I have a tortoise area. I have had desert for all my life but I am getting a rescue sulcata that is about 3-4 years old I think he is a male.. I have a female full grown tortoise ( about the same size) I do not want to breed. There is to many little ones now!!! Will they get along?? and I have oleanders at the fence. I have heard they will not eat if they feel it's posion. This is a temporary enclosure for them. Have wonderful plans for the perserve. I will have plenty of their food avaliable.. I know they have different diets and will feed as they need to be fed. But will have avalibale the grass diet for both of them at all timeS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR RESPONSE.
Age: 4; Male; Breed: sulcata tortoise
desert and sulcata getting along... and oleander????
The tortoises should coexist without any problems but keeping the new tortoise in quarantine would be very wise. You do not want to expose the current tortoises to anything (paraites or infections) that may come in with your Rescue Sulcata. The quarantine should be at least 30 days and preferably 90 days. At that time you can gradually introduce the new Sulcata and you may even have yoour new preserve ready. As far as the Oleanders, do not take a chance with them. As I tell people about poisonous plants, the animals have not read the book, so do not trust what is written. Tortoises are notorious grazers and if it is around the tortoise may be drawn to it. Make sure you have the proper diets down for your new resident. Joan
I have been doing Reptile Rescues for 15+ Years