cherry head

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. catullus

    How it started / how it’s going

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    Drawing of cherry head by Sophie Walker
  8. 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
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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!!
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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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  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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
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