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RE: a few questions about a baby Sulcata

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Posted by: tglazie at Thu Jul 24 15:17:13 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by tglazie ]  
   

Soil or soil/sand mixture is best for sulcatas, as it gives them ample opportunity to burrow. My advice on sand is to not include to much in the mixture, as sand does not pass through a tortoise's digestive system so well, if at all. I simply use a topsoil mixture, but I've had equal success in the past using a one to five ratio of sand to soil (a ratio that already exists in most desert soils).

Where do you live? Depending upon this answer, you can design a protected outdoor pen. There are several articles on this site that cover construction of such a pen. Should you require further info regarding this, simply post another query.

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