The Turtle store has some gorgeous red footed tortoises for sale in stock!
Red Footed Tortoise for sale
Some of the most popular tortoises in the world, red-foot tortoises are from South America. In nature, 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. For these reasons, Red-foot tortoises for sale are commonly sought after by first-time tortoise keepers. Like the cherry head tortoise and yellow foot tortoise, red-foots are from the genus Chelonoidis carbonari.
Captive bred baby Red-footed tortoise for sale are usually easy to buy during the warmer months of the year and are fairly easy to care for. Because they mature to a medium-sized tortoise meaning they do not require huge habitats. Also, 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. Secondly, Red Foot tortoises for sale will also graze on mulberry leaves, grape leaves, hibiscus leaves and flowers. Feeding your red foot tortoise Mazuri tortoise chow is a staple is recommended. In contrast to other tortoise species, the red foot tortoise does require more protein.
Keeping in mind that dry desert species of tortoise normally only are fed greens and no fruit. While the red foot tortoise for sale, in addition to a variety of fresh greens also can be fed some fruits. Fruits we feed our baby red foot tortoises include tomato, strawberry, mango, papaya. Mazuri tortoise food for sale works well to cover any of the nutritional bases that the other diet may have missed.
Red-footed tortoise size
The Red-foot 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. Interestingly, a baby red foot tortoise for sale can have variable growth, depending on many factors. Being medium-sized tortoises, red foots are very managable even if kept indoors year round.
Red-footed tortoise adult size is generally somewhere between 11 to 14 inches in length, with some exceptions to this rule. Although Turtle Store has had females as small as 9 inches in length lay eggs, mostly female red foots can lay once in the 11 to 12-inch range. Lastly, like most tortoises, red-footed tortoises grow rapidly for the first five to 10 years. Consequently, once about 10 years of age their growth slows quite a bit.
Because protein is such a big factor concerning growth rates, it is common for red foot tortoises for sale grow slower when only fed low protein based greens. Lastly, a rule of thumb is “more protein faster growth”. We work with high quality greens and veggies and limit protein to twice a week as needed.
Red-Footed Tortoises for sale – Availability
Most importantly, captive bred baby red-footed tortoises are available from many sources. Almost all red foot tortoises under 5″ will be captive bred babies. Also, try to avoid buying a tortoise for sale from local pet stores, reptile expos and directly from red-footed tortoise breeders.
Captive bred baby Red-footed tortoises are bred on a large scale in the U.S., generally in the humid southern states. This is because it is easier to be a red-footed tortoise breeder in warm, humid areas. Areas like Florida, for example, are great for red foot tortoise breeders, where they’re kept outdoors year round.
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. Keep in mind that without the threat of predation, red foot tortoises for sale naturally live a longer, healthier life. It is for this reason that you should set up a proper Red-Footed Tortoise Habitat. When setting up your new baby red-footed tortoise for sales enclosure, consider both temp and humidity.
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 foot tortoise habitat continued
Baby red-footed tortoises aren’t usually burrowing or digging tortoises, so this isn’t as much of a concern.
Red-footed tortoises are easy to acquire, are simple to take care of. Red foot tortoise for sale remains a size that most can easily handle. In addition, baby red foot tortoises have amazing colorations on their head, legs, and shells. Red-footed tortoises are native to moderate climates. Some of the most popular pet tortoises in the United States are the red-footed tortoises of South America.
Because of this, red foot tortoises have shown an ability to adapt to various climates and habitats in captivity. Baby red foot tortoise hatchlings low cost, combined with a curious personality, make them tortoises that are commonly sought after by first-time tortoise keepers.
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 red footed tortoise breeders.
Red-Footed Tortoise Size
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.
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 Life Span
The lifespan of baby red foot tortoises hatchling for sale can vary depending on many factors, but most indications are that they can live for more than 50 years. Also, 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 Foot 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. Your new baby red foot tortoise for sale will enjoy Mazuri tortoise diet as much as any tortoise does. Because they require protein and having Mazuri tortoise chow 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.
Red-Footed Tortoise for sale – Red Footed Tortoise Lighting and Temperature
We keep our adult red-footed tortoises outdoors temperatures reach between 60 and 115 degrees. Keep in mind the fact that our red-footed tortoise “jungle” is sprayed with sprinklers several times a day. Because spraying down the enclosures 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. Also always provide your new baby red foot tortoise hatchlings constant access to water to soak in and drink.
Red-Footed Tortoise Water
Red-footed tortoise for sale 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 tortoises for sale 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.
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.
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. Baby and juvenile red footed tortoises sale tend to dry out much quicker than larger, more established tortoises.
The Turtle Store is a family run business specializing in all types of captive-bred turtles for sale. Turtle store also offers a wide variety of captive-bred baby tortoise and adult tortoise for sale, as well as many other captive bred reptiles, hatched right here at on reptile farm. We have been specializing in captive bred reptiles for sale for over 2 decades.