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Sulcata Questions - owners of large ones

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Posted by: JeffHouston at Mon Aug 18 19:29:09 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by JeffHouston ]  
   

I have the oppertunity to pick up a large male sulcata. He is 8-9 years old and supposed to be 80 pounds.
My questions are about his impact on our life and home.
What is life like with one of these big guys?
I have a pretty large backyard, though it is a rental house and I would rather not have him ruin too much. Do these big ones burrow? The plan is to give him free range of the yard.
There is plenty of grass and shade. Plenty of room for a house for him. (he comes w/ a heated house)
I have a 2 year old son, any issue there? I also have a dog that is older and very mellow.
I live in a warm climate with little rain in CA desert. I have been told they should do fine here as long as he has a heated house for the cool nights and winter months.
How is the feeding and care for these? If you go away for a few days can you leave extra grass hay out? etc?
So any thoughts and hints would be great. I don't want to go into this without knowing what to expect.


   

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