Tippy is a South African Sulcata Tortoise, which is the fastest growing species of Tortoise. Tippy was bought as a gift and was the size of a 50 pence piece seven years ago. Tippy must be kept heated at all times and only ventures out into the garden when he is sufficiently warm. When he starts to feel the cold he returns to his house to warm up again. Tippy gets on very well with any new dogs, although when they first see him they are a little confused!