sulcata/galapagos tortoise

by kellie-anne

Hi I wonder if you can help, i am not sure if my tortoise is a sulcata or one from the galapogos islands, can you tell me the difference in the two please.


Comments for sulcata/galapagos tortoise

Click here to add your own comments

Aug 11, 2009
Sulcata And Galapagos Differences
by: Shelly

A photo would certainly have helped.

One obvious difference is that the sulcata is a spur-thighed tortoise, which means it will have spurs on it's back thighs. The galapagos tortoise will have no such spurs.

There are other difference, of course. If you do a google image search for the two breeds, you can see which photos look most like your tortoise.

Keep it slow and steady.

Click here to add your own comments

Return to Ask Your Turtle or Tortoise Question.