baby sulcata

  1. K

    Meet Dino - my first sulcata - question for the experts

    Hello. First time tortoise owner so looking for advice on my less than a year old tortoise. His shell has darkened a ton. I am wondering if any mine can confirm that this is normal. Attached are two photos, I’m getting mixed information on the internet. I already know I need to increase the...
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    HELP!!! Tortoise not moving!?

    Hello fellow tortoise mates. It’s my first time here, and I want to say about something that really shocked me this morning — When I woke up this morning, I saw one of my baby sulcata tortoises’ not moving. Their limbs are out, their neck was out— But swollen? I have everything that tortoises...
  3. 1<3TurtleTheTortoise

    Baby Sulcata Newbie.

    i have a 5-7 month old baby sulcata tortoise, i am worried he is sleeping too much. He eats then seems to wander around for about 5-10 minutes then he hides under his light to nap for hours. I believe that the temperature is too low.(Maybe stress is a factor?) Also was wondering the best way to...
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    Baby sulcata Uneven Shell

    Hi, folks: I'm new to the community, I just got my baby sulcata this morning and I found his shell on the left side has a little dent, it seems uneven and not in balance. By the way, his shell is a little bit soft. Has anyone got this situation before? If so can it turn back to normal? Base...
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    tortoise inactivity, shaky walking

    hello all. i have a baby sulcata tortoise that's been unwell for a while now; it sleeps all day and only moves when i wake it up for a soak and put it in front of the food dish, and when it walks it's really shaky and wobbly, like its legs are too weak to support its body. the biggest problem is...
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    How often should I Soak my baby sulcatta tortoise, he's not even a year old yet
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    Over Weight Sulcata

    Hey Everyone, My sulcata just turned 1 and he was super normal and healthy. Then all of a sudden, within like a week or two he got a really fat neck kind of like a double chin, and his bottom seemed fatter. The only difference in his diet was we started giving him Rep-Cal tortoise food, as a...
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    Feeding baby Sulcata

    I have a baby Sulcata ~7 months old. It has 68mm shell's length, 81gr weight. My problem is it doesn't eat anything except Mazuri Tortoise Diet. When I got it in age 1 or 2 month it ate only Romaine lettuce. I have been trying to switch his habits to grass since February, no way. It started...

    Substrate for baby sulcata tortoise

    Hi! I’m planning on getting a baby sulcata in a couple months and was curious about substrate. I’ve heard that cypress mulch is one of the best things. I also heard you can mix in a bit of soil for added humidity. So I was just wondering peoples opinions! Also, if I go with the cypress mulch can...
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    Baby sulcata Broken claws and leg scales

    So, I’ve had this little guy for about a month and a half. Steadily gaining weight and is becoming more active and eats everyday. I give it calcium with vit-d3 and vitmamins 3 times a week mixed in with grasses/ veggies and Mazuri/zoo med grassland pellets that I moisten. His Humidity is good in...
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    My baby sulcata doesn't seem to grow

    Hi everyone, I need your opinion about this situation, I bought a year old sulcata last month. I named him Michelangelo (Mikhel for short). He's around 2.3 inch long and weigh 50 grams when I bought him which is relatively small if I follow the growth sheet. At first I don't worry much because...

    Need help with baby sulcata please, im so stressed

    Hello friends, I am new to this forum but I have been reading publications for a year, I am from Spain, sorry for my English, two and a half years ago I bought a sulcata supposedly 1 year old in a store (I checked its weight and it was 45g) I think that He was not even 1 year old yet. The...
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    Zippy had another photo shoot this morning. What a ham! 4 mos old, 120 grams, 8.5 cm
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    Was taken a month ago
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    Can’t return Timothy hay, what should I do with it?

    I was looking for sulcata tortoise supplies online and heard that hay is a part of its diet. But what I didn’t notice is that it’s not for baby sulcatas. I already bought it, and it’s not returnable, tried re-selling it no body seems to be interested. What can I do with it? I was looking around...
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    Help! Are these ridges on a baby Sulcata Normal?

    Hi guys. I just got my lil guy back in January. He’s 4 months old now. I was checking out his shell the other day and noticed little ridges between the scutes. Very small and I’m not sure if I’m being paranoid, and these were always here, or if it’s getting worse. Some opinions would be greatly...
  17. ashleymiller28

    Night time temperature for young Sulcata?

    Hello, I was wondering which way I should go about temperatures during the night for my young sulcata. I recently just purchased a 100W CHE to use during the night to keep temperatures warm, however under the CHE my thermometer is reading 92-95 degrees while it is 82-84 degrees on the opposite...
  18. ashleymiller28

    Young Sulcata has URI, should I bring her to the vet?

    Hello, about a month ago I took my sulcata to the vet and she prescribed her ciprofloxacin to be taken orally every other day over the course of two weeks. As my tortoise finished up her medicine, she began to go back to normal (being very active, eating and going to the bathroom regularly)...
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    Baby sulcata not eating? Pls help

    Hello there, I’m new to having a tort so suggestions and advice are most definitely welcome. I got my baby sulcata last Friday. For the past few days he has not been eating very well.. I don’t know what else I should do to stimulate an appetite? I’ve read all the posted sticky threads on how...
  20. ashleymiller28

    Baby sulcata lethargic and barely eating

    Hello, I am extremely worried while typing this. The past few days my 9month old sulcata tortoise has been extremely lethargic when she is usually very active and eating twice a day. I have only been able to get her to take a few bites of pure pumpkin but nothing more each day. Basking temps are...