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  1. L

    Bumps on baby Sulcata

    Hello, I adopted a baby Sulcata a week ago. Unless I didn’t see it before, Today, I noticed these 4 bumps behind my sulcata’s back side today. Is this normal?
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  3. J

    Sulcata in need of good home

    I have a male sulcata tortoise named Eli. He’s very sweet, curious, and gentle. He will be 4 years old in September; I’ve raised him from a hatchling. He’s large for his age, measuring about 12 inches, no pyramiding. He LOVES being outside and sunbathing, as well as taking warm baths. He’s...
  4. abissnails

    How do I get my Sulcatas to eat grass?

    When I bought my first Sulcata I read that they were mainly grass eaters. So I just pulled some from our lawn (we do not spray any pesticides). I feed it grass mixed with a spring mixture, but it always avoided the grass. I just got 3 other Sulcatas and they all avoid grass!! So my questions...
  5. L

    Closed enclosure?

    Hello, I adopted a baby Sulcata 3 days ago. The Sulcata currently weighs 44g. I built an open enclosure for my baby, and the humility and temperature in the enclosure is ideal for a Sulcata. One end of the enclosure is 80 degrees F, and the humidity is at 75%. The other end of the enclosure...
  6. L

    Needing advice on glass/plexiglass for custom enclosure.

    I saw a post pinned to the homepage and fell in love with the enclosure. I just purchased all the lumber to build myself one but before I start, I need to figure out how to make the doors. Every place I’ve received quotes for glass and plexiglass Is well over $500.. I’m hoping there’s a more...
  7. kcrawford457

    Should I just let my sulcata graze?

    So here's the deal. I've read source after source that states that the best thing to do is to just let your sulcata tortoise graze on the grasses in your yard, provided that they are pesticide and chemical free (which mine is). But my yard is fairly heavy in clover, and according to the...
  8. L

    Metallic flakes in Sulcata hatchling poop?

    Hey everyone, I’m on day three of my Sulcata hatchling. I’ve been soaking him for at least an hour a day and keeping a keen eye on the temps and humidity of his enclosure. He pooped for the first time yesterday and it was just a speck. Today, it seems like I finally got everything flushed out of...
  9. L

    Sulcata hatchling enclousure? (DIY help!)

    Hey everyone, I've received some tremendous information on this forum and could not be happier! I'm now to a point that my office is my dedicated hatchling room and boy is it hot in there.. The room is kept around 80-85F with the rest of the house being air conditioned. I know humidity is a big...
  10. kirbytherussian

    Sulcata Hatchling Care Questions

    Hi all! Yesterday I purchased an itty bitty Sulcata- about a month or two old. I’ve owned Russians before, so I’m very familiar with their care and even the care of other tortoise species- as a tortoise fanatic does. However, I’m not as comfortable as I would like to be with hatchling care. I...
  11. L

    Wanted: Sulcata or Leopard tortoise (Ohio)

    Hello all! I’m looking to adopt a Sulcata or Leopard tortoise into our family. I’m located in Ohio and am more than happy to travel. I work from home and have the land, facilities and time to give them the perfect life.
  12. M

    Pale tongue baby sulcata

    a part of my baby sulcatas beak ripped off, leaving a small hole in between his top and bottom beak. i wasn’t too sure why that happened, and now i noticed that his tongue is very pale. what can i do to help him?
  13. Ashleyrod1

    Bugs in substrate HELP!!!!

    Hello I have a 5 week old sulcata tortoise Who’s named yoda! Who is doing great! Only question or concern I have is in recent days I’ve noticed tiny tiny little bug crawling in his substrate and also these gnat looking flys. Is there anything I can do to get rid of them? Are they dangerous to...
  14. Hailey Hollingsworth

    Edible plants for enclosure

    Hi everyone I have an almost 2 year old Sulcata and I will be redoing his enclosure this week and need plant suggestion for inside his enclosure!!
  15. C.M.

    Sulcata hatchling uvb light fixture and bulb

    My sulcata hatchling has to be kept indoors, can someone send me a direct link (to Amazon, Petco, PetSmart, etc.) for what uvb light I should purchase for the tank? I know to get a tube light as opposed to a coil, but there are so many options out there. Please help.
  16. Prenchpries

    Yellow fungus in baby sulcata

    Hi all, It's been a tough week since Ube started acting sick. We went to a different vet today to get a better diagnosis, thanks to the reco of a family friend who's owned torts for a long time. Sadly, the vet’s diagnosis is yellow fungus, which could’ve come from many sources. I reckon it was...
  17. V

    Sulcata Algae

    Hi Everyone! My beautiful female sulcata loves to spend a lot of time in the pond and she’s started to turn green! 😆 Even though it looks pretty cool I wanted to make sure it’s not harmful for her or can cause any problems! Thank you
  18. I

    2.5 year old Suclata Tortoise accidentally ate red ear slider turtle food

    I wasn’t there when it happened. My mom told me she accidentally dropped turtle food on the floor to feed the turtles and my tortoise ate around 10 pieces. Personally i’m really annoyed cause she could’ve just easily stopped him by picking him up. Whats done is done and now I’m worried about the...
  19. ZeldaTheSulcata

    Shell deformity? Pyramiding?

    Hi there, I am very worried about Zelda, my 7 year-old sulcata tortoise. It looks like his shell has not been growing right - I’m afraid the pyramiding has gotten worse but now it looks like something else is wrong too. He’s grown extremely fast this last year.. and this...
  20. Texas Scott

    Life after death - Preserve a shell

    Sadly, my Male Indian Star Tortoise Nostradamus, passed away unexpectedly yesterday. I was pretty upset and dumbfounded but I knew I wanted to preserve his shell. I posted on one of the local facebook groups asking for someone who could do this and was luckily enough to meet a man named Ryan...
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