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    Cherryhead: Territorial/Bullying...? Breeding...? Advice Please!

    Hello-- This young Brazilian "Cherryhead" (3 years old? 4?) arrived recently, and I introduced it to my creep of 1 male/4 females (one of the females is 8 years old; the others are 5, and I have had the latter since they were hatchlings). As soon as I put the new one in the pen--sex is...
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    Time for Today's Installment of...Male? Female?

    Hello-- Just got this one; purported to be 4 years old. Any thoughts as to the sex? When I dropped it in with my creep of 5 year olds consisting of 1 male/4 females, the established male--who up to now has shown indifference to the females and keeps to himself--kind of freaked. out...
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    Brazilian (Cherry) Plastron

    Hello-- I am trying to determine the sex of a 4-year-old Brazilian/Cherryhead. The tail looks female, but the anal scute looks male. The plastron is perfectly flat, though I frequently read that the male Cherryhead may show no concavity to it. Is this in fact correct? Can any actual owner of a...
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    4-yr-old Cherryhead: eyes stay closed when awoken

    Hello: Has anyone experienced this? My 4-yr-old Cherryhead--who appears to be the only male in my creep of 5--takes 30 seconds and sometimes longer to open his eyes when picked up and/or jostled in the mornings. They are outside year 'round here, where we're on an island off the Gulf Coast of...
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    Is Mexican petunia safe?

    Hello fellow Florida people-- Are we certain that Ruellia Simplex/Purple Showers/Mexican Petunia is safe for the Redfoot...? My yard is filled with this (invasive) plant (that I wish I never got involved with) though as I always believed it to be toxic, I have kept my tortoises away from it...
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    Raccoons?

    Hello-- I'm still unsure on this one. A friend of mine who lives on a large farm some 35 miles inland advises his herd of @50 RF and YF adult tortoises are never preyed upon by raccoons. Further, I notice that the Kamp Kenan guy leaves his various species of adult tortoises in open enclosures...
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    Predators/Plants/Habitat for RF

    Hello-- I will start by saying I will abbreviate redfoot to RF, because otherwise spellcheck keeps changing it to REDCOAT... I live in zone 10a on an island off the Gulf Coast of FL and I currently have my group of 4 juvenile (6" or so) RF/CH in a 10' x 4.5' enclosure (see photo). There is a...
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    Looking for 1 juvenile (6" or so) female Cherryhead

    Please let me know if you have a female Cherryhead that's about 3 years old/6-7" or so. Thank you!
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    Redfoots: Yet another request to help determine sexes...

    Hello-- We have four Redfoots (one is a particularly stunning black Cherryhead) that are 3-4 years old, and they measure between 6 and 8 inches. I am curious to know what the sexes are, and while I try to glean info from the internet, I really cannot tell for sure... 1,000 thank-yous in...
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    Redfoot/Year-'round outdoors/Question

    Hello-- First-time poster; greetings. I have four Redfoot Tortoises--one a Cherryhead variety--and they are nearly 2 years old. I'm in zone 10a on an island off the Gulf Coast of Florida. Last "winter" I kept them inside, but my idea now that they are bigger is to leave them in a 10' x 4'...
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