Sulcata can be become quite large and need plenty of room
to move around, so we custom build our tortoise houses for
higher quality & durability. The 5' X 8' house above is fully
insulated, with a thermostatically controlled 85 degree heat
source. Its 6' height allows for walk-in cleaning, made easier
with Formica walls and ceiling. Tiled floors are covered with a
removable 1/4" rubber mat for easier cleaning. Recently, a 5'
X 5' bonus room was added due to increased size of residents.
Sulcata love to graze on green grass, which should be 85% of their diet. Access to water is always
available by sinking a large dish into the ground. The bottom tier of a discarded water fountain
works great. (see photo below left). Fish ponds are a nice addition to your peaceful environment,
but must be installed above ground or with a strong barrier between it and your Sulcata.
These guys can't swim and will sink like a rock, so this applies to swimming pools too.
(See photo below right)
|Welcome to Tortuga Villa.....
we are pleased to show you our outdoor setup
Different species of tortoises are separated by block-wall fencing that can easily be rearranged
as needs change. All species of Tortoise are housed in separate pens (photos below)