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    New Sulcata owner - Greetings from Sunny San Diego.

    New member intro - Greetings from Sunny San Diego. Hi All, happy new year!!, hope you all will have a prosperous and healthy new year. Here is a quick intro of me: My name is Cha and I live in San Diego CA. I have a 35-year-old Sulcata Tortoise. I got him recently from his previous owners...
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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...
  3. Jayme_3

    Am I feeding my sulcata hatchling enough?

    The photos I’ve attached are from yesterday. The first was around 9am the second around 6:30pm. And the third photo is for size reference. I did give him another big dandelion leaf after the second photo that he ate most of but there was a little leftover this morning. Should I be offering more...
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    Small crack in beak???

    Tortilla has what looks like a crack in his beak. He is still eating normally and he has a vet appointment coming up early next week. Has anyone experienced something like this? Is there anything I can do to help him/make sure he is not in pain?
  5. Jayme_3

    Keiko the Sulcata hatchling

    Help! I had been researching Leopard tortoises for some time now and decided that was the best fit for our family.. in my search for a leopard I found a post local to me that just had a photo of a little girl holding two hatchling with no information, just a phone number. I called to find out...
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    Looking for Tortoise/ Turtle Wholesale

    Hello Guys I am looking for: Aldabra Sulcata Leopard vietnamese black breasted leaf turtle Big Headed Turtle If someone knows a breeder please tell me. Thank you
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    Question about shell

    it seems like this shell is growing over his tail.. This doesn’t look normal or like any of the pictures I can I can find anywhere. I don’t know what could be causing it or if it’s even an issue?
  8. Kelsoo

    Hello, new sulcata tortoise owner!

    Hi everybody, Just wanted to introduce myself as this forum has helped me a lot as a new sulcata owner. I'm Kelsey and my husband and I recently rescued a sulcata, Henri. He's about 30-40lbs. We don't know much about his past or the care he received as he was found walking down a road and for...
  9. AgataP

    Herbie update because it’s been a while.

    Hello our tortoise friends, It has been a while, life got a bit crazy but it is so good. Herbie is 15 months now. “He” is 1800g (3.9lbs). Enjoys all the food, we able to get cactus pads as well. I kept throwing left overs all around the yard and now we have a cactus growing in random places -...
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    My sulcata will not eat it’s prepared diet

    I have a 2.5 month old silcata tortoise and I got it some mazuri ls tortoise diet and it will not eat it. Don’t get me wrong the sulcata will eat anything else I offer it including hibiscus flowers and leaves, fruit and grass sometimes. Could i get any advice on what to do!?
  11. uberlou

    Advice for upgraded indoor enclosure

    Hello, I've been an intense lurker and reader for the last month and have been trying to soak up as much knowledge as I can, since this has seemed like the best resource. Some quick background on Tannie the Tort: He’s a juvenile sulcata we took in from some close friends over the summer. I...
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    Possible Austwickia in baby sulcata

    Hello all. I noticed skin lesions on Sunny, my baby sulcata, which after reading through the forum I am now concerned may be another case of Austwickia chelonae. Background-- I noticed the bumps on October 13th. First two pics were taken Oct 14th which is when I first took him to my reptile vet...
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    Is this normal?

    Hi everyone, I have a mature sulcata tortoise (not sure of his exact age) and this summer he’s been obsessively trying to find thing to hump. He did start becoming more sexually active last summer but much more so this year…. He’s actually flipped himself over a couple times trying to get on...
  14. LordTurtlington

    I’m a fussy tortoise

    I am a 6 month old Sulcata and quite fussy. My owner has gone through the Tortoise Table and found lots of plants that are completely safe to eat and created a little garden to fill my bowl from…except I don’t want to eat ANY of it and will only eat lambs lettuce and the red pellets in the...
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    Sulcata with swollen front leg

    I have a 6 year old sulcata tortise, that's usally a pretty active guy. He usally roams the yard, but now that the weather is getting cooler he's not very happy about staying in his indoor home. I noticed about 2 days ago he wasn't eating as much.. but I thought that might be because we started...
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    Adult male Sulcata

    Hi! Looking for a younger adult male Sulcata to adopt or purchase. Let me know if you have any! Thank you!❣️❣️
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    My dog Gunner has found out that Steve exist it was quite funny he keep flinch when Steve would turn around. He thinks his a snake 🤣 my cat Mavies also loves watching Steve walk around.
  18. LordTurtlington

    Lord Turtlington introduction

    My name is Lord Turtlington, I am a 6(ish) month old Sulcata Tortoise living in London. My owner is trying their best to take good care of me but would love some advice especially when it comes to the English climate and food to eat as there’s such conflicting information online! I am 9cm long...
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    Herbie keeps on growing and seems like a happy tortoise. 13 months and few day old 1501g (+/-)
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    Possible prolapse??

    My sulcata has this sticking out of his tail and it’s been coming out basically everyday. I thought it was his testicles but couldn’t find any pictures on google that helped me clarify that. Google is filled with pictures of tortoise penis’ but not of their testicles? lol. I don’t really know...