4" or Larger "Pet" Sized Tortoises For Sale. Tortoises in this group are large enough to pass the FDA regulations to be sold as pets to or for children.
You should also consider that if you live in a climate that gets cold part of the year, you’re going to need a dedicated indoor space with climate control for your tortoises. Now that you know the primary requirements for an outdoor habitat, you can get creative with it. As long as you're meeting your pet's needs, there is no exact right way to create a large tortoise enclosure. Follow The Tye-Dyed Iguana blog for more tips on tortoise care.
Like most areas of the country, Las Vegas’ housing market has taken a pretty big tumble, and as a result, pet desert tortoises are increasingly being left behind in vacant homes. As the Hotline assistant, I have seen many cases in which a tortoise is found by a real estate agent, landscaper, or simply a good Samaritan neighbor with a keen eye; this was the case recently with one massively large tortoise who came to the DTCC from a foreclosed home. We have affectionately named him Monster, and we think he might be the largest desert tortoise on record!
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Every once in a while we have an adult Sulcatta tortoise. The very large tortoises make excellent yard pets and do very well in warmer climates. Once the night time lows get into the 40s, these guys will need inside accommodations for the colder months. They are excellent diggers and love to make deep burrows. The walls of their pens must be tunnel proofed to 24 inches deep. Shipping is by airline only and a sturdy wood crate is needed for them to make the trip. Some extra expense and effort is needed to keep one or more of these impressive tortoises. Please inquire for availability. Males are priced lower than females. Their description and care is the same as for smaller sulcattas and follows:Pretty Pets Large Tortoise Food contains 8% protein, 3% fat and 13% fiber and is manufactured in multicolored nuggets that are eagerly accepted by all types of tortoises.About 80% of their diet can come from being outside in the yard during the warmer months. The tricky part in going outside? Elliott. It is an incredible amount of work (and quite the work out!) to keep a large pet tortoise. The leopard tortoise is the second largest tortoise native to Africa. Only the African spurred tortoise is larger. Two subspecies are generally recognized. Stigmochelys pardalis babcocki is the most common species in the pet trade. It has a large natural range resulting in geographic variations in size, color and temperature tolerance. Stigmochelys pardalis pardalis is from South Africa and Namibia. S. p. pardalis can be distinguished from S. p. babcocki as it is generally darker in color, may not be as high domed and generally grows larger.