cherry head

  1. Sunflower42

    Hi from my tortoise and I

    Hi I’m Jen and this is my 18 cherryhead tortoise Gilligan. We have been together since he was a yearling. He is domestically bred and we live in South FL.
  2. leopard2000

    Cherry-Head Red Foot Tortoise with Marbling and Red Foot Tortoise (4 yo, Juveniles)

    Hello! It breaks my heart to admit that I cannot take care of my babies anymore. Tahu and Pequena have been with me since they were hatchlings in 2020. As I move on to other things in life at 23 I find it harder and harder to properly take care of them. They are now Juveniles and are some of...
  3. S

    New girl!

    Just adopted a 3 year old red foot and am in love :)) here is a pic here name is strawberry shortcake :)
  4. J

    First time tortoise owner with 2 cherry heads needs advice

    Hello, My wife and I got 2 cherry heads (Cherry (F) and Berry (M)) 6 months ago we really like them and things have be going well so far (the forums have been very helpful). They are currently in a 2'x4' enclosure and I'm getting ready to build them a larger one. Reading that they...
  5. Meena

    Cherry Head expert help - New growth lines? (10 month)

    (sorry for the blurry images, I had just sprayed her enclosure) Just checking that this is normal? She's had these white lines around her scutes for couple months now. I've read a lot of different opinions about it but I trust this forum best. She's a healthy active gal, in her "starter"...
  6. X

    keeping redfoots indoor

    Im looking at getting a tortoise within the next few years (or longer depending) as they're one of my favourite animals and I absolutely love redfoots they're my favourite species but I do live in canada so i would not be able to keep one outside. I would probably have an indoor enclosure and...
  7. F

    Help identify species? (Testudinidae)

    Howdy, I'm new here and hope to not be annoying BUT I have a tortoise that makes me question the species. 'She' was sold as a redtail but, Ive always questioned that. She was from a local chain pet store, they are great people there and I chose to purchase her after she had been there for 8...
  8. A

    Humidity help please

    This is Jennifer! What Fogger do y’all recommend for an indoor enclosure for our cherry head tortoise? We have got the temps almost perfected but we are struggling with humidity staying right without us spraying the enclosure 3x a day. Any suggestion on a automatic Fogger/mister would be...
  9. JesseS

    Cherry head or not?

    Ok I know this is asked a lot but I'm curious on opinions. We acquired Nebbie from a rough spot in a 25 gallon tank with 2 other redfoots twice her size, no sign of humidity and vet immediately dx a LRI. She's on injections now. I was told she is a cherry head. What are your thoughts? (Pics...
  10. catullus

    Two-year-old cherryheads

    Available for adoption in the East Bay, CA (no shipping). Healthy and lively! Incubated at high temps. Approx 5 inches. More details and photos available for serious inquiries. Let me know roughly where you're located, and what your experience is with redfoots or tortoises in general.
  11. ShelbyGinger2022

    Cherry Head: 1st time tortoise owner

    We are 1st time tortoise owner here in Brazil. We got our cherry head from friend's friend because they are not capable taking care of these two lovely and sweet cherry head tortoise. We are having difficulty in giving them a bath especially the male. I think they are already 14 inches.
  12. Meena

    Light tan/dry looking marks around inner scutes of baby cherry head

    Hello! New owner to a 4 month old cherry head - and we're in love :) My husband and I are new to tortoise care. We live in Southern California and (after careful research for almost a month) received our first cherry head hatchling 2 weeks ago. The breeder lives in SoCal as well, he has a...
  13. B

    2y/o cherry head update pix

    Hi everyone… enjoy pictures of my cherry head red foot who turned 2 back in February (:
  14. Y


    Hi, i have an almost 7 month old cherry head, born on July 8, 2021- for the past two days my tort (named yoshi) hasn’t been pooping, i even tried soaking yoshi a little bit longer. thankfully today yoshi did eat well so maybe tomorrow but i was examining yoshi and i noticed some new changes. by...
  15. C

    Something is wrong with my tortoises eyes

    I noticed something wrong with my Cherry Heads eyes when I took him out for his soak this afternoon. Any thoughts / suggestions? The enclosure is 87 on the basking side with 27% humidity. The cool side is 77 with 55% humidity. He has a large hide, eats pellets, carrots, dandelion greens...
  16. T

    White on rim of shell (cherry head red-foot)

    Our baby cherry head red-foot tortoise is developing this whiteness on the bottom rim of her shell & it’s now on her belly. Any ideas what it could be? The internet has said anything from simple signs of shell growth to shell rot & we just want to make sure we’re leaving it alone if it’s nothing...
  17. R

    How do my cherry heads look?

    I have owned this guy's for about 4 months now. The larger one I got from a pet store when I saw he was not being properly cared for. The smaller one I got from a breeder. I give them a few hours of outside time and keep their enclosure very controlled at the recommended settings 80f on...
  18. Mrs_Gal1981

    Feral Cat House for outdoor tortoise?

    I was wondering if anyone here has ever used one of these feral cat houses to house an outdoor tortoise...
  19. S

    New Cherry Head / Red Foot Hatchling—Enclosure

    We are about to be first-time tortoise owners / parents. We have purchased a CH/RF hatchling from Ryan at Southern Reptiles (he has been amazing, BTW). He has given us some great info for starting out, but would love to get some feedback on our choices. Here’s what we have ordered, so far: Zoo...
  20. S

    Looking for Cherry Head Red Foot (Atlanta, GA)

    Brand new here. We are looking for our first tortoise for our daughter. She is obsessed with Cherry Head Red Foots. Any suggestions on where we would even start looking to buy one? I’ve seen some breeders that sell online, but it just seems weird to buy a pet online and have it shipped—is this...