Aldabra tortoise for sale
CB Reptile has some fantastic and flawless, bowling ball smooth captive bred baby Aldabra tortoise for sale. We have captive bred baby Aldabra tortoise hatchings, well started baby Aldabra tortoises for sale (recommended over the more fragile hatchlings) and cute and plump 1-year-old Aldabra tortoise for sale in stock.
The best baby Aldabra tortoise for sale anywhere!
Our captive bred Aldabra tortoises for sale come from Seychelles breed stock from the Seychelles Islands and exemplify the species standard. Giant Aldabra tortoises exist ONLY on the Seychelles Islands and are the 2nd largest of all species of tortoise, second only to the giant Galapagos tortoise. They reach sizes of up to 350 lbs for females and over 500 pounds for males. The longest-lived Aldabra tortoise was recorded to reach 256 years old age, so be ready to “will” your tortoise to your kids!
With a Biologist ON SITE, all of our Aldabra tortoises for sale online come with our live arrival and full 7-day health guarantee. Our baby Aldabra tortoises for sale are ready to ship to your door via FedEx in heated or cooled containers and will arrive the morning after shipment. Typically they leave here around 7 pm and are on your doorstep the next morning between 8-10am.
Aldabra Tortoise for sale
You can find Aldabra tortoise for sale at select reptile stores, tortoise breeders, reptile shows and sometimes on the Internet. If you are able to find one, no doubt you will find them very rewarding to keep.
Giant Aldabra Tortoise Size
The average weight of an adult male Aldabra tortoise is approximately 550 pounds, although there is one at the Fort Worth Zoo that weighs in at nearly 800 pounds.
baby Aldabra Tortoise Diet and Aldabra tortoise food list
Aldabra tortoises are mostly herbivores. In the wild, they eat grass, leaves, plants, stems and other tasty weeds. They will also feed on insects and dead animals, even their own kind. In captivity, they will eat grass, flowers, cactus pads, all sorts of leafy greens and commercial tortoise food. They also like fruit and melons.
Aldabra Tortoise Life Span
Aldabra tortoises are long-lived, some having reached more than 200 years of age. The oldest known Aldabra in captivity at the time of this writing is 170 years old.
baby Aldabra Tortoise for sale Habitat
Keeping Aldabra tortoises outdoors is usually the best way to house them. Hatchlings up to 2 years old can be housed indoors, but once they get beyond that, they need the great outdoors to roam. For babies up to a year old, tortoise tubs or the equivalent work very well. Use bark or crushed coconut for the bottom of the enclosure. Provide a hotspot of about 90 degrees Fahrenheit at one end of the enclosure with an ambient temperature of about 80 degrees. Mercury vapor lights work well for this, as they provide both UVB and heat all in one fixture.
Aldabra tortoises get large, so as a rule of thumb, the bigger the outdoor enclosure, the better. I house mine in a pen made of ornate cinder blocks. The wall is a bit over two feet tall, and the paddock area is 100 feet by 30 feet. Depending on how many you plan to house, the size of your paddock can vary. Aldabra tortoises do best at temperatures of 80 to 95 degrees. Provide your tortoise house with heat lamps, heat emitters and/or large outdoor-use heat pads (“pig blankets”) to maintain the proper temperature even when the weather outside is cold. The entrance to the house should be large enough for the tortoise to easily enter and exit, and a door is handy to lock the tortoise inside on very cold days or nights. Aldabra tortoises love mudholes, and if you can build one, or a shallow pond for them to soak in, they will be very content. Unlike most tortoises, they are also good swimmers.
Aldabra Tortoise Behavior and Life History
Aldabra tortoises spend the mornings and early evenings eating, and they spend the hotter parts of the day in the shade or lounging in shallow water holes. They are deceptively quick when they want to be and will actually sprint away if frightened. If they think you have a treat for them they will sprint right to you.