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Posted: 04 Jun 2019, 17:58
by Madss22
Hi need some help
I have 2 leopard tortoise of 2 years and i have taken in a sulcata
As wasn't wanted would it be okay to put him in with my leopards?

Re: Tortoise

Posted: 04 Jun 2019, 19:53
by lin
Some say its ok and some say not. I am afraid I am of the mind of 100% no dont do it. I had a huge sulcata walk over a large leopard and stood on its neck. It was lucky I was there on my way to removing the sulcata from the leopard enclosure and see what happened. If it wasnt there it could have been a very horrible story and a very expencive vet bill. Also think about pathogens that may crossover between the two species causing illneses that the other isnt accustom to.

I know its not what you want to hear but there is other reasons as well. As they gro the sulcata will need a lot more food than the leopard does and quite often a leopard would feel intimidated being in the vacinity of a larger tortoise.

I hope you have the room to keep these two beautiful species seperate because they really do need people who care looking after them.