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#1 hipkvw

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Posted August 07 2007 - 12:40 PM

I have 2 pairs of tortoises. Both are from Africa. They are Captive Bred.

Sulcattas: 3rd Largest Land torotise.
I have 2 Sulcattas that are a hair over 2 years old. One is like 9" and one is like 6". Set-up includes an 8'x40" water trough and all lighting. The trough should be good enough for a few more years. These tortoises get LARGE. They may break 100-125 pounds and in the wild have broken 175 pounds and that will happen in the next 7-10 years depending on how well they are cared for. They eat a variety of greens and require a water dish that they can crawl into. They have one but will need a bigger one by next year. They are easy to care for. Feed, scoop the poop, clean the water everyday and they are happy. They LOVE roaming the yard and eating dandelion, clover, and grass. You just have to be careful there are no poisnous weeds. All the information on their care can be had online. They are very cool. They will get LARGE and will need an enclosure to accomodate them. A Heated shed and pen for the summer is ideal but you will need to have them inside for the winter. My plans were to have a greenhouse connected to the shed with gas heat. For summer all they would need is heat lights and maybe a pig heat pad for at night if it is below 65. I will offer the complete set-up with torts for $350. If you plan on making your own enclosure I will knock off 50 bucks for the trough.

Leopards: Same care but they will only reach 50-75 pounds sometimes a bit larger. I have one that is 4" and one that is around 3". They grow much slower than the Sulcattas. They are in a nice plastic bin cage that is around 48"x20" with all lighting and water dishes. $350.

I will post pics of what the torts look like. Actual pics of complete set-ups can be posted if someone is SERIOUS. Please dont even think about buying these if you are not committed to properly caring for them. I would take them back and help adopt them out if you ever decide they are not for you. Too many pets are released or abandoned.



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Posted August 07 2007 - 12:44 PM

Here are a few pics...some of the actual torts and some that are examples.




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Posted August 07 2007 - 12:45 PM

The first two are the Suclattas...the 3rd are the Leopards.



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Posted August 07 2007 - 12:50 PM

Not Mine...just examples...




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Posted August 07 2007 - 12:51 PM

This is a LARGE adult..

Nevermind...didnt work...



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Posted August 07 2007 - 12:54 PM

Are you gonna have any giraffe's for sale down the road?


I like PIZZA

#7 hipkvw

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Posted August 07 2007 - 1:05 PM

Are you gonna have any giraffe's for sale down the road?


Nah...as of now she still fits in my sunroom



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Posted August 07 2007 - 1:29 PM

... the Galapagos Islands - right in your own backyard


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Posted August 07 2007 - 1:59 PM

Are you gonna have any giraffe's for sale down the road?



LOL.. thats the line of the week...

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#10 chris L

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Posted August 07 2007 - 2:45 PM

cool pets but too slow to watch roam .



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Posted August 07 2007 - 3:25 PM

Do they have the tendency to tear up flower beds (hostas)?



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Posted August 07 2007 - 3:49 PM

Do they have the tendency to tear up flower beds (hostas)?


Flowers...uuummmmm tasty and go right to them. They pluck clover flowers like crazy!!!!!



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Posted September 11 2007 - 6:44 PM

Still available...your kids will love them!!



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Posted September 11 2007 - 7:09 PM

can they stay outside in the winter (hibernate) ?



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Posted September 11 2007 - 7:53 PM

can they stay outside in the winter (hibernate) ?


They do not hibernate. They can stay outside in a shed that is heated. My plan for winter was to have a shed with a greenhouse attached with propane heat to suppliment the basking lights. They like 90-100 degrees in the basking lights and 68-75 at night.