Tuesday, September 17, 2013

So Cute When They are little

Meet the  African Spurred Tortoise.  This little guy is about 3 inches long in this photo ...such a cute little guy.  I took this photo in the pet store where he is for sale.  There are many animals out there for sale that really shouldn't be sold in pet stores.  There are too many people out there who don't know or wont bother to tell their customers everything they need to know about the pets they are buying.  This is one of them!

African Spurred Tortoise or Sulcata Tortoise
This beautiful little guy is actually the third largest tortoise in the world.  They can get 2 to 3 feet long and 100 to 200 lbs.  They also like to dig long burrows to spend the hot days in.  They can become quite the burden for someone who isn't prepared.  As I have said before always do your research before purchasing a pet you can't guarantee the information given to you by someone trying to make a buck so doing your research before you buy is your best bet to long term pet happiness!


Mollie said...

Oh we love him :) I wouldn't be allowed one..Mommy said no more play mates for me..Thank you for popping by our mad blog..BOL xx00xx

Mollie and Alfie

Sandee said...

I had to laugh at Mollie. She can play too.

I love baby turtles. Okay, I love almost all babies.

Have a fabulous day. ☺