Is my baby tortoise still fine?


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5 Year Member
Nov 17, 2013
@Netsu You have a Parrot Beaked Tortoise not a sulcata tortoise. Did you find it locally? They are native to the Cape Province of South Africa, so perhaps it is trying to hibernate during your winter. Do you live in the Cape Province or did you find it there? If not, where did you get it?

Also, it is NOT a baby tortoise. It looks as though it is nearly full grown. 10-11 cm. is the adult size of the species. How big is your tortoise?

Don't follow the Care Sheet instructions for a sulcata tortoise as some of them do not apply to your tortoise. I will look for care instructions for Homopus species tortoises and post whatever I am able to find here later for you.