5"- 6" Red Footed Tortoises
We try to keep a few hand picked Adult Red Footed Tortoises for keepers looking for larger tortoises for outdoor pens, and or, to add to keeper's existing groups. Each of these has tortoises been hand raised, recognizes keepers, and is ready for a new home. These have been singled out for outstanding color, and classically shaped shells, and each is in superb condition ... Their description and husbandry is identical to that of our younger Red Footed Tortoises - and follows.
Red-footed Tortoises are the inhabitants of the exotic Jungles of the Caribbean, central and south America. They are quite intelligent, they have good memory and learn rapidly where and when food is available; and where shelter and basking is to be found. They have a strong sense of smell, and their sense of touch includes even the slightest contact with their shell.
Grasses, clover hay, dark, leafy greens, (except for spinach) cactus, carrots and mixed vegetables are all good for Red-footed Tortoises. Sweet, red fruits are their favorites. Supplements that are high in calcium and low in phosphorus, are best for this hearty species.
Red-footed Tortoises do very well in community settings. With a little extra care, hatchlings thrive with other tortoises. Shallow, warm water soaking every third day, a warm basking spot and plenty of food is the key for these pretty starter tortoises.
Red-footed Tortoises are one of the most popular species kept the world over - and once you begin working with them, it's easy to see why.