Sulcata tortoise. It's fairly young.
Read every link provided. These threads contain most of the answers you're looking for:
- Give the tortoise a daily warm bath (90F) for 20-30 minutes.
- It eats mostly broad-leaf weeds and flowers. Store bought greens should not be fed too often. Fruits are not good for their digestive systems.
- Young Sulcatas require a large indoor enclosure/tank/table about 8 (L) x 4 (W) ft with a covered top. A 4 (L) x 2 (W) ft enclosure will only last them a couple months at best. An older Sulcata will need a permanent outdoor 40 (L) x 40 (W) ft enclosure. That's about 2-4 years away depending on their growth rate.
- You'll need to provide a basking light, UVB light, and a night time heating fixture for your indoor tortoise.
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You dont submerge them haha. Just fill up a container with warm (90F) water up until it reaches about a third up their shell. Make sure the water does not go past their chin. You have to watch them closely while they soak so they dont drown. I have two that apparently dont like to be watched while they soak lol. So I got one of the dish tubs and have both containers on the counter and stand back a little so I can see them but Im not hovering them. They dont like it if they know theyre being watched and I notice they drink a lot more when they dont think Im watching.Ahhh thank you very much!! I hope we find his owner but will take good care of him until we do!
What did you mean by “bath” I figured they are not turtles so they cannot be submerged in water. Just wondering if you could elaborate on that part!
Desert tortoises have not alot of spurs on their front legs. I noticed this when my cousin showed me pictures of her desert tortoise haha.It can even be a baby desert tortoise. If your in CA this is always a possibility. Its hard to tell with these photos. Head shots help a ton.