sulcata baby

  1. R

    Soaking with flu?

    Hi, so my tortoise got a flu and never touches the water dish. I keep giving water through it's food but to make sure that it's hydrated i was thinking about giving it soaks. Is it ok if i give a tortoise a soak if they're having flu? Thank u beforehand.
  2. D

    New Young Sulcata

    Hi, I just got a baby sulcata tortoise and he has not eaten since I got him except maybe a few nibbles of food. Is that normal and if not what should I do to help him? He gets fed a mixture of leafy greens like kale, collards, romaine and he also gets zoo med pellets and Timothy hay mixed in...
  3. J

    New Member - 7 month old Sulcata

    Hi! I am new here and I have a 7 month old Sulcata. I got him/her last September (2021) at Reptile Expo Anaheim. I just want to know what a tortoise that age should weigh and look like. He/She really loves to eat Mazuri pellets and a bit of lettuce, kale, and clover sprouts. Weighs 233 grams and...
  4. Kerastarr

    Indiana sulcata

    Needing advice on my sulcata tortoise … My girl will be 2 years old in a few days and I’m wanting her to have more outside time … living in Indiana makes it difficult. Any other members live in Indy with advice for me? Btw we have lots land just need a plan of attack . Thanks in advance.
  5. fourtorts

    Why are tortoises so cute?

    Why are tortoises so darn cute? I wish I was exaggerating when I say that I could/do watch them all day. Here are my babies post soak, enjoying a snack ??
  6. fourtorts

    Welcome to the world! Hatchling question

    Hi! Yolk sac question here: All our babies have hatched, and are doing very well. Keeping it humid, soaking and they are all eating and moving around and exploring. These two were born a bit more slowly and have a some yolk sac that has been slowly absorbed during the past several days. How are...
  7. TheLastGreen

    Lining wooden enclosure with plastic?

    Hallo all, I have good news, I am getting a Sulcata this Sunday, and I am about to test the stats of the temp and humidity, when I realised: Should you line the wooden floor beneath the bark with plastic? I'm scared the tortoise might try to eat it?
  8. Joemunro

    Finding a Sulcata breeder in the UK

    Hi, I’m sure this tread has been posted before… But I’m looking to buy a sulcata hatchling as young as possible in the UK. I’m struggling to find a private breeder. I currently have some different breeds of tortoise and love caring for them. If there is a breeder or anyone knows of a breeder...
  9. D

    Baby Sulcata Left Eye Problem

    Hey all! Just got a baby sulcata last Sunday. I took him out in our garden to graze on some grass this morning. He was energetic and loved walking around the place. Now, I noticed that it's left eye is not opening up as well as the right eye after it took a nap. Sometimes the right eye is...
  10. M

    Black spot on undershell

    I got my young sul tortoise. He/she seems to have these sort of black spot/ scab type thing on the undershell. It's slightly softer than the rest of the shell so I am slightly concerned. I can't find any info on it. It seems to be doing well so far. has good energy eats pretty well, rest of the...
  11. Lafresa

    New sulcata with strange bubble

    Hello, I was given a tortoise recently. On the second day I saw a strange bubble on it neck. That appears and disappears. What could it be? Heating and feeding rules are followed as far as possible in a temporary enclosed cage.
  12. ashleymiller28

    Proper lighting for youngSulcata Tortoise tank?

    Hello! I recently just read somewhere that mercury vapor bulbs are too strong/bright/dry for young sulcata tortoises. What is a better option that will still keep temperatures hot enough?
  13. Torta21

    (New Owner) Help, is this set up good for my baby Sulcata baby!

    His enclosure is fry wood and the dimensions are 38inch (L) x 24inch (W). His temperature is always around 80+ and his humidity in his closed chamber is usually around 70-80%, I use coconut coir mixed with Orchard bark. I live in SoCal, around the inland empire valley so it’s usually not lower...
  14. L

    This is my Allie! i've had her for 7 months now, with a photo from when i first got her, and her today!

    (these were mostly taken for size comparison between each times :b i'm actually a bit concerned for her and i think she might be growing too slowly. A little help please? she eats grass, hibiscus, and some tortoise food given to me by the store owner. She's only really attracted by the scent of...
  15. LittleIdDude

    Sulcata hatchling is sluggish

    Hi everyone! New tortoise mom here. I purchased a sulcata hatchling in November from a reptile show, and his name is Id (we have a 13 year old burmese python named Ego - no stranger to large pets.) I wish I could report that the little guy is doing great, but he's not. I've been lurking on the...
  16. Gando_Salo

    Newbie Sulcata Family

    Hello all. I'm Gando Salo.. Awesome forum and I am looking forward to your responses and help. I live in Dubai and have 4 baby Sulcata Tortoises. They are very young and weigh just under 50 grams each. They were bought from a local breeder but after reading about 50 threads here and @Tom 's...
  17. ToryTort

    Is this early signs of pyramiding ?

    When I purchased him/her I was provided a tortoise table along with a load of bad advice. I quickly found out all the information was wrong. I contacted the breeder and asked him how he raised his hatchlings. He said in an open top table with D3 lighting “he seemed to think D3 bulbs are the holy...
  18. Hendrixthetort

    Sulcata tortoise changing up his routine..

    Hi all, I have a 3 mo old sulcata and we live in NorCal. I have a few concerns and was wondering of I could get yalls opinion. I will copy/paste the info I have to someone else. Yea we have had him about 9 weeks and the last 5 weeks or so weve gotten into a routine where I wake up and turn his...
  19. Oogway's Mom


    Hello! My name is Kaytee, I have a baby sulcata named Oogway. His ‘birthday’ was on May 18th, so he’s a little over a year old. We just moved from Connecticut to North Carolina, so if there’s any other tortoise owners in the Raleigh/Durham area, we would love to meet up or chat! This website...
  20. Tory1871

    Is My Sulcata Set Up Adequate?

    Hello I purchased a Sulcata Tortoise a few months ago, he’s around 9 months old now. I have him in a tortoise table made from a book case, I used the hide from his original table that I purchased him with as it seemed small to keep him in. He is 3.5 inches long his enclosure is 2ft by 1ft. I...