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Sulcata Tortoise (Geochelone [Centrochelys] Sulcata)

The African Sulcata Tortoise is the most popular tortoise in the world.  The Albino Sulcata tortoise is a super rare genetic morph of the normal African Sulcata tortoise.  The most produced tortoises in the world are probably the sulcata tortoises of north-central Africa. Sulcata tortoises are sometimes referred to as African spurred, African spur thigh, and just spurred tortoises. As recently as a few decades ago a Sulcata tortoise was rare in the United States, but they have shown an amazing ability to adapt to various climates and habitats in captivity, and their low cost combined with a curious personality make them tortoises that are commonly sought after by first-time tortoise owners.


  • Originating From The Cameroon Western Region Of Africa
  • Adults Can Reach Up To 36 Inches In Shell Length!
  • With Proper Care And A Well Maintained Diet These Can Live Up To 70 Years.
  • These Tortoises Come From The Dry Grasslands Of Africa Thriving Best In Those Conditions.
  • They Are Also Known As “spur thighs” Which Comes From The Elongated Scales On Their Front Legs That They Use To Dig And Push Dirt Out Of Their Burrows.

The primary difference between true ‘Albinos’ and ‘Leucistic’ is with the eye pigment. Albino genes cause a complete loss of pigment in everything, including skin, shell and eyes. Albino eyes are actually clear (without color) and what you see are blood vessels at the back of the eye, giving the red appearance. Leucistic genes cause a loss of pigment in everything except the eyes, leaving the eyes with natural color. Although Leucistic babies are first born with clear (albino) eyes with dark red appearance, they eventually change to black during the first few weeks. True albino eyes will remain red throughout life, making the outdoors (sun rays) an unhealthy environment, whereas, Leucistic tortoises (with black eyes) are not harmed by natural sunlight .

The African sulcata tortoise got its name from the Latin sulcus, which means furrow. The name describes the deep grooves on the scutes (the plates of the shell) of the tortoise. Sulcatas are native to the Sahara desert.  Some of the most popular tortoises for sale in the world, the Albino sulcata tortoise for sale gets big and when raised properly, it’s personality can be just as big!  We have some fantastic baby sulcata tortoises for sale, as well as well started baby Albino sulcata tortoise for sale as well as yearling Albino sulcata tortoises for sale and young adult Albino sulcata tortoise for sale.  When looking for a baby sulcata tortoise, the well started  Albino sulcata tortoise for sale is highly recommended over newly hatched Albino sulcata tortoise hatchlings for ease of care.

Ivory Sulcata tortoises are also available.  Ivory Sulcatas have sandy, ivory known as the ivory sulcata tortoise or ivory sulcata tortoise for sale, or golden yellow-brown skin and two or more very large and prominent tubercles (or spurs) on the rear legs. On the carapace (top shell), each scute or plate is tan to yellow at the center and outlined by brown growth rings. The plastron (bottom shell) is light tan to yellow.

Albino Sulcata tortoise for sale – Albino Sulcata coloring

The skin of an African sulcata is very thick and the legs are covered in dull, spiney projections. The thick skin and spines are intended for protection from predators, but also work as insulation, keeping the tortoise cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. The prominent spurs on the rear legs serve no observable function according to scientists but, from my own personal experience, they wag when they are happy like a dog’s tail.

Sulcatas are the third largest breed of tortoise in the world, surpassed in size by the giant tortoises of the Galapagos Islands and Seychelles. Not only do sulcatas grow very large, they grow very rapidly — up to two and a half feet long and 80-110 pounds or more in 5 to 10 years. On average, they grow to be 36 inches and can weigh as much as 150 pounds at its largest maturation. The oldest sulcata recorded lived to be just over 80 years old,

Sulcata tortoise diet and food list

The Sulcata tortoise, like most Testudo tortoise species, enjoys a diet of greens.  At CB Reptile, we feed our adult, juvenile and baby Egyptian tortoises for sale a wide variety of high calcium greens.  Using a mixture of romaine, dandelion, collard, mustard greens, spring mix as well as soaked and softened Mazuri tortoise chow.  We also chop carrots, tomatoes sparingly, and yellow and green squash to feed our baby tortoises for sale.  Baby Sulcata tortoise for sale should be fed the same as adults, just smaller portions.

Baby Albino Sulcata tortoise supplements

Here at CB Reptile, we use a 50/50 mixture of Reptical reptile calcium with D3 and Vionate a multi-vitamin and mineral powder for animals.  Using this special formula as an additive to high-quality produce for quite some time, our reptiles for sale are all in top health condition.  All of our baby Albino Sulcata tortoises are fed a high-quality variety of produce along with our vitamin and mineral formula.

