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A complete self cleaning, self maintaining bioactive kit for Sulcata Tortoises. This Bioactive kit is meant for younger tortoises, as sub adults and adults should be kept outdoors for beneficial heat, UVB and humidity. Sulcata tortoises are by far one of the most distributed and sold tortoises in the pet trade. These tortoises get very large and go through a complete change in husbandry changes from baby to sub adult. During their young life, Sulcata tortoises will spend the majority of their life underground, burrowed where the humidity is highest. This is imperative for proper shell growth and overall homeostasis of these delicate tortoises. Providing high humidity, with solid ventilation is a must when keeping these tortoises indoors when young. When the tortoises are large and healthy enough to travel the arid desert, they will be commonly seen eating cacti and grasses found in their region.
The Dude's proprietary Bio Shot will promote the self cleaning, self maintaining bioactive ecosystem for your tortoise. With their unique desert requirements, Terra Sahara is used. Not only will all of their tunnels and burrows be retained, this will allow you to create humidity dens in certain parts of their terrarium. Mixing cork within the substrate and on the top level will allow your tortoise to create necessary dens and burrows. This unique mixture will also allow you to plant arid dwelling live plants that are edible to your tortoise. Plants that are available in the terrarium should have the expectation that they will be destroyed. This not only provides enrichment to your torts, but allows them to naturally forage and graze as they would in the wild. The Opuntia is a favorite snack to these tortoises.
The Dude's Ca+ bones are great to break up and mix in the soil. Not only will your Sulcata tortoises find them during their digging excursions and slowly eat them, but this is a great alternative way to offer necessary Calcium. Calcium is vital for proper shell development and overall muscularskeletal longevity. The Alfalfa hay carries essential protein and has the essential amount of fiber and other nutrients for these grassland tortoises. Many Sulcata tortoises will eat the hay while creating their "nest". It is a great addition to their terrarium, providing them options. Grassland grasses can also be offered and planted directly into their terrarium.
With land tortoises in general their environment becoming 100% self cleaning takes slightly longer than it typically would due to the overall size of their environment and their destructive nature. They will take the substrate on the bottom and turn it on the top, they will flip over your cork and attempt to eat and destroy the plants - What you have to remember is that this is what they do as a species and it is important to nurture that. With their diet being mainly organic plant matter with the occasional protein their feces breaks down very quickly. This kit is expected to give your tortoise the ability to dig deep, dense tunnels while giving them the ability to thermoregulate, hydrate and feel secure.
It is very important to provide a large, clean source of water and proper heating and UVB as these turtles require it.
These bioactive kits are done via tank size and base floor footprint size. Do you need a custom tank size? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and the Dude can get you a custom kit together.
Available in the following sizes:
40 Breeder - Terra Sahara Bioactive kit, x1 Ca+ Bone, x1 Alfalfa bale, x 3 cork flats, x1 Opuntia Cacti
75 gallon - Terra Sahara Bioactive kit, x1 Ca+ Bone, x1 Alfalfa bale, x 4 cork flats, x1 Opuntia Cacti
4' x 4' - x4 36 quart Terra Sahara, 144 quart Bioshot, x2 Leaf Litter, x2 Ca+ Bone, x1 Alfalfa bale, x5 cork flats, x 1 Opuntia Cacti
6' x 4' - x6 36 quart Terra Sahara, 216 quart Bioshot, x2 Leaf Litter, x2 Ca+ Bone, x1 Alfalfa bale, x6 cork flats, x 1 Opuntia Cacti