SULCATAS: African Spurred Tortoises in CAPTIVITY (With Notes on Other Popular Tortoises) by Russ Gurley
The African Spurred Tortoise continues to be one of the most popular tortoise pets. From a small tan hatchling with wide, alert eyes and a ravenous appetite, these wonderful tortoises quickly (in tortoise terms) can become backyard giants. They grow very large and incredibly heavy with needs that outweigh many keepers’ expectations and abilities. Despite their very large size as adults, these tortoises can inspire individual keepers and entire families. By keeping them properly, children and adults learn respect for a living animal and its needs. Daily routines spring up around this new and exotic pet that instill thoughtfulness and responsibility. In this updated version of The African Spurred Tortoise in Captivity, Russ Gurley, director of the Turtle and Tortoise Preservation Group presents insight into and information relating to the captive care of Redfoot Tortoises, Yellowfoot Tortoises, Leopard Tortoises, and Russian Tortoises in addition to his adored African Spurred Tortoises.