Need help with New Baby Sulcata Tortoises
by Worried Mother
I just got 2 baby african sulcata tortoises last week. One is about 2.75 inches, named Brutus. He seems to be doing well, he walks around for about two hours a day and eats about ever other day. His eyes are open, however he seems to rub at them alot with his front legs. He is also making a squeeking noise every now and then. He will squeek and then then retreat inside his shell a little bit. It reminds me of a sneeze but I am not sure. I also have not seen him poop yet, although there was some hard, dark poop in his pen. Is this normal?
The other baby, Porsha, is only 2.5 inches big and her eyes are not open yet. I am wondering if they are not open yet because she is so young or if something is wrong. I can see the eye moving behind her eye lid, and I can see where the slit is for her eyes to open, but they have not opened yet. She is also not as active. She moves around the pen for about an hour and sleeps the rest of the day. She is not crazy about lettuce yet either, although I have got her to eat banana. I have seen her poop and pee though, but its dark and runny. Is this normal?
I have had them for about a week now. Any information would be helpful.