Albino Sulcata tortoise for sale – Water

Sulcata tortoises should always have access to fresh, clean water.  Baby albino Sulcata tortoises for sale also need access to water, but very, very shallow!  Giving your new Sulcata tortoise a “soak” in clean, warm shallow water daily for 10 minutes is 100% necessary for the first 2 years of life.

Albino Sulcata for sale – humidity

Humidity is a larger deal for baby tortoises for sale over adult tortoises.  Keeping humidity high is recommended for all species of baby  tortoises.  We keep our baby tortoise enclosures with limited airflow and 75% humidity for the first 18 months.  From 18-36 months we back it down to 65%.  Once grown adults, tortoise town provides a humid “period” of 3 hours each morning and then allows air to dry out.  How do we do this you ask?  Simple, we use a reptile fogger every morning.  Once it is empty, the air is allowed to dry out until the following morning.  Be sure to check out our youtube videos about Sulcata  tortoises!

Albino Sulcata tortoise habitat

Habitat can really be anything including an aquarium, however, make sure you block out the sides so the tortoise cannot see out.  Baby Sulcata tortoises for sale will become frustrated and try to get thru any wall they can see thru.  For these reasons, often people use other things besides fish tanks for tortoise habitats.  Using a sealed PVC 4×2′ box is also a great option when considering how to set up a Sulcata tortoise habitat or tortoise table.

Albino Sulcata tortoise temperature

A baby Sulcata  tortoise will enjoy an ambient daytime temperature of 85 degrees, with nighttime lows not dipping below 77.  Providing a hot spot, and cooler zone is recommended however not entirely necessary when they’re babies.  If you re going to provide a hot spot, try to keep it between 92-95 degrees by using a reptile thermostat.

Sulcata tortoises and UVB lighting

UVB lighting for tortoises is key to proper growth and healthy torts.  We recommend either a reptisun 10.0 lamp or the Arcadia 12% for higher end applications.  Like all UVB lamps, you will need to adjust how close the light is to the floor of the Sulcata tortoise enclosure.  If you are using a 12% it should be 18-24″ above “shell height” whereas a 10% lamp, or 10.0 can be 12-15″ over the tort.

Sulcata tortoise Substrate

Something as simple as organic potting soil or mix can be used.  For babies, we use simple paper towels as they are easiest to keep clean.  An Albino Sulcata tortoise for sale are typically a “burrowing tortoise” and therefore substrate should be at least 4″ for a baby Sulcata tortoise.  For our adult enclosures, we top off our substrate which is around 18″ deep for egg laying females, with some cypress mulch.

Albino Sulcata Breeder has much more than just Albino Sulcata tortoise for sale!

As tortoise breeders, we focus on using only the best breed stock to provide our customers with healthy, happy and active top quality specimens that are sure to please any turtle or baby tortoise enthusiast for decades to come.  Our tortoises for sale online include nothing but 100% captive bred tortoise breed stock.



Common name: African Spurred tortoise, Grooved tortoise
Scientific name: Geochelone sulcata
Distribution: Chad, Egypt, Kenya, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan
CITES listing: Appendix II (01/07/1975)

For those inexperienced with tortoises we do recommend the well started baby albino sulcata tortoise for sale, as they are much easier to care for and substantially more active. We also offer well started baby sulcata tortoises for sale as well as yearlings. We do recommend the well started babies over the albino sulcata tortoise hatchlings, as they are much more active and easier to care for but still are very small and cute. Once grown, the baby Sulcata Tortoise make great pet tortoises and are known for their outgoing personalities and friendly nature. The Albino African Spurred tortoise grow fast and are relatively easy to care for. Our Albino Sulcata Tortoise hatchlings for sale are just about 1.75-2″ in length offer vibrant color and are extremely healthy, fed a variety of greens, cactus and tortoise chow as well as being soaked daily. We also offer the regular well started baby sulcata tortoise for sale, as well as juvenile spur-thighed tortoises for sale and adults sulcata tortoises including the ivory sulcata tortoise. If you’re considering an ivory sulcata tortoise for sale, send us a message.

It is important that you choose a reputable tortoise breeder/keeper when purchasing your baby albino Sulcata tortoise (remember you get what you pay for!) We are proud to say we offer some of the nicest albino African spur-thighed tortoise for sale available in the US directly from KENYA at some of the best prices will find anywhere. Note that these animals are disregarded and not considered as pet in African countries and largely considered destructive and a nuissanc to local farmers. Thus, this has ensured that there is no market / buyers of tortoises from the African continent allowing us to sell at very affordable and cheap price to buyers worldwide.

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