CherryHead Hatchling

5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews )

Priced From $325.00 & Shipping

We have four Brazilian cherry heads hatchlings available!

Our cherryhead hatchlings are always in high demand because of their beautiful coloration.  These are all recently hatched captive bred tortoises that are actively eating and at least three weeks of age.  Typical ages range between 3 and six months.  Given their young age, their sex remains undetermined and they must be kept in a protected indoor environment.   When properly cared for, they will provide a lifetime of enjoyment.

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Cherry Head Redfoot Tortoise (Chelonoidis carbonaria)

The cherryhead tortoise is a subspecies o the redfoot tortoise.  The Redfoot tortoise is native to northern South America where it lives in tropical grasslands and forest edges of the Amazon Basin. The Florida climate, where we keep our breeders and their captive bred offspring, provides a good substitute environment for these tortoises. As they are also quite adaptable to varying climate conditions, they can be maintained in more northern areas but will need to be kept inside a heated area during winter or other cold periods (e.g., temperatures below 45 degrees Fahrenheit). With their attractive appearance, typical full size of about 12-14 inches, and ease of care, these are our most popular tortoise choice. When properly cared for, they will provide a lifetime of enjoyment.

Our Redfoot breeders openly graze for much of their dietary needs. This is augmented with fresh greens, succulent plants, Opuntia Cactus, and various fruits (e.g., bananas and mangos). Adults also receive a small amount of protein (commercially packaged turtle food, broken down with water) to augment their predominantly vegetable diet. Hatchlings are fed similarly with very little or no protein.

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NOTE: Must be 18+ years old to order. Please check your state and local laws concerning captive species before ordering. Turtles and tortoises under 4 inches are sold for scientific, educational, and exhibition purposes only.


Additional information

Common Name

Cherry Head Redfoot Tortoise

Scientific name

Chelonoidis carbonaria




Typical adult size

9 – 12 inches

Source Country

Brazil, Paraguay

4 reviews for CherryHead Hatchling

5.00 out of 5 stars

  1. 5 out of 5

    Great experience. Clear, professional communication. I was able to choose the exact hatchling I wanted from the small clutch, and I received an active, healthy friendly little tort. Ate shortly after arriving. He/she has been here for 10 days and is thriving. Already a member of the family. I would buy from Bill again.

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  2. 5 out of 5

    Bill was very professional and prompt in answering questions and providing additional photos. The cherryheads I got from Bill are gorgeous and very high quality! Would definitely buy from him again!

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  3. 5 out of 5

    My Cherryhead Tortoise arrived in perfect condition and is just beautiful! I get a lot of compliments on his color. The customer service was terrific; I highly recommend Redfoot Ranch.

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  4. 5 out of 5

    I received the best, professional attention and information to help me succeed with the purchase and care of my hatchling cherry head red foot. Bill took time to answer all my questions, and made sure I was purchasing all the necessary equipment and the correct lighting. I couldn’t have done it all without his help.

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