African Spurred and Sulcata are same thing correct?

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African Spurred and Sulcata are same thing correct?

Post  sbender99 on Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:01 pm


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Post  Zak on Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:12 pm

From what I've been told yes they are
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Post  Snakeman on Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:13 pm

Yep.
A good example of pyramiding.

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Post  Cameron on Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:17 pm

Yes, sulcatas are also called African Spurred tortoises. Some people will also call them "Spur Thighed" tortoises, which incorrect and is generally used to describes Greek tortoises.

That tortoise is terribly pyramided. It can be corrected, but not reversed.

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Post  PatHigdon on Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:28 pm

thats not the worse case i have ever seen my any means
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Post  Cameron on Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:35 pm

PatHigdon wrote:thats not the worse case i have ever seen my any means

true, if pyramiding is worse than this one, then it probably has MDB also and makes it look a lot worse. pretty sad, i hate seeing tortoises like that...

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Post  sbender99 on Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:13 am

Explain this pyramiding? I can see what you are talking about and obviously it's bad. How do you prevent it?

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Post  Snakeman on Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:20 am

The thinking has changed.
It used to be that it was felt it was caused by improper diet.
Now it's believed it's due to lack of humidity.
Herpers were keeping them too dry because of where they come from, but they didn't take into consideration how much time they spend in their humid burrows.
Without the humidity the shell can't grow and expand properly, hence the deformed carapace.

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Post  Cameron on Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:40 am

Snakeman wrote:The thinking has changed.
It used to be that it was felt it was caused by improper diet.
Now it's believed it's due to lack of humidity.
Herpers were keeping them too dry because of where they come from, but they didn't take into consideration how much time they spend in their humid burrows.
Without the humidity the shell can't grow and expand properly, hence the deformed carapace.



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