Red Footed Tortoise, Well Started Hatchling
Red footed Tortoise 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. The males tend to get larger then the females as they become adults. Male Red-Footed tortoises usually get around 13.5 inches while females usually grow to around 11.25 inches therefore the Red Footed Tortoise can grow to be around 20 pounds, as well. A lot of these Tortoises tend to live over 50+ years, on average.
The red footed tortoises are herbivorous, which means they only eat plants and do not consume any sort of meat. 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. Because of this, their Supplements 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. Most female Red Footed Tortoise can lay up to 15 eggs, as a result they tend to have a lot of hatchlings.
Red-footed Tortoises are one of the most popular species kept over the world - and once you begin working with them, it's easy to see why.
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