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RE: Is this an African Desert Tortoise?

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Posted by: zooanderson at Mon Jun 21 12:49:31 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by zooanderson ]  
   

I agree it looks like a Sulcata aka African Spurred Tortoises.

Just for the puture when describing the color of your animal for someone to id it, you dont need to include the colors that someone painted on.

As for its diet I would stop feeding iguana food, that is for iguanas not toutoises. And I would switch over to dark leafy greens, and if you are looking for a store bought food try giving the little guy Natural Grassland Tortoise Food made by zoomed (or something like it). If you leave food like that in a dish for him he should eat on his own. you can also give him some fruit and vegies with that also.

Just alother note Sulcatas get very large, (over 100 lbs)and can live a long time if carred for properly.

Check out this link for some cood infor on there care.

http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=17 1797&aid=2434

Good luck with the little guy
Tom


   

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