abovereptiles has absolutely gorgeous and very active TOP QUALITY baby Sulcata tortoise for sale near me. For those inexperienced with baby tortoise for sale, we do recommend the well-started baby Sulcata tortoise for sale, as they are much easier to care for and substantially more active. Our well started, or big baby Sulcata tortoise is HIGHLY recommended over Sulcata tortoise hatchlings for sale as they are much more active and easier to care for but still are very small and cute while skipping the more fragile stages where hatchings can “drop off” or decline. Sulcata Tortoises can make great tortoises and are known for their outgoing personalities and friendly nature.
Sulcata tortoise for sale near me
African Sulcata tortoise for sale are some of the most popular species of tortoise for sale in the world. Growing quickly and producing a high quantity of eggs per clutch, a baby Sulcata tortoise is also affordable. When compared to other species of baby tortoises for sale, the Sulcata is usually less expensive. Here at Tortoise Town, we’ve got some beautiful captive-bred African Sulcata tortoise hatchlings for sale. Tortoise town offers baby Sulcata hatchlings, well-started babies, juveniles and adults. Lastly, all of our tortoises are captive bred, and never wild-caught. Our baby Sulcata for sale are literally the nicest in the entire country!.
Size and lifespan
C. sulcata is the largest species of tortoise in Africa and is also third-largest species of tortoise in the world after the Galapagos tortoise and Aldabra giant tortoise. The species is the largest of the mainland tortoises. Males have an average mass of about 81 kg, but some males have been recorded at over 100 kg with one wieghing more than 120 kg. They have a straight carapace length of around 86.0 cm in males. Females have a straight carapace length of about 57.8 cm. Males of a curved carapace length of about 101.0 cm and females have approximately 67.0 cm of curved carapace length.
Copulation takes place right after the rainy season, during the months from September through November with breeding actions occur in the morning. Male C. sulcata are extremely territorial. Males combat each other for breeding rights with the females and are vocal during copulation. Larger males tend to always win sexual combat.
Sixty days after mating, the female begins to roam looking for suitable nesting sites. For five to fifteen days, four or five nests may be excavated before she selects the perfect location in which the eggs will be laid. Females tend to lay around two to three clutches of eggs with each clutch containing fourteen to forty eggs.
Loose soil is kicked out of the depression, and the female may frequently urinate into the depression. Once it reaches about two feet (60 cm) in diameter and 3–6 in (7–14 cm) deep, a further depression, measuring some eight inches (20 cm) across and in depth, will be dug out towards the back of the original depression.
They grow from hatchling size (2–3 in) very quickly, reaching 6–10 in (15–25 cm) within the first few years of their lives. They reach sexual maturity after 10 to 15 years. in captivity their life span is around 54 years, but in the wild their lifespan is unknown, but it is believed to exceed 75 years.
African spurred tortoises are passive and docile pets. They are almost never aggressive and barely ever show territorial behavior.
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