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RE: Sulcata husbandry

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Posted by: dawgcr at Fri Mar 28 12:37:36 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by dawgcr ]  
   

Man oh man!! That was a great article Tglazie!!

I would only have to say that hatchling Sulcatas can be just as much fun as a sub-adult or adult Sulcatas. I've had 3 hatchlings and not a problem with one. I remember we talked awhile back about you losing all your babies and that was bizarre, but I would just recommend that if you do purchase a hatchling purchase it from someone who you can see/learn from. Go check out their tortoises, look at the environment, check out the sub adult tortoises - do they look healthy?
If there are a few in the batch that look sick or lame--DO NOT PURCHASE. Good chance your little fellar would end up with a sickness.

If you do pick out a baby check to make sure the eyes are clear and no drainage from the eyes or mouth. Make sure they are active and not limp or lame.

Natural sunlight with access to shade is the best stimulant for any animal and it should obtain enough Vitamin D whereas you wouldn't have to supplement. I think if you have them on well rounded diets you wouldn't have to supplement with either one.

Good luck--keep us updated.



   

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