cherry head

  1. Khanmahn

    Double T’s new crib

    SUP Tortoise Tribe. Double T has been mad patient during the construction of this build and his virtue has paid off for now he lives in a grand chateau that should be a thriving zone for the next year. TORT LOVE
  2. Mrs_Gal1981

    New Cherry Head losing weight, is this normal?

    Hello all, a little less than a month ago we adopted a young red foot tortoise, about 5.6" small. Not quite a hatchling. He has been pretty shy and does not come out on his own, we only bring him out at feeding time. He seems interested in food and eats right away. I posted before asking about...
  3. Mrs_Gal1981

    Tiny white bugs...mites? Baby pilbugs? Or beneficial soil bugs?

    Few days ago saw this teeny tiny white almost clear bugs crawling on Enzo when I took him out to soak. I wash them off and came to do some research. Someone mentioned harmful mites are usually black and that the white ones usually come with the soil and help break out decomposing matter. Is this...
  4. B

    Black cherry head and radiated tortoise?

    Hello! i have a over year old black cherry head tortoise and would like to get a radiated tortoise. i have read about the different diseases and stuff but dont know how these two can pair up if atall. i have a large table enclosure. thank you!!
  5. Mrs_Gal1981

    Help creating a Diet menu for Cherry Head

    Hello, so it's been 5 days since we brought our cherry head red foot home and I need help creating a loose diet menu for him. He is about 5" long, we think (not sure when he hatched) that he is 2ish years old. We have him in an outdoor enclosure in warm and humid -atm- South Texas. I printed a...
  6. Khanmahn

    1 y/o cherry head shell flaking

    Hi Tortoise Tribe, Does anyone have some advice on how I can improve the health of my tort, Double T? I got a 1 y/o cherry head tortoise almost a month ago and it was evident that the previous caretaker did a poor job raising the little guy. Double T had pyramiding, weak legs, dry skin, and a...
  7. rcilee

    Shell rot or fungus on baby cherry head

    Hello tortoise lovers! I’m Rachel and I live in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia which I think is a fairly similar climate to South America. I recently got two baby cherry head tortoises, about two weeks ago. I‘m concerned about one of them. When I brought it home, it already had these white patches on...
  8. Dankneepowpow

    Introducing new tortoises to each other

    Hello Forum, I am a proud owner of a thriving ~4 month old redfoot named Chevy. Chevy was off to a rough start due to some negligence from the breeder I got her from but with help from the forum Chevy has been growing and is extremely healthy. Her enclosure is set up with everything she needs...
  9. B

    Question on my 6 mon cherry head red foot shell

    Hi I was wondering if his shell looked ok? I guess it would be his scutes lines to be more specifically. I noticed it’s starting to lighten up I can’t tell if it’s marbling or something possibly more serious. I took a photos one with glass and one without. thanks in advance.
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  11. Wolfmama

    They are here!! Yay!!

    Hi everyone! This will be short because I am exhausted will come back and share better details later. I stayed up all night and morning getting the enclosure ready and monitoring temps/humidity. Wolf and Bear are here and they are so beautiful, loved them so much already. I was a little...
  12. MomoDontKnow

    Can anyone help identify this for me?

    So long story short, I'm being told this is a real Brazilian red foot (aka the Cherry head). However based on the coloring of the plastron it really makes me think that it's the Northern red foot, however I'm being assured that this is truly a Brazilian red foot. Are there any sure fire signs...
  13. yusufning

    Sexing my Cherryhead

    Hi all, Ive just recently acquired an 11cm Cheeryhead, im trying to determine if its a male or a female? I know its probably too small to determine, but i think its a female. What do you all think? Thanks
  14. JulianRedfoot

    What locales are these Cherryheads?

    Hi there I'm a new member and I was just wondering what locale characteristics other members see in my Cherry heads, I have read quite a few discussions in the forum on locales and I have my own opinions but it is always interesting to here someone else's unbiased opinion. I will not be offended...
  15. Father Zimbabwe

    Concerned about possible shell rot on new red foot

    Hi, about a month ago I got a young cherryhead red foot tortoise from tortoise town after they said they'd send it for 3 weeks. Poor guy was incredibly dehydrated when he came in and did nothing but hide and drink for the first week and a half. It wasn't until a few days ago that he started...
  16. N

    Looking for Chery Head Red foot Tort

    Hello, I have been planning on getting a tortoise since last year. I have the Tortoise set-up box and everything necessary. I am looking to buy a really red Cherry Head Red foot Tort. I prefer local so I can choose the colorations. Im in Socal 92354. I have $100-150 budgeted for one. I have...
  17. C

    Help on a fireplace enclosure for a baby cherry head

    I've looked through the threads on enclosures for babies and they've been very helpful, but I have a bit of a unique idea in mind and I want to make sure this will work for my prospective tort. I live in a very old house in New Hampshire and I have a large blocked off brick fireplace that I...
  18. RobP67

    Mr Reptiles LLC

    Hi everyone, I saw a vendor from Facebook as well as their website and they have tortoises in my price range. I spoke to the owner through message and they seemed nice and answered all my questions. I also checked the care sheet to compare their answers. They seem legit but i was wondering if...
  19. Cherryman304


    Hello this evening hope everyone is doing great. I have been so happy recently as my hatchling I recieved over a week ago has been doing great. He now comes out and stays out. I need more plants for him to hide. Other then that he is eating and pooping. Which I was worried about the latter. The...
  20. Cherryman304


    When and where do most hatchlings go to the bathroom. Like he has had soaks and I've seen nothing and I've not found anything in the cage. At least nothing of noticable size. I have had him for a week. He comes out eats. I've seen him drink and chew on his cuddle bone. But no poop? How long...