Leopard and African Spurred Tortoise: Stigmochelys pardalis and Centrochelys sulcata, Holger Vetter The Care and Breeding of the African Spurred Tortoise Geochelone sulcata, Richard Wilson African Spurred Tortoise Geochelone Sulcata In Captivity, Russ Gurley If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 847-329-8709. Aug 13, 2019 · Pet Sulcata & Leopard Tortoises Care Guide Sulcata Tortoise (African spurred) & Leopard Tortoise - Buying, Diet, Care, Health (and more...) by William s Clinton | Apr 11, 2014 4.2 out of 5 stars 30 SULCATA/SPUR THIGH TORTOISE Caresheet. Common Names: Sulcata Tortoise/Spur Thigh Tortoise/African Spurred Tortoise Scientific Name: Geochelone sulcata Origin: North central Africa Size: 24-30" / 80-100 pounds (females usually larger than males) Lifespan: 70+ years You will find many ways on the internet on "how to" take care of this animal. African spurred tortoises (Geochelone sulcata)Commonly referred to as sulcatas, are a hearty tortoise from the deserts of Africa. The do extremely well locally given proper care. They start off small and cute but grow to weights of over 75 pounds with exceptionally large individuals weighing more than 100 pounds. Tortoise Care Sheets. We offer a variety of tortoise care sheets and turtle care sheets free of charge to all of our fans and customers. Whether you are looking for specific dietary needs, general care, tortoise habitat construction, breeding, incubating, or just everyday questions we offer a variety of care sheets free for your use. Sulcata do not like and cannot tolerate cold and damp conditions, and if cared for in this type of environment their resistance to infection and disease will be increased, so it is essential that this part of their care is correct. Pardalis Babcocki & African Spurred (sulcata) tortoise centrochelys sulcata Before you consider either of the above tortoises as a pet you should be aware that both species grow large, don't hibernate and need considerably more heat than Mediterranean species.