compare leopard with sulcata care

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marcy4hope

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i am considering getting another tortoise this winter. i am currently raising a one year old sulcata. i would NOT raise the two together, so that is not a concern. i'm just curious as to what the big differences would be if i raised a leopard compared to raising the sulcata? am just doing research now to see if a leopard is the way to go for me next. thanks. oh, and my sulcata is growing great and has an extremely smooth shell. i keep humidity levels high. this is my most recent photo of my sulcata, taken this week at 13 months of age.
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There is not much difference between the leopard and sulcata. Take a look at the threads below. Even though there is a sulcata one and a leopard one, they are pretty much the same. I believe the only diff. is size, burrowing and temperament.

BTW your tort looks great.
 

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Hi, I have a 7 yr old sulcata and a 4 yr old leopard housed together and they get on lovely, the leopard follows the sully about in the garden .
 

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As babies, I house and care for them identically. The one difference would be more grass in the sulcata diet and more broadleaf weeds and stuff for leopards. As they get larger, I prefer above ground housing for leopards and below ground housing for sulcatas, but really either can work for either.
 

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Tom said:
As babies, I house and care for them identically. The one difference would be more grass in the sulcata diet and more broadleaf weeds and stuff for leopards. As they get larger, I prefer above ground housing for leopards and below ground housing for sulcatas, but really either can work for either.

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The care I offer each species is identical.
 

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thanks a lot. i really appreciate all the help. i'm really leaning towards a leopard being my next tortoise.
 

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glenys123 said:
Hi, I have a 7 yr old sulcata and a 4 yr old leopard housed together and they get on lovely, the leopard follows the sully about in the garden .

Although the care is the same. They should not be housed together. The sulcata could and probably will some day soon really hurt the leopard. Two different species should not be housed together.
 

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I keep mine the exact same. I do recommend getting a leo because you are so familiar with sulcatas. That sulcata looks great!
 
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