1. Welcome! Are you interested in tortoises? If so, we invite you to join our community! Our community is the #1 place for tortoise keepers to talk online. Once you join you'll be able to post messages, upload pictures of your tortoise and enclosure, and discuss any tortoise topic with other tortoise keepers. Get started today!

Graphic Pictures of a Sulcata Fight

Discussion in 'Sulcata tortoises' started by Yvonne G, Nov 23, 2018.

  1. Yvonne G

    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2008
    Messages:
    77,246
    Likes Received:
    42,849
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location (City and/or State):
    Clovis, CA
    I've been looking for pictures of a sulcata that was in a fight with another sulcata for a long time. Many years ago when I used to belong to several YahooGroups listservs, I had seen the pictures, so I knew they existed, but could never find them.

    So yesterday I contacted Julie at the Turtle Rescue Long Island, who also belongs to those listservs. She was able to locate pictures (they're not the ones I remember, but they'll serve the purpose).

    This is what might happen to YOUR male sulcata if you keep TWO male sulcatas in the same enclosure:

    injured sulcata a.jpg injured sulcata b.jpg injured sulcata d.jpg

    This was caused by one sulcata ramming the other.
  2. Turtulas-Len

    Turtulas-Len Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2010
    Messages:
    3,456
    Likes Received:
    2,580
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location (City and/or State):
    Southern Md - Northern Neck Va
    (These ads do not appear for registered members.)
    I remember seeing a pic of a sulcata with a hole punched in it's shell from an attack by another male, I thought it was here on TFO. I wonder how big the one that did this damage was.
  3. Yvonne G

    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2008
    Messages:
    77,246
    Likes Received:
    42,849
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location (City and/or State):
    Clovis, CA
    I'm pretty sure THAT'S the picture I had in mind when I asked Julie to look for me. It was a big, open shell, all bloody. It was on the YahooGroups Sulcata listserv, many, many years ago. I'd also like to know how big the other tortoise was, as the one in these pictures is sort of smallish. If memory serves, the other picture I was thinking about showed a much bigger sulcata with the injury.
  4. Turtulas-Len

    Turtulas-Len Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2010
    Messages:
    3,456
    Likes Received:
    2,580
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location (City and/or State):
    Southern Md - Northern Neck Va
    The pic i remember was of a much larger tortoise also. When looking at these new pics I was figuring that he was caught against a barrier of some sort or he would have been just pushed aside of flipped over because of his smaller size.
  5. jaizei

    jaizei Unknown Member Moderator 5 Year Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2011
    Messages:
    7,852
    Likes Received:
    7,422
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location (City and/or State):
    Earth
    TammyJ and Turtulas-Len like this.
  6. Yvonne G

    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2008
    Messages:
    77,246
    Likes Received:
    42,849
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location (City and/or State):
    Clovis, CA
    Aw geez! That poor tortoise. Maybe my old memory is playing tricks on me. That very well could be the picture in my memory banks. Thanks, Cameron. You're the best at "search"!!!!!
    AZtortMom likes this.
  7. Will

    Will Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2012
    Messages:
    4,254
    Likes Received:
    3,171
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location (City and/or State):
    South of Southern California, but not Mexico
    Robert Bloom posted a series of this situation on his Facebook feed for the same purpose you posted this here.
    drew54 likes this.
  8. Mizcreant

    Mizcreant Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2017
    Messages:
    1,077
    Likes Received:
    1,237
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location (City and/or State):
    Cincinnati, OH
    Ouch!!!
    drew54 likes this.
  9. DeanS

    DeanS SULCATA OASIS 5 Year Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2010
    Messages:
    4,387
    Likes Received:
    3,400
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location (City and/or State):
    SoCal
    TammyJ and Will like this.
Similar Threads: Graphic Pictures
Forum Title Date
Sulcata tortoises Canoli Updates and pictures (graphic stool photo and cute others) post your(tortoise) poop pictures Feb 6, 2017
Sulcata tortoises Wrong on every thing so far! (Update - we had the surgery- warning graphic pictures) Dec 11, 2016
Sulcata tortoises Graphic photos , what kind of ******* would do this Nov 20, 2014
Sulcata tortoises Pictures Aug 30, 2018
Sulcata tortoises Canoli update- 18 months / new enclosure and growth pictures Feb 19, 2018

Share This Page