||Two years old|
is a two-year-old Sulcata Tortoise. He may be little right now but
when he is full grown he will be over 150 pounds ... then he will be a true bulldozer.
I bought Bulldozer and his sister Puzzles (who is no longer with us, God rest
her soul) when they were just a week old from a reptile store. For the first
year of his life he lived inside a glass terrarium but now he lives in a big
tub outside. He doesn't need a UV bulb since he gets natural sun but he loves
his heat bulb. Bulldozer spends his time in his cage digging in the sand,
eating his pellets, and soaking in his water dish. I made a special pen which
I call a turnout and I put him outside when the weather is nice. In his
turnout he can really stretch out those cute little legs and run to his
heart's content... okay maybe not run but you get the idea.
Out in his turnout I like to feed him all sorts of yummy things. He eats all
kinds of fruits and vegetables, though he only gets fruit once a week because
it's high in sugar. Bulldozer also eats different kinds of plants such as
Hibiscus leaves, rose petals, California Poppies (don't tell anyone; you're
not supposed to pick them but I figure it's for a good cause), clover, and Dandelions.
When Bulldozer hears me coming he starts walking towards me because he knows
he is going to either get a treat or some one on one attention. Bulldozer is
a great little tortoise and I can't wait until he's all grown up!
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