Care of Sulcata Tortoises (Centrochelys sulcata) in Captivity in India

Soham Mukherjee, Akanksha Mukherjee

Affiliation: Life Science Education Trust, Bengaluru, India; NAJA India, Ahmedabad

Keywords: Sulcata, Husbandry, Captive Management

Categories: News and Views, Life Sciences

DOI: 10.17160/josha.10.3.909

Languages: English

The sulcata tortoise is a popular reptile species native to Africa that has seen an increase in popularity as a pet in India in recent years. Proper captive care and husbandry are essential for the well-being and health of sulcata tortoises, and it is important to consider the specific needs and requirements of these animals in Indian conditions. This article provides a comprehensive overview of the captive care and husbandry of sulcata tortoises in Indian conditions, including considerations for different weather conditions and seasons, common health problems and their prevention measures, and other relevant topics. The article also discusses the importance of environmental enrichment, and the need to provide a stimulating and varied environment that meets the physical, social, and behavioural needs of the tortoises.

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