Cherry Head Tortoise for sale
Looking for a new baby cherry head tortoise for sale? Tortoise town has the nicest captive bred baby cherry head tortoises for sale.
Also known as the Cherry Head Red-Footed Tortoise for sale
Since they are technically the same type of tortoise as the red-footed tortoise, cherry head tortoise for sale, or cherry head red foot tortoise for sale, have the same Latin name of Geochelone carbonaria. The cherry head red-footed tortoise for sale has identical care requirements of a baby red foot tortoise for sale. Also, they are considered a smaller variant of the larger red-footed tortoise and are closely related to the yellow-footed tortoise.
About Cherry Head Tortoises for sale
Interestingly enough, some believe the cherry head tortoise were intentionally bred to be small red-footed tortoises but in fact, they are actually native to Brazil.
Secondly, the smaller variation of Geochelone carbonaria is an Eastern variant which sports a redhead and was named the cherry head red-footed tortoise in the pet trade. Lastly, they are known as Brazilian cherry head tortoises. Brazilian baby Cherry head tortoises are often found along rivers and close to the edge of forests.
Becayse Red-footed tortoises are very popular pet tortoises they’ve have become a vulnerable species for extinction in the wild. Most because of people catching them and selling them as pets. Lastly, captive bred baby cherry head tortoise for sale are available so you should never purchase a wild-caught tortoise.
Cherry head red-footed tortoises live up to 50 years in captivity and possibly even longer. They are definitely a long-term commitment like many other types of tortoises.
Feeding Cherry Head Red Foot Tortoise for sale
In the wild, cherry head red-footed tortoises are omnivores and eat a wider range of foods than many other species of tortoises. Keeping in mind that it is very important not to feed a lot of animal protein. Considering that one very small serving of moistened low-fat cat food or lean meat (e.g. one ounce for a full grown cherry head red-footed tortoise) every other week is enough. Most importantly, a variety of fresh, dark, leafy greens such as dandelion greens, endive, mustard greens, and escarole (but monitor the calcium to phosphorous ratios of these greens), vegetables, and fruits should also be fed (they also tolerate fruit better than many other species). Lastly, a calcium and vitamin D3 supplement should be used a few times a week on the food as well.
Size of Cherry Head Red-Footed Tortoise for sale
Adult cherry head red-footed tortoises are typically under 12 inches in length.
Housing your new baby Cherry Head Red-Footed Tortoise for sale Outdoors
This species is native to tropical areas and prefers a humid climate. A sturdy, escape-proof enclosure can be provided outdoors and a sprinkler or mister can be used to increase the humidity if needed. A muddy wallow will be used as well as a pan of clean water for your tortoise to crawl into. An area densely planted with vegetation provides a cool retreat and a natural habitat. A doghouse-type shelter can be used for adult cherry head red-footed tortoises and the enclosure should be heated if nighttime temperatures drop below 65-70 degrees Fahrenheit (18-21 degrees Celsius). Daytime temperatures can safely reach up to 95 degrees Fahrenheit (32-35 degrees Celsius).