red food tortoise

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    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...
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    Redfoot Tortoise has this white semicircle ring around eye

    Hi Everyone! In the attached photo, my Redfoot tortoise has this white semicircle ring around the right eye. I tried to wash and rub it away but doesn't seem to go off. The left eye is fine but I can also see a small white sliver starting to form too. Anyone know what this is? Thanks!
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    Waterproof plastic tortoise table vs waterproof wooden tortoise table

    A while back I got a new tortoise table built, I lined it with plastic pond liner and roof liner to try and make it water waterproof as possible. Unfortunately, as time went on water got through and now the wood on the base of the tortoise table is starting to get mould on it (starting to worry...
  4. littletortie

    My juvenile red foot tortoise won't open her right eye. What could this mean? Advice appreciated!

    Hi everyone. I just got this red foot juvenile last week. (see pictures) She seems quite shy (which is understandable since she's in new surroundings) but she won't eat much. She eats about the size of her head. Is that normal? Also, she isn't active. She's only hungry at night it seems...
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    Wanted: Established Redfoot Tortoise

    Hello all, I recently lost my tortoise hatchling after a month due to “hatchling failure syndrome” I’ve been looking for a reputable breeder to get a new one from. I’m specifically looking for a well-started tortoise hatchling/yearling. Any advice about good online breeders would be appreciated!
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    Newbie Red Foot Daddy

    Hello all, Newbie Red foot daddy here .... the pair shows up tuesday and I am really excited .....
  7. TortymcShorty

    Best type of tortoise for Nashville, TN?

    Hey again!! So I know last time I posted about wanting to purchase a Herman’s tortoise, but after doing a lot more extensive research and obsessively scrolling through this forum (heh heh) I have found that Red footed tortoises or yellow footed Torts might do better for my area. I’m honestly...
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    Found bug in my red foots substrate😢

    Recently moved in to a new house, made sure it had a whole room I could dedicate to my guy, but I’ve had a juvenile redfoot since mid December and have been around enough forums and talked to enough people to know I have his enclosure at the proper temp and humidity, I know I have the right...
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    Spots on shell

    Hi there! I’m a new red foot owner. I’ve started to notice what I believe are growth lines on tortilla, I’ve had him for two weeks now. Yesterday while soaking I noticed these white spots on his shell. I’m not sure what they are because it’s not chipped and when it’s wet and after scrubbing...
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    Got 2 new Red-foot tortoises and they won’t eat or move much

    I recently got 2 red foot tortoises from Turtles and tortoises inc. I’m kind of worried cuz they don’t much or move a lot. I don’t if this is cuz it is a new place and they are still getting use to it. I use a stick on thermometer and gauge from zoomed. The humidity is around 75%. I use a...
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    Red footed tortoise

    We have a five year old red footed turtle that we unfortunately can no longer care for. We are looking to rehome him to a good home. His name is Rocco and he is very friendly and social. I am sorry that we cannot continue to care for him. We are in Richmond, Virginia and would be happy to drive...
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    Black ring on tortoise

    Hello, i recently noticed a black ring appearing around my tortoise shell I rescued him recently from my home of 15 years and have no idea what this is and I am confused as whether or not it is shell rot or if it is dangerous to him and what to do to treat it if it is please help me identify...
  13. toothlesstort

    Need help with baby red foot lighting!

    Hi! I'm new to the forum as well as a new tortoise owner and really need some advice. I got a 3-4 month old red foot (named Toothless!) yesterday and set up a small temporary enclosure for it. My main concern is its lighting. I'm currently just using a standard LED bulb (7 watts, warm white...
  14. 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...
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    Red foot tortoise white spots help

    Hey guys, this is my first thread here, i have been trying to figure out what is wrong with my red foot shell it has some white dots some are bigger than other, I tried scrubbing with a toothbrush gently and some would go away but when the tortoise is dry they appear again with no change. I want...
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    'Air Bubbles' On Tortoise Neck

    Hi this is my first time on the site, and I am extremely worried about my Red Footed Tortoise. She has had these bumps on her neck or skin area which are squishy and seem to be getting bigger. She has also been scratched by my other tortoise in the enclosure today which has never happened even...
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    Moving red-foots from Canada to Ireland

    Hey, hoping someone with experience shipping reptiles can help me out here! I currently live in Canada and at the end of this year I am going to move back to Ireland. My partner who I met here is coming with, and they have 2 red-foot tortoises and a bearded dragon. So far shipping of our...
  18. SnelgroveLady

    Help!! Female or Male?

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    Pyramiding in my 5 year old red foot tortoise

    Hello everyone! I found my red foot tortoise about 4.5 years ago when he was just a baby, since then he seems to have developed quite a significant amount of pyramiding. After all of the research I’ve done, it seems to me the only explanation to it is the lack of humidity he is getting since he...
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    Drawing of cherry head by Sophie Walker