Animal Stories - Sulcata Tortoise

Animal-World Information about: Sulcata Tortoise

   Not only is the African Spurred Tortoise the largest tortoise on the African mainland, it is the third largest tortoise on the planet!
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Nikki - 2009-05-10
A year and a half ago I found a Sulcata tortoise at our local parkc so I kept it! Do you think this is ok?

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  • Sue - 2010-05-20
    Are you sure it is a Sulcata and not some other type of tortoise? If it is a Sulcata it isn't native to the US so I think its probably okay, and better off.
  • Anonymous - 2010-06-16
Chris - 2010-04-03
Why do people only get one? What if he or she gets lonely? They need one more for the pair!

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  • Gwendolyn - 2010-04-22
    I can't imagine! I get all my pets in twos! Ha!
Albert - 2010-02-23
I just got mine yesterday, two Sulcata Tortoises. I need help, one is not eating. Can anyone help me on this. Thanks.

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  • Anonymous - 2010-03-29
    Try hay and alfalfa pellets.
Tortoise and Turtle Love - 2009-09-23
Hello all tortoise and turtle fans :)

I've just started a brand new tortoise appreciation group called Tortoise and Turtle Love on ning. It's free to join, family-friendly and fun.

"Faith" & Daisy E. (Hermann torty) xx

steve - 2009-05-20
Aloha remember Kui the famous Kahaluu African spurred tortoise. Well Wensday 5 /20 & the next Wensday 5/27 you can see Kui and all his tortoise friends on chanel 16 a show called the pet hui this is Hawaiian time 730 PM Hope you all can take the time to wacth Aloha
Steve & Kui

Mary - 2009-04-02
I just became a proud owner of sulcata turtle three days ago. There is a big chance that it is a girl. I can't be sure for another year. I have named her Miss Warning... Miss Tornado Warning. Why the strange name? Well, she is gentle but when she gets happy she leave a trail of mass distruction. Oh this sulcata loves to bask in glory with the sun. You see she was rescued and has been in two homes. Well I'm tearfully happy to say she will never have to move again.

Lisa M - 2009-03-11
Maryjane, give your tortoise more time to adjust. It really takes a couple of months for a tortoise to settle in and become really comfortable in its new environment.

Maryjane Butler - 2009-03-04
My boyfriend bought me a Sulcata Tortoise this year for Valentine's Day. I named him Chester "Buggy" Puccio. I love him so much. But he has this little problem of peeing when I pick him up. I dont know if it is because he has figured out that if he does that I'll put him down, or if he's marking his territory or something. Can anyone tell me why?

Megan - 2009-03-02
My wonderful boyfriend got me two African Spurred tortoises for my birthday and I love them! One is named Gus Henry and the other Oscar Donnatello they are very lively for being one of the slowest animals on the planet. They are awesome because when I turn on music they will actually bob their heads to the beat!

steve & Kui - 2009-02-04
Aloha Well do you Remember Kui the African Spurred Tortoise in Hawaii. Well Kui makes the papers again. Kui & I was on our daily walk when a man asked to take pictures of kui which almost everyone does. Well that man was from the Midweek newspaper in Oahu.You can see Kuis picture all you do is type in your search bar Midweek in Hawaii and look in the section marked windward side. Aloha
from Kui & Steve