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RE: Is digging a real problem?

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Posted by: tglazie at Sat Apr 12 06:01:20 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by tglazie ]  
   

This depends on the soil condition, the shelter provisioned, and the sulcata in question. Not all sulcatas dig. Most do in the abasence of a shelter. Those that do but can't due to excessively rocky earth beneath clay soil, ofcourse, don't dig. Such is the situation here in South Texas. The ground is notable for it's thin layer of topsoil, over a thin layer of clay over a thick shelf of limestone. My sulcatas couldn't dig a burrow if they tried. Whenever I've had to plant a shrub, I generally needed a shovel, pickaxe, and iron rod to remove enough stone from the ground to provide a hole for a hibiscus/mulberry/althea plant to sit in. Depending on where you live, your tortoise will find burrowing to be of varying difficulty. Whether or not your animal proceeds from there is up to it.

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