The African Spurred Tortoise, more commonly known as a Sulcata tortoise originates from dry desert areas of habitat throughout Central Africa and is one of the largest in the world with only the Galapagos and Aldabra (a.k.a Seychelles tortoise) giant tortoises surpassing the Sulcata in size.
Beware, the Sulcata tortoises are very fast growing and although only around 4-5 cms / 2 inches in size on hatching, they can reach up to 15-23 cms / 6-9 inches within the first few years of their lives. A mature Sulcata of around 15 years old can grow up to and exceed 75cms / 30 inches in length and live 50-70 years or more. They are a non-hibernating species and require heat all year round.
This species is listed as Annex B and is NOT required to be microchipped or have an Article 10 CITES certificate to be legally sold.
When you purchase a tortoise, we will provide you with a care sheet containing all the information you need for a happy tortoise.
Please note: All of our tortoises can be delivered via our professional, animal specialist courier www.walkerseurotransport.co.uk, please see 'Delivery' for information and charges.
Collection in person is FREE of charge but must be via a pre-arranged appointment only. Please view our FAQ’s or Delivery information for further details.
We recommend that you take out pet insurance and there is a voucher included with your purchase which entitles you to 30 days free insurance or a 20% discount off an annual policy. To activate the insurance you may telephone or visit the ExoticDirect website and click 'Activate Voucher' following onscreen prompts, within 14 days of your date of purchase.