Sulcata Tortoise Hatchlings

Sulcata Tortoise Hatchlings

Free OVERNIGHT Shipping (already included in price) -  I personally will buy the overnight shipping label and provide you with the details to track your package. 

 

 

About Sulcatas

Size: Sulcata Tortoises are the 3rd largest tortoise species in the world. They can reach up to 150 pounds. Not only do these tortoises grow very large, they grow very rapidly! 

 

Enclosure: As hatchlings you can keep them indoors if they have the right UVB lighting and substrate. Cedar Mulch is a great subsrtate as it is super soft and is very easy for them to burrow in as well. Also if they are kept indoors, I would make sure there is soft timothy hay in their enclosure so they can graze on whenever they feel the need to eat. The timothy hay acts as grass to balance out their diet.

I recommend keeping them in a safe outdoor enclosure so no predators can get to them as well as they aren't able to get out. It helps them not have to go through the transition from living indoors to living outdoors. If they are outdoors, I would try to make sure you have all of the following things, a safe/warm hide to sleep in, grass patch or timothy hay to graze and eat every day whenever it wants to, clean water to drink, and maybe even a edible plant for shade and to eat as well.  I would also make sure there is optional shade.

  

My Hatchling Diet: ($ Cost next to nothing)

(Every day they access to eat water, grass/weeds, and a edible plant in their enclosure called Ruellia. It's very important tortoises main source of food is grass/weeds and Timothy hay.)

-Before I feed the hatchlings, I soak them in some warm water for about 15 minutes for rehydration and they tend to "do their business" aka poop and pee so it's good to let them flush everything out before eating.

-I feed them things like dark leafy greens such as collards, mustard, romaine, and red leaf lettuce are all good choices (their main diet is from grass/weeds and timothy hay).

 

Every three days I repeat this process so they get fed and soaked about twice a week.

 

    $90.00Price

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