Also known as the African Spurred Tortoise, our Sulcata Tortoises typically range from about 14 in. to 22 in. in length and 15 lbs. to 40 lbs. The intricate designs along the shells of the Sulcata Tortoises make them very popular and highly sought after with keepers all over the world. The Sulcata Tortoise originated in areas near the Sahara Desert so they’re accustomed to dry, warm areas with little water and a lot of natural sunlight.Although the Sulcata Tortoise is accustomed to areas without much water, they do still require water for drinking and soaking in. Because they’re native to the Sahara Desert, where they’ve grown accustomed to traveling to find food sources and water, they are quite active in captivity. The ornate markings of the Sulcata Tortoises make them one of the more beautiful tortoise species!