African Spurred Tortoise questions

by Shyla Casey
(Nashville, NC, USA)

I have a friend at work who wants to give me an African Spurred tortoise. I have a couple questions before I commit to it. First off, I can not find any info online about if it is legal to own one here in Nashville, NC. Also, when he showed it to me at his house, it had some sort of white substance coming out of it, what is that? I know it's not poop, cause it also did that. Thank you guys so much for your time!

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Dec 26, 2013
Legal ownership
by: Anonymous
It is not legal to own it if it taken from the wild.

Dec 19, 2013
i have a african spurred tortoise
by: Anonymous

is it legal to own one in cape town southe afrika?

Aug 02, 2009
African Spurred Tortoise Answers
by: Shelly

African spurred tortoises are protected. It is legal in the US to own an african spurred tortoise that is was bred in the United States.

The white material is similar to what a bird does when it defecates. It is normal.

Keep it slow and steady.

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