In Reply to: tortoise size posted by glitterlust on May 02, 2003 at 20:16:19:
They can't even stay outside in most places in the USA in the winter and are a challenge to keep indoors beginning at even 10 pounds or so, nobody will get to wait till they're grown to start having challenges. However since they are very cute and cheap as hatchlings, most people will ignore this problem. Sulcatas are not a problem as long as they're the size of small box turtles. It's kind of like iguanas, they're like small lizards in ten gallon tanks, and unless they happen to die off (which they mostly did), nobody plans to have one 5-6 ft. long. Thus they, like sulcatas are considered "throw-away" pets.