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Red footed tortoise humidity

red footed tortoise humidity

 

Humidity for red footed tortoises should be kept at 60-80% which is harder to keep in a tank or open enclosure. The best way to establish this is by using a plastic bin with holes drilled throughout and PVC racks. Aquariums may be used but they are harder to maintain humidity in, unless you cover the majority of the lid with plastic wrap or some type of blocking agent. Using a plastic bin is the cheapest alternative and do work but get a proper bin that will not melt from heat . PVC’s for reptiles are amazing for keeping red foots. For those who do not know what we mean, here is  pictures of a PVC enclosures. If you are looking to purchase one of these, please contact us and we can connect you with a supplier.  We recommend reptile basics for cost effective nice setups.

Indoor and outdoor Red footed tortoise enclosures setting up a pen like one a Russian, Greek, or Hermann’s would thrive in (open, lots of sunshine, and a hide) is not what these tortoises need and is all too often what I see.In that type of setup keeping the temperature between 70 and 90 degrees let alone the humidity between 70 and 90% is extremely difficult unless you soak it down 5-6 times a day.

Your Red footed tortoise enclosures, whether indoor or outdoor, should mimic their natural habitat and have 60-75% of the pen area covered in plants. Plastic ones work best for indoor pens because they don’t get eaten.

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 redfoot 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.  If you are looking for a more colorful baby red foot tortoise, consider the cherry head red foot tortoise.  We have some really nice brightly colored cherry head tortoise for sale online.  As with all of our tortoise for sale, and baby tortoises for sale, all of our red foots come with a live arrival and 7 day health guarantee.

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Red footed tortoise habitat

red footed tortoise habitat

 

Humidity for red footed tortoises should be kept at 60-80% which is harder to keep in a tank or open enclosure. The best way to establish this is by using a plastic bin with holes drilled throughout and PVC racks. Aquariums may be used but they are harder to maintain humidity in, unless you cover the majority of the lid with plastic wrap or some type of blocking agent. Using a plastic bin is the cheapest alternative and do work but get a proper bin that will not melt from heat . PVC’s for reptiles are amazing for keeping red foots. For those who do not know what we mean, here is  pictures of a PVC enclosures. If you are looking to purchase one of these, please contact us and we can connect you with a supplier.  We recommend reptile basics for cost effective nice setups.

Indoor and outdoor Red footed tortoise enclosures setting up a pen like one a Russian, Greek, or Hermann’s would thrive in (open, lots of sunshine, and a hide) is not what these tortoises need and is all too often what I see.In that type of setup keeping the temperature between 70 and 90 degrees let alone the humidity between 70 and 90% is extremely difficult unless you soak it down 5-6 times a day.

Your Red footed tortoise enclosures, whether indoor or outdoor, should mimic their natural habitat and have 60-75% of the pen area covered in plants. Plastic ones work best for indoor pens because they don’t get eaten.

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 redfoot 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.  If you are looking for a more colorful baby red foot tortoise, consider the cherry head red foot tortoise.  We have some really nice brightly colored cherry head tortoise for sale online.  As with all of our tortoise for sale, and baby tortoises for sale, all of our red foots come with a live arrival and 7 day health guarantee.

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Red footed tortoise diet

red footed tortoise diet

Red footed tortoises are omnivorous. They consume both animal and plant material in the wild.  Below is a list of red footed tortoise safe greens and red foot tortoise safe vegetables.

Red Footed tortoise safe plants
Most grocery stores have a decent selection of greens that redfoot tortoises readily eat. Ideally the greens should be organic and pesticide free. However this is the real world and not all tortoise keepers have access to “ideal” food. So, I have this section as a starting point for a varied diet. The following greens are easily found in my local stores:
Romaine lettuce
Red and green leaf lettucecherry head tortoise for sale
Endive
Escarole
Chicory
Radicchio
Turnip greens
Mustard greens
Kale
Collards
Spring Mix (mixed salad greens)
cabbage (on occasion)

VEGETABLES
Yellow squash
Zucchini
Winter squash
Pumpkin
Carrots (on occasion)
Green Beans (on occasion)


FRUIT
Papaya
Mangos
Apples (be sure there are no seeds)
Strawberries
Blackberries
Cactus fruit
Tomatoes

OTHER GOOD CHOICES 
Some other favorites of my tortoises that are available:
Hibiscus (flowers and leaves)
Opuntia cactus pads
Hosta
Sedum
Mulberry leaves
Hen and Chicks
Ice Plants
Prickly pear flowers, fruit and pads (burn the spines off)
Dandelion
Plantain (not the banana type fruit….the weed plantago major)
Mallow (flowers and leaves) 

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Red Foot Tortoise Care Sheet


Henbit
Rose (flowers and leaves….make sure no systemic pesticides were used)
Chrysanthemum flowers
Cornflowers
 Plagiobothrys ssp
Forsythia (flowers and leaves)
Dayflower 
 Commelina diffusa (flowers and leaves)
Californian Poppy   
escholzia  

Make sure all plants and weeds fed are cleaned and always pesticide and herbicide free.

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 redfoot 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.  If you are looking for a more colorful baby red foot tortoise, consider the cherry head red foot tortoise.  We have some really nice brightly colored cherry head tortoise for sale online.  As with all of our tortoise for sale, and baby tortoises for sale, all of our red foots come with a live arrival and 7 day health guarantee.