Can you own a sulcata tortoise in the UK?

Sulcata Tortoise – Geochelone Sulcata (UK CB 2021) They are a non-hibernating species and require heat all year round. This species is listed as Annex B and is NOT required to be microchipped or have an Article 10 CITES certificate to be legally sold.

How much are Sulcata tortoises UK?

around £149
Indian Star tortoise – Baby Indian Star tortoises start from £180. Older ones cost about £1000. This breed is slightly more expensive. Sulcata tortoise- prices are around £149.

How much does a sulcata tortoise sell for?

between $50 and $1,000
Geochelone sulcata is a hardy and personable species of tortoise. Native to sub-Saharan Africa, it became part of the lucrative pet trade during the 1990s. It has an engaging nature, is attractive and sells for anywhere between $50 and $1,000.

Can you buy a pet tortoise in the UK?

Is it Legal to Buy a Tortoise in the UK? Yes, it is completely legal to buy a tortoise in the UK as long as you do it properly.

Do you need a license for a tortoise UK?

It is an offence to import, buy or sell most species of tortoise without a licence or certificate in the UK. It is virtually impossible to replicate the environmental conditions found in the wild for tortoises kept in captivity.

What tortoise should I get UK?

Popular tortoise breeds kept as pets in the UK include – red-footed tortoise, yellow-footed tortoise, spur-thighed tortoise, Hermann’s tortoise, Indian Star tortoise and Leopard tortoise.

What is the biggest tortoise you can buy UK?

Sulcata tortoises are a giant species and will grow to about 75cm plus.

Do Sulcata tortoises bite?

So do tortoises bite? Yes, tortoises do bite. While they are typically very docile and peaceful, they are able to use the strength of their beaks to bite each other, other pets and sometimes humans for a variety of reasons.

Is a sulcata tortoise a good pet?

Are Sulcata Tortoises Good Pets? Sulcatas are known to be very sociable with their owners. They can form relationships with their owner, recognize them, and they have unique personalities. The Sulcata is a curious and docile tortoise that makes a great pet – even for households with young children.

What is the best tortoise to have as a pet in the UK?

How do I get a tortoise Licence UK?

Both males and females require individual licences (you will need to complete separate application forms for each tortoise). If you are a breeder then you need to obtain this certificate before you sell the tortoise (and must include the parents microchip and A10 numbers on the application form).

Do tortoises have to be microchipped UK?

Is Microchipping necessary? By law, all tortoises that are listed under cites annex A are required to be microchipped when they are >60mm* in length IF you want to sell that tortoise or breed from that tortoise (male or female) and sell the offspring.

How much does A sulcata tortoise cost?

Sulcata tortoises can even cost more if you want to buy rare morphs. You can buy adult albino and ivory sulcata tortoises for over $1000, while you can buy baby albino or ivory sulcatas which can cost between $300-$750.

How much should my sulcata eat?

How Much Should a Baby Sulcata Eat? When feeding a baby sulcata tortoise up to six months old, offer about 1/4 cup of grasses, weeds and greens every day. Feed sulcatas between 6 and 12 months old about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of food a day. Young juvenile sulcatas can eat about a cup of food a day.

How long can A sulcata tortoise go without eating?

This tortoise can go weeks without food or water, and when it finds a water source it can drink up to 15 percent of its body weight! These reptiles find relief from the desert heat by digging burrows up to 10 feet deep.

How to deal with aggressive Sulcata tortoises?

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