Tortoises

Important Facts About the Baby Sulcata Tortoise

The baby sulcata tortoise starts very small; their size is compared with a shot glass. But with time they start growing and can actually grow as much as 200 lbs.

You need to provide special care and attention towards the baby Sulcata, and one of the keys to raising one successfully is to know every aspect of this species from their diet to their temperate. So, here are some important facts about them to help you in raising them more efficiently.

 

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Where can you find the vast population of Sulcata Tortoise:

baby sulcata tortoise-map

Ideal living condition

Two African Spurred Tortoises. Photo: Bigstock

Two African Spurred Tortoises. Photo: Bigstock

The animal needs ideal living conditions from the start of their life to lead a healthy one.

A cage that fits everything the baby tortoise needs is ideal for their living. ZooMed Wood Tortoise House can be considered as the house of the baby Sulcata. Also ensure to arrange bedding, a bowl of water and a source of light inside the cage. With all these, a heater should be placed under the cage as this animal stays in dry and warm weather. There should be a cool spot as well inside the cage area so that the baby can move there if they feel too hot.

Finally there should be an area to place their foods, but it should be away from the heat, otherwise the foods will go bad with growing bacteria on it. Babies should never be left unattended outside as even an ant can attack and kill them.

 

Diet

Another important consideration for a healthy tortoise is their diet. Organic wheatgrass, dark leafy greens, and fruits are the ideal diet of baby Sulcata Tortoise, but most of the hatching does not prefer to eat hay.

When it comes to food dishes, it is better to use the top of a butter container for that purpose as this animal crawls on their food and the top of a butter container will keep the food off the bare ground. Also the dish should be washed properly after feeding otherwise it will grow bacteria.

 

Other information

The sulcata, just like their close cousins, can live for centuries. But without proper care and the right food, they may die earlier than usual.