SPEEDY- AFRICAN SPURRED TORTOISE

 

SPEEDY- AFRICAN SPURRED TORTOISE

Sex: Male

Latin name: Centrochelys sulfate

Native Home:  The AFRICAN SPURRED TORTOISE, also called the sulcata tortoise, inhabits the southern edge of the Sahara desert, in Africa

Size:  AFRICAN SPURRED TORTOISES are the third-largest species of tortoise in the world, the largest species of mainland tortoise. They can easily reaching 30 inches (76 centimeters) in length and 70-100 lbs. Some males even reach 200 pounds!

Diet: The AFRICAN SPURRED TORTOISE are herbivores. Primarily, their diets consist of many types of grasses and plants, high in fiber and very low in protein. Flowers and other plants including cactus pads can be consumed

Reproduction:  AFRICAN SPURRED TORTOISES are egg layers. Clutches may contain 15-30 or more eggs. They take 90 to 120 days to hatch.

Lifespan: The AFRICAN SPURRED TORTOISE lifespan in captivity can range from 70-100 years.