9 Facts about the Sulcata Tortoise

9 Facts about the Sulcata Tortoise

  1. The Sulcata Tortoise is also known as the African Spurred Tortoise
  2. 3rd largest largest tortoise Species in the world
  3. Tortoises are different than turtles. Tortoises are found on land whereas turtles are generally found in water
  4. Comes from the southern rim of the Sahara dessert in Africa
  5. This tortoise is Crypuscular which means it comes out during the dawn hours and the dusk hours. During the day they stay in a burrow
  6. Can dig their burrows up to 50 to 70 feet down
  7. Live for around 150 Years
  8. Herbivore Eats hays, grasses, and Cactuses
  9. Uses the bathroom often, its excremant holds moisture and actually fertilizes the seeds of the plants it has eaten. Since the turtle uses the bathroom around its burrow, it will essentially have a garden close to home so will have pleanty of food available.
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