here is a pic of our beautiful 2 year old African Spur Thighed Tortoise. Please note these are not a pet for anyone they get very large and out live their owners probably twice over. but if this is what you want they are lovely and very interactive pets.
Message To: Eyespy In reference to Message Id: 1580
Re: Hermes the Spur Thighed Tortoise
I HAVE HAD MY SULCATA FOR 8 YEARS AND SHE HAS GONE FROM 1/2 OF MY HAND SIZE TO ALLMOST 2FT.LONG AND ABOUT 30 POUND SHE LIKES TO STOMP ABOUT THE BACK YARD AND CLIMBS THE PORCH TO LOOK IN THE BACK DOOR. THE BUROS SHE MAKES ARE ABOUT 10 FEET LONG AND OFTEN GO UNDER THE HOUSE OR DRIVEWAY. ABOUT 4 MONTHS OUT OF THE YEAR I KEEP HER INSIDE AT 70 DEGREES OR MORE AND SHE NEEDS THE UV LITE ON INDORS .THE POWER BILL DOUBLES. SHE HAS BUSTED THROUGH 3 WALLS SO WE PUT CEMENT BOARD UP AND A GOOD HIDING PLACE FOR HER . SHE IS BEAUTIFUL AND I LOVE HER TUNS BUT SHE IS STILL FAR FROM DONE GROWING. AND SHE IS IN THE WILL AND ALL OF THE CHILDREN ARE TRAINED IN TAKING CARE OF HER. SPUR THIGHED TORTOISE ARE VERY SIMILAR BUT SMALLER AND FROM AFRICA ALSO. THEY USTO BE LUMPED TOGETHER BUT NOW ARE CONCIDERED TWO DIFFERENT TYPES. I HOPE THIS HELPS.