Red foot tortoise for sale

Looking for a new red foot tortoise for sale?  We have some beautiful baby red footed tortoise for sale available now!

Tortoise town has the nicest captive-bred red-footed tortoises for sale online in the USA! Check out our beautiful captive bred red foot tortoise for sale selection below.  We offer baby red foot tortoises for sale, well started 6-month-old cherry head and regular red footed tortoise for sale as well as well started red foot tortoise yearlings for sale.  Cherry Head and Regular Red-foot tortoises are beautiful tortoises that originate from tropical habitats in South America, including the Amazon basin.  Our cherry head red foot tortoise for sale as well as our regular red foot tortoises for sale are raised at perfect temperature and humidity to ensure they have extremely smooth shells without any type of pyramiding.  Our baby red foot tortoise for sale are as perfect as they get!

If you are looking for the nicest red footed tortoise for sale anywhere, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve seriously got the nicest red footed tortoises for sale in the USA!

Red Footed Tortoise for sale (Chelonoidis carbonaria)

Some of the most popular pet tortoises in the United States are the red-foot tortoise who comes to us from South America.  Red-footed tortoises are native to moderate climates and have shown an ability to adapt to various climates and habitats in captivity. Red-footed tortoises’ lower cost, combined with a curious personality, make them tortoises that are commonly sought after by first-time tortoise keepers. Captive bred baby Red-footed tortoises are usually easy to buy during the warmer months of the year, are fairly easy to care for, and they remain a medium-sized tortoise so they are not requiring of huge habitats.  Red foot tortoises are the most colorful of all the tortoise kingdom!

Red Foot Tortoise for sale – Red footed tortoise Food

Feeding your red foot tortoise is easy! The Red-footed tortoises are good eaters and have a wide range of food possibilities.   With adult tortoises, we feed them the best mix possible of various fruits, veggies, flowers, and leaves. They will also graze on mulberry leaves, grape leaves, hibiscus leaves and flowers.  Feeding your red foot tortoise Mazuri tortoise chow is a staple as the red foot tortoise does require more protein than dry desert species of tortoise in addition to a variety of fresh greens and even some fruits like strawberry, mango, papaya etc.   Mazuri tortoise food for sale works well to cover any of the nutritional bases that the other diet may have missed.

Red Foot  tortoise for sale – Red footed tortoise size

Red-footed tortoise size is not normally a concern as they are medium sized tortoises.  Red foot tortoise hatchlings for sale typically measure approximately 1.5 to 2.25 inches in length once hatched. Red footed tortoise growth can be 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.

Red-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, although it is more likely with females in the 11 to 12-inch range. Like most tortoises, red-footed tortoises grow rapidly for the first five to 10 years, and then their growth slows with age.

Red-Footed Tortoise Availability

Captive bred baby Red-footed tortoises for sale are bred on a large scale in the U.S., generally in the humid southern states, where it is easier to keep them outdoors year round. Captive-bred baby red-footed tortoises are available from many sources, including local pet stores, reptile expos and directly from breeders.

Red Foot Tortoise Life Span

The red-footed tortoise lifespan can vary based on your habitat and overall tortoise care.  There are many factors, but most should live 50-90 years or even older. Red Foot Tortoises in a setup that can be as close to their natural habitat, without the threat of predation, will naturally live a longer, healthier life when in a proper Red-Footed Tortoise Habitat or red foot tortoise enclosure.  Using a tortoise house for baby red foot tortoise is fine also.

Red-footed tortoise enclosures require a sturdy wall at least 16 inches in height above ground, as well as a few inches below ground, to prevent (or discourage) these tortoises from digging. Red-footed tortoises aren’t usually burrowing or digging tortoises, so this isn’t as much of a concern as it would be with other tortoise species. See-through fences and walls should not be used, as the tortoises tend to try to escape through or over these walls if they can see the other side.

Red-Footed Tortoise for sale (Chelonoidis carbonaria)

Some of the most popular pet tortoises in the United States are the red-footed tortoises of South America. Red-footed tortoises are easy to acquire, are simple to take care of, remain a size that most can easily handle, and they show amazing colorations on their head, legs and shells. Red-footed tortoises are native to moderate climates and have shown an ability to adapt to various climates and habitats in captivity. Red-footed tortoises’ low cost, combined with a curious personality, make them tortoises that are commonly sought after by first-time tortoisekeepers.

Red-Footed Tortoise for sale | baby red footed tortoise Availability |

Red-footed tortoises are bred on a large scale in the U.S., generally in the humid southern states, where it is easier to keep them outdoors year round. Captive-bred baby red-footed tortoises are available from many sources, including local pet stores, reptile expos and directly from breeders.

Red-Footed Tortoise Size

Baby Red-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.

Red-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, although it is more likely with females in the 11 to 12 inch range. Like most tortoises, red-footed tortoises grow rapidly for the first five to 10 years, and then their growth slows with age.

Red-Footed Tortoise Life Span

The life span of a red-footed 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.

Red-Footed Tortoise for sale – Red Footed Tortoise Lighting and Temperature

We keep our adult red-footed tortoises outdoors in Las Vegas with temperatures of up to 115 degrees Fahrenheit occasionally and have had no losses to heat. Keep in mind the fact that our red-footed tortoise “jungle” is sprayed with sprinklers several times a day, which lowers the overall temperature in that area and raises humidity. The entire area is covered with 80 percent shade cloth.

Red-footed tortoises that live outdoors are tolerant to various temperature ranges. High temperatures are generally not going to be a problem provided that the tortoise has a shaded area to escape to if desired and constant access to water to soak in and drink.

Red-Footed Tortoise for sale – Red Footed tortoise Food

Red-footed tortoises are typically eager eaters, rarely turning down a meal. With adult tortoises, we feed them the best mix possible of various fruits, veggies, flowers and leaves. They will also graze on mulberry leaves, grape leaves, hibiscus leaves and flowers. They enjoy Mazuri tortoise diet as much as any tortoise does, and having this on hand works well for a backup plan if you can’t get to the store for fresh greens, and it is a good supplemental diet. Mazuri tortoise diet works well to cover any of the nutritional bases that the other diet may have missed.

Red-Footed Tortoise Water

When red-footed tortoises are housed indoors, shallow water dishes can be used, but again, they need very regular cleaning. In shallow water, the tortoises usually begin drinking immediately and flush their systems at the same time. Baby and juvenile red-footed tortoises tend to dry out much quicker than larger, more established tortoises. They can also be soaked outside the enclosure in shallow, warm water once or twice a week for 15 to 30 minutes to get fully hydrated, which also helps keep the main enclosure clean. This is a form of “forced hydration” but works well in keeping the tortoise fully hydrated.

Red-footed tortoises should have water dishes or small ponds in their outdoor enclosures. We use shallow, low-sided dishes that are glazed to make cleaning easy. Cleaning must be done on a regular basis, as most tortoises tend to soak in their dishes and defecate in them. We provide water dishes to our red-footed tortoises all year, although their use of them in the winter is very minimal. We also provide small “mudholes” and puddle-areas that the tortoises can sit in to stay cool during the hot months.

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