Sulcata tortoise eating squash-photo by author

Sulcata tortoises as pets

Sulcata tortoises, sometimes call spur-thighed tortoises or African spurred tortoises, get very large and 100 lbs. is not unusual. Sulcatas are the third largest tortoise in the world, with only the Galapagos and Aldabra tortoises growing larger than the sulcata. Sea turtles grow even larger, but are not land tortoises. They can move heavy furniture ...read more

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