Hi, I researched for about 4 months before getting a baby sulcata tortoise. I got them from someone on Craigslist. He seemed to know what he was talking about...he said that he breeds them and has 47 more available. He also said that many people make the mistake of giving them a water bowl in their enclosure. He said that they will lay in it and it will cause shell rot. At first, I did not follow his instructions and gave it a shallow water dish. It did lay in it for about an hour before I removed it from the enclosure. Since then, I have been soaking it once a day for 30 min. I think that it may have been laying in the water dish because the guy said that he soaks them once every Sunday for 45 min. I think once it gets rehydrated, it will no longer lay in the water dish. Please let me know your thoughts, thank you.