5 Year Member
- Mar 25, 2013
Hi everyone, I really appreciate your thoughts. I was able to spend time with a fully grown yellowfoot and realized, I want something even larger. I just love the big guys and really want a single, very large pet tort. Sulcatas are out due to their burrowing and bulldozing abilities but I believe the pardalis pardalis leopard is the tort for me. I won't rule out a colony of redfoots in the future, but for now I will actively be searching for a South African leopard. I consulted with a colleague of mine who is a zoo/wildlife veterinarian and has a colony of leopards himself. He's never seen health issues in leopards kept here, despite the humidity in the area. South of here, the climate gets much more "tropical". I lived in Tampa for a while and it was noticeably different than it is here. So based on his experiences, and those of other friends who have leopards here, I feel ok with housing one outdoors despite the humidity.