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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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!

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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

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Andre` - 2009-01-05
I just bought my Sulcata Tortoise a couple of weeks ago and I named it "Pancake". Right now it's around 3-4 inches and I am having trouble in feeding it. Pancake only eats Clovers and bananas. Pancake's enclosure is 20 gallon tank with garden soil as its substrate. Is that advisable? And how can I get it to feed on grasses? and How long should I let the Heating lights of its enclosure on? thanks!

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Audrey - 2008-10-07
I'm audrey...
from Indonesia
I have 4 the big emys turtle in Indonesia I don't know in english
emys very cute, nice and I love them
I also have a cute turtle the name is KUKU
KUKU is very strong, scary and have a long neck..

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Lola - 2008-04-29
I have a 5 year old sulcata, she is very sweet and funny. She scared my 1 year old lab, husky, and corgi by hissing at them! Then to annoy them she ate their food (very unhealthy) and they ate hers! Very good pet.

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Tori - 2007-09-28
Hello, we live with our Sulcata here in California. We bought our Sulcata for $l00 when it was 1 week old, now it is 1 year and 2 months old. Its name is Mohammed, we call it "MO". MO is very smart and comes to us when we call his name. He loves to be petted and recognizes his meal of fresh, crisp Romaine. We have not started his calcium, which we intend to sprinkle on his Romaine. We hope to add other desireable greens to his diet soon. He is self-disciplined as he will do his daily 'duty' only during his time in his swimming pool we have provided, which makes it easy to keep his roaming area clean. MO is a very happy and content tortoise! We enjoy him very much!

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George - 2006-09-16
Hi all, I acquired my baby sulcata about 1 month ago. He was hatched about 2 months ago. Just last week I acquired a baby leopard tortoise which hatched about 1 month ago. I have a 4ft X 4ft tortoise table whcih is split in half to house one of each baby on each side. But I have urges to lift the plywood in the middle to see how they get along. I will do more research on this if it is at all possible during their first year. I know that as adults this won't be possible because of their size & aggression differences. Take care and take good care of your lovely torts.

George - NY

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Anonymous - 2006-09-04
Aloha!! I have a 4 year old female (as far as we can tell). She weighs in at 21 pounds. She is very precious and personable. Thank you for the info so I may better care for her. We live on Maui on an acre and she is a happy girl. And yes, VERY STRONG. Enjoy your tortoises!

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Anonymous - 2006-09-04
Aloha again! Be careful what and how much you feed them. Their shells will pyramid and cause other shell problems, both top and bottom, some requiring shell surgery. ENJOY!

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erika - 2006-08-23
i have a african spurred tortoise he decided to escape. they are very strong, strong enough to escape from a FENCE IN AREA THAT MY DOG CAN'T EVEN GET OUT OF. HE'S ONLY A BABY, SO USE A GOOD PEN. I JUST FOUND HIM YESTURDAY 7/23/06. THEY ARE SO CUTE.

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