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All chelonians need a temperature gradient made readily available to them. At least this means, a warm and a cool spot, at best this means a "spectrum" of different temperatures, being cold blooded tortoises they need to regulate their digestion and health by moving from a warmer to hotter to cooler areas. Easily done in Arizona! A little more difficult in Wisconsin where our winters last what? Five months or so? Haha. But it can be done. Your sulcatta would be best housed in it's own room, at a minimum of 5 x 5' feet, with more being better in this case. You can let the tortoise roam the house, but experts agree you are supposed to supervise them if they roam, then return them to their enclosure after some exercise. They also need UVA and UVB lighting, which can be purchased online or from a pet store. Usually one fluorescent and one heat lamp type. A thermometer in the enclosure will help you monitor it's environment. Ironically, indoor Wisconsin environments are probably close to it's dry, desert environment.
Man Creates a Miniature 'Jurassic Park' for His Pet Tortoise, Becomes the Envy of Geeks Everywhere
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Exotic Pets - Baby African Tortoises - as part of the expert series by GeoBeats.

Hi, my name is Ken. I am coming from Exotic Pets in beautiful downtown Las Vegas, Nevada. These are very cute little guys. These are African Spurred Tortoises. It is Geochelone sulcata. They come from the central plains of Southern Africa. The neat thing about these animals is when you see the documentaries on lions and wildebeests, what you do not see is these things sitting in the grass where the lions live. They are fairly easy to care for as long as you are prepared for the size that is involved with them. Males can get up to 300 pounds. Easily, an average sulcata is going to get up to at least 150 pounds. They can be kept indoors for the first couple years of their lives but afterwards, they are going to have to be kept outside.

They become mini bulldozers and they will knock everything over. They burrow quite extensively. They will tear up your backyard. If you are prepared for all of those things, these make excellent pets. They cannot tolerate very cold temperature so, in the winter, for folks who live in places where it gets below say, 60 degrees in the winter, they are going to have to be housed inside. To properly care for these animals, you need a large enclosure with dirt for bedding. A large shallow water bowl. A food bowl.

They are vegetarians so, they eat a lot of leafy greens. They also eat hay and other grasses and weeds. They are food will have to supplemented with a multi-vitamin supplement and calcium and they are actually rather intelligent and rather charming when they get bigger. One of the nicest tortoises in the world, as long as you are prepared for how big they get. Man Creates a Miniature 'Jurassic Park' for His Pet Tortoise, Becomes the Envy of Geeks Everywhere
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Photo provided by FlickrMan Creates a Miniature 'Jurassic Park' for His Pet Tortoise, Becomes the Envy of Geeks Everywhere
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Southern Greek Tortoises should be housed in an enclosure with a temperature set at a minimum of 80°F. Their basking area should be 95-100°F. If your Greek Tortoise is one of the northern types, he will want to hibernate if the temperature falls too much for too long, so you should keep the temperature within a range of 75-90°F. Make sure that one end of your pet’s enclosure is kept warm for basking, while the opposite end is cooler. Aquariums are often recommended by pet shop employees. However, they are unsuitable for tortoises. Because of the shape (too tall and narrow) air circulation is poor. They are also hard to keep at the proper temperatures. They are heavy and hard to clean The clear sides are also stressful to the tortoise. They don't understand the concept of glass and will continually try to go through it. If you must use an aquarium, the minimum size is 75 gallon. It must be fitted with a circulating fan and a visual barrier.Oliver Turpin, who is obviously a big fan of Jurassic Park as well as a super awesome dude who understands that animals > people, just went viral with a video showcasing an outdoor environment he made for his pet tortoise Louie, which faithfully recreates the titular park from the ’93 film. Yes, he made a mini Jurassic Park for his turtle, and it may be the best thing ever.This is a short video tour of the miniature Jurassic Park built by Oliver Turpin for his pet tortoise Louis. It's got the main gates, visitor center, and even the broken t-rex fence. That is a pretty sweet pad.