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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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

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!

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..

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.

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!