Yellow Footed Tortoise for sale
Yellow foot tortoises for sale are some of the most colorful tortoises anywhere in the world. Did you know that yellow footed tortoises for sale are closely related to red foots? Also, the cherry head tortoise is a close cousin of the yellow foot. Cherry head tortoise for sale are available from our tortoise farm as well as the baby yellow foot tortoise.Tortoise town offers vibrantly colored baby red foot tortoises for sale. Also, we offer well-started baby red footed tortoise as well as juvenile and young adult red foot tortoise.
Baby Yellow foot tortoise Diet
Yellow foot tortoises eat a wide variety of greens, protein, veggies, and fruits. Feeding your yellow foot tortoise daily is recommended. Yellow foots eat more protein than most species of tortoise for sale. Both the yellow foot tortoise for sale and the Cherry head tortoise also eat the same diet as the baby or adult yellow-footed tortoise.
Yellow foot tortoise humidity
Humidity is important with all forest species of tortoise. Yellow foot tortoises, like the cherry head tortoise for sale, and baby yellow foot tortoise require higher humidity than most species of tortoise. Humidity levels for yellow foot tortoises for sale should be in the neighborhood of 65-75% at all times
Yellow-footed tortoise UVB Lighting
UVB is important when keeping any species of tortoise. Yellow foot tortoises, yellow foots, and cherry heads will require less UVB than most tortoise species. Using a 5 or 6% UVB lamp works well for forest species like the yellow foot. Here we recommend Arcadia brand UVB lamps as they are clearly the best in the world. You can find them in our tortoise lighting section. Buying the right yellow foot tortoise UVB lamp is important, so don’t skimp!
Yellow Foot tortoise for sale Habitat
Habitats can really be made from anything from a fish tank to a tortoise box, to an old table. Using something that works for your particular application is key from the start. For example: If you live in south Florida, you will eventually be keeping your baby yellow foot outside once he or she is a yearling to juvenile. Those who live in the northeast and colder areas may keep their tortoise indoors year-round, or most of the year. The main thing to consider when setting up your yellow foot tortoise habitat is making sure you can maintain humidity in the area of 75% most of the time.
Yellow-Footed Tortoise for sale | baby yellow-footed tortoise Availability |
Yellow-footed tortoises are rare in the U.S., generally in the humid southern states when compared to red and cherry heads. In southern states, it is easier to keep them outdoors year round. Captive-bred baby yellow -footed tortoises are available from many sources. Finding a yellow foot tortoise breeder like Tortoise Town is the best way to buy a baby yellow foot tortoise.
Yellow Footed Tortoise for sale | Yellow foot tortoise Size
Baby Yellow-footed tortoise hatchlings for sale normally measure approximately 1½ to 2 inches in carapace length out of the egg. Growth rates are variable depending on many factors but are mostly based on the amount and quality of food they are taking in as well as the temperatures they are exposed to.
Yellow-footed tortoise adult size is generally somewhere between 11 to 14 inches in length, with some exceptions to this rule. We have had females as small as 9 inches in length lay eggs. However, it is more likely with females in the 11 to 12 inch range. Like most tortoises, yellow-footed tortoises grow rapidly for the first five years, then their growth slows with age.
Yellow-Foot Tortoise for sale – Lifespan
The lifespan of a baby yellow foot tortoise for sale can vary depending on many factors, but most indications are that they can live for more than 50 years. Tortoises kept in ideal conditions that mimic their natural habitat, without the threat of predation, tend to have higher life spans than tortoises raised in artificial settings.