbs but can get up to 200 lbs (make sure you have the proper space for a 100lb tortoise)


Habitat

Hatchlings can be kept in a 10-20gallon for about the first 6 months of life. Adults will need large roaming species.


Lighting:

Sulcatas that are kept outside, in the natural sun do not need any artificial lighting as they get all of the necessary requirements, UVA/UVB from the sun. Sulcata’s that are kept indoors or outdoors entirely in the shade should be supplied with both a UVB bulb as well as heat bulb. They should have a temperature gradient from 83-110 degrees. I recommend using the zoo med tropical UVB bulb & a 75, 100, or 150 watt heat bulb . The heat bulb needed will depend on your ambient room temperature. Indoor lights should be kept on for no more than 12 hours per day. Overnight temps for babies should never be lower than 75. Adults can withstand 60 degrees at night as long as it will be sunny & hot the following day but the warmer the better with these guys.


DIET


Sulcata tortoises are eager eaters, rarely turning down a meal. With adult 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 tortoises will eat grass hays (we like orchard grass hay). Baby and smaller sulcatas have a harder time eating the tougher grass and hay because of their less powerful jaws. Babies can be fed a staple of spring mix, romaine, collard greens, Hibiscus leaves, & kale. Mazuri tortoise chow is given to them twice a week as well to round out their diet.



SUPPLEMENTS 

Sulcata’s that are kept outdoors in the natural sun can produce their own D3 & should therefore be given repti-calcium WITHOUT D3 & reptivite without d3 dusted on their food 1-2 times per week. Sulcata’s kept indoors cannot produce their own D3 so they should be given the the same supplement but the one WITH D3.