Aldabra Tortoise Origin
Aldabra tortoises come from the island of Aldabra Atoll in Seychelles. The island is known for its jagged limestone border, small beaches and lagoon.
Aldabra Tortoise Care
Aldabra tortoises can make fantastic pet tortoises, but only if you have the room. They are second in size ONLY to the Galapagos tortoises. Here at Turtle store, all of our Aldabra tortoise for sale are raised with very high humidity, a high-quality diet of veggies, greens, and Mazuri. We provide top care and habitats so our Aldabra torts grow with perfect bowling ball smooth shells. Above all, Aldabra tortoise and is one of the coolest little, soon to be big Dinosaurs Alive! Giant Aldabra tortoise for sale is some of the most stunning creatures that currently roam planet earth!
Aldabra Tortoise Care
Aldabra Tortoise Habitat
Aldabra tortoises seem to tolerate a large range of conditions but a warm stable environment is recommended. Baby and adult Aldabra tortoise care includes paying attention to Aldabra tortoise habitat temperatures. Also noteworthy, the Aldabra giant tortoises for sale should have a hot spot of at least 100F. Secondly, provide yoru new pet Aldabra giant tortoise and a cool section of no less than 75F. Their heated hide box should be at least 80F.
You can attain this by fixing a heat emitter to the ceiling of the hide box. The wattage of the heat source is going to be determined by the insulation of the hide box and the surrounding temperature. A UV source is a must if you cannot provide daily exposure to natural sunlight. For this a self-ballasted mercury vapor lamp is recommended.
Aldabra tortoises and humidity
Originating from an island, aldabras need to be kept a high humidity level. The recommended is 55 to 65% for a full-grown giant tortoise. In their non-captive habitat the humidity can reach 85% for as long as three months. If humidity is not kept where it should be, you will see signs of dehydration in your tortoise. This can include pyramiding.
Aldabra Tortoise Temperature
Since they come from an island, Aldabras often do not have problems with high heat as long as they are properly hydrated. The recommended temperature is 80-95F. These temperatures can be kept by using heat lamps, heating pads or heat emitters.
Aldabra tortoise Diet
Fruits such as Apple, Pear, Strawberries, Kiwi, Mango and occasionally mellon are fed as a treat. Keep in mind to not feed too much concern is given to feeding the Apples and Berries and such. Secondly, the high moisture content foods are fed with caution. Also, on the days in between, Mazuri tortoise diet is fed. (It can be found at any feed store or can be ordered directly from Purina) Mice are fed on an occasional basis. (once a month or so in the form of prekilled mice)(It is not recommended that you watch or do this around kids). If you are interested in a different species of baby tortoise for sale, or adult tortoise for sale, check out all of our tortoises for sale here.
Vitamins in the form of crushed tablets of Centrum is added every 2 or 3 weeks. Calcium carbonate is added at every feeding. Cuttlebone is available at all times. Aldabra tortoise eat mainly grasses and broadleaf weeds and also enjoy Romaine, Escarole, Endive, Green leaf, Red leaf, Kale, Collard greens. Also, when these are fed, it is in a ratio of 2 to 1 The greens are fed every 2 to 3 days.
Aldabra tortoise for sale – aldabra tortoise water
As like all living things, giant tortoises need water. Water should be available for your tortoise at all times, not only when they are being fed. For baby aldabra tortoises, it is important that they are soaked for 10-15 minutes a day. This ensures that your baby tort is drinking water and will help prevent pyramiding on its shell in years to come. A proper tortoise soaking will last about 10 minutes and is done in a bin. It is very important to find the perfect amount of water that suits your tortoise. The water must be high enough for the tortoise to be able to drink from it but low enough so that it does not drown.
Aldabra UVB lighting
UVB light exposure is extremely important for all tortoises, including baby Pancake tortoises. We recommend a Reptisun UVB 10.0 lamp, T5 (tube style). Using the 10% lamp is good, however for distances 15-24″ above the tortoise, a 12% lamp is recommended. Arcadia UVB lamps are the best in our opinion, though a tad more pricey, they also last twice as long. The mercury vapor metal halide bulb also works well with pancake tortoises.
Aldabra Tortoise Appearance
Aldabra tortoises are dark grey to black in color. They have a thick carapace that is highly domed. Their visible small neck plate differentiates them from other species of giant tortoise. They are also the second-largest species of tortoise.
Giant Tortoises Substrate
Giant tortoises will thrive with a bark substrate in their enclosure. If breeding tortoises, make sure the substrate is deep enough so that the female tortoise will not hit the ground when digging.
Giant Aldabra Tortoise Size
Did you know that the average weight of an adult male Aldabra tortoise is approximately 550 pounds? Yes, they get huge. Males are larger than females with females averaging 350 lbs. Keep in mind there are exceptions. Currently, one Aldabra male at the Fort Worth Zoo weighs in at almost 800 pounds!
Giant Tortoise Lifespan
Aldabra tortoise long-lived lived gentle giants, some giant Aldabra tortoises for sale having reached more than 200 years of age. According to history, the oldest known Giant Aldabra in captivity at the time of this writing is 170 years old. Consider that your new baby Giant Aldabra tortoise will start off small but grow anywhere from 1-6 inches per year!
Aldabra Tortoise Breeder
Turtle store offers Aldabra tortoise hatchlings for sale, as well as well started Aldabra tortoises. Looking for a larger Aldabra tortoise for sale? We also offer yearlings and juvenile tortoises for sale online. Our breed stock of adult giant tortoises for sale is composed of some of the nicest giant aldabra tortoises in the world. Our biologist has put together one of the nicest tortoise breeding groups in the world. Because of this, we are able to offer some of the nicest baby aldabra tortoises for sale online anywhere. Captive bred baby tortoises for sale should be the only that you choose when shopping for the right tortoise breeders.
Aldabra Tortoises for sale
We have some beautiful Aldabra tortoises in stock. We only select top quality captive Aldabra tortoises focusing on healthy active tortoises with vivid color and markings.
Aldabra tortoises are fantastic animals with great outgoing personalities and beautiful colors and markings. They will eventually eat out of the owner’s hand and learn fast to come when they see you. Our baby Aldabra tortoises for sale are top notch and ready to ship to you via UPS or FedEx Overnight in heated or cooled insulated shipping containers and come with our live arrival and full 7 day health guarantee. One shipping charge covers up to 4 pancake tortoises for sale. If you are looking for more information on greek tortoise care, visit our greek tortoise care sheet.
More than just baby Aldabra Tortoises for sale
The turtle store is your source for the largest selection of captive bred baby tortoise for sale and adult tortoise for sale. All of our captive bred baby tortoises come with our full live arrival and health guarantee. Here at the turtle store, we work with over 25 species of turtles for sale including baby turtles for sale and captive bred tortoises. The turtle store guarantees you the largest selection of healthy, captive bred turtles and tortoise for sale anywhere in the USA.