Young Adult Redfoot Tortoise
Priced From $250.00
Several available – undetermined sex
Occasionally available, our juvenile redfoot tortoises are at least two years old and include pre-adults to an age of 5 years or more. Often (particularly, with younger inventory), these are of undetermined sex. If so, that will be the only purchase option available. In the case that sex is known, you may select “Male” to purchase one or more males, “Female” to purchase one or more females, or “Group” to purchase a single male plus one or more females. For example, to purchase a pair, select “Group” and then select a quantity of 2. Alternatively, to purchase a trio, select “Group” and then select a quantity of three. Of course, inventory limits may exclude certain purchase options.
Redfoot Tortoise Young Adults (Chelonoidis carbonaria)
The Redfoot (Red footed) tortoise is native to areas of Central America and 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.
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.
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Male, Female, Undetermined, Group