Two Sulcata Hatchlings (PAIR)
This is a pre-order for Two Sulcata Hatchlings (PAIR) for January 23rd
Current hatchlings are about 4 months old on a healthy diet
I ship the baby tortoises on Tuesday's just to be sure there are no delays with overnight shipping
After your purchase, I will get with you ASAP with the next steps and the shipping details.
These babies will be shipped out this Tuesday January 23rd.
Sudanese Sulcata Tortoises: Sudanese Sulcata Tortoises are a subspecies of Sulcatas that grow larger and rounder than "normal" Sulcatas. Their care is identical to all other Sulcata Tortoises.
Size: Sulcatas are the third largest tortoise in the world. They can reach up to 180 pounds and 38 inches in length. Males get much larger than females.
Enclosure: I keep my hatchlings in a safe 3ft by 8ft outdoor enclosure and upgrade them as they grow. A full grown Sulcata will need an area of at least 80 square feet but bigger is better and recommended if available.
Diet: Sulcata tortoises are herbivores primarily feeding off high fiber diet like grasses and weeds. They should always have access to graze on grass, grass-clippings or grass-types of hays such as timothy hay, alfalfa hay, orchard grass, etc. A great food option for baby tortoises is Spring Mix (without spinach). You can feed them once every three days but be sure to let them have access to grass/hay everyday as their main source of food.
Hydration: The main cause of death with baby tortoises is dehydration. It's very important baby tortoises get soaks at least twice a week in some shallow water for about 15-20 minutes.
Incubation: Here in Arizona it’s one of the only places where people have success by letting them hatch out naturally from the ground. And from my experience you never want to dig them up once you see the first tortoise. You want to let them do their thing and come up with the soft ground whenever it starts to rain during the monsoon season. When they come out of the ground, they seem to be much more bulkier and much more active than the average incubated tortoise.
"I try to keep as many babies as I can, but unfortunately I’m not able to keep every single one with the amount of babies they have. So after I make sure they are healthy and ready, I let some go to good homes. I like to give them about a month so they can get used to a routine of eating, soaking/drinking, and basking under the sun. I also like to send them in pairs so they aren’t alone. But before you go out and buy a Sulcata Tortoise or any tortoise in general, you need to be prepared for what you are getting yourself into." -thetortoisewhisperer
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Updated: January 17th 2024