red foot tortoise

  1. nameillregretlater

    Dry skin no matter what - possible fungal?

    Hi! My red foot Tortilla always has dry skin on his head no matter how much I soak him and how good the humidity is. Someone suggested it actually could be a fungal situation. What do y'all think? Fungal or dryness? What do I do either way? Here's his picture.
  2. MaryKay

    Hi from Maumee, Ohio

    Scarlett moved in with us in November. Thanks to all the good information on Cherry head red-footed tortoises I found here at TF, we have her happy with the right heat and humidity, food and daily soakings. In the spring we are going to get her set up with a bigger indoor enclosure. ☺️ If anyone...
  3. stina92

    Any vets recommendation for "Red foot tortoise" in Atlanta GA?

    Hi guys! My hatchling red foot tortoise is pretty sick=( I'm sure he has a respiratory infection. He had the same symptom about 2 weeks ago, and I needed to wait until to see a doctor. So I gave him a tiny bit of "Doxycycline" in his water, and he drank some, and he was recovering. I still took...
  4. motherofCHAOS

    Swollen cloaca with blisters/bumps?

    Hello, Professor Chaos is currently dealing with some issues with his back end area. Today during his soak I noticed some reddish looking tissue and some blisters/bumps on the tissue. Does anyone have any idea what these bumps/blisters are or if this is normal/signs of infection? Progression...
  5. Napper51

    Squirt and Crush from South Carolina

    This is Squirt and Crush coming to you from Summerville SC. It’s been a beautiful weekend here and I brought their terrarium outside for the first time. I have an area in the yard that I put them where nothing can get to them but they spend their whole time trying to escape. I thought if I...
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  7. obiwantortellini

    Red foot hatchling light + heat

    I have researched so much and still am not 100% sure about lighting. We are getting a red foot hatchling next week, we will set it up in a temporary 20 gallon terrarium which is a 2x1x1 i think (yes it’s small but the breeder actually recommended this for a temporary enclosure) i know that i...
  8. obiwantortellini

    New Tort Parent | Red foot hatchling

    Just have a few questions, we are about to get our obi (red foot hatchling) and I can’t seem to figure out how the uvb and basking lights would work, are they always going to be on? If not then which one should we turn off and when? We will be keeping obi in our living room will that be okay...
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  10. NaniRedstone

    What to feed a redfoot?

    Hi Everybody, so Redstone our redfooted tortoise hardly eats ? so far he's had mixes of kale/dandelion leaves/ parsley/ squash/ spring greens/ tomatoes/ superworms/ strawberries & mango (not all at once) but those have been the only things I've managed to get so far, but any way with researching...
  11. Isabel Casiño

    No growth for 8 months???

    I’ve had King for 8 months. I had him in a 60 gallon enclosure, and kept heat and humidity under control. For the past eight months I don’t see any growth or weight gain... I’ve always fed him a handful of food but he never finished it. I’m worried if I’m doing something wrong..? He always had a...
  12. Isabel Casiño

    Tips on outdoor housing?

    We’ve managed to get King into Alabama and now we are planning to get a house with a backyard, we used to live in an apartment building and King would stay in an indoor enclosure. I wanted to know if there are any tips some people could give me on how to house him in our backyard, like what...
  13. A

    I need help planning i diet for my red footed tortoise

    I’m getting a red footed tortoise next thursday but i need help by people that have/had red footed tortoises. I need help making a good weekly diet plan for it.
  14. Mystic_Queen (Rosa)

    My new little red foot

    Picked up my little guy yesterday. Finally after almost a month waiting. He/she is 4 months old. And I have to say I’m in love. I chose this one out of several others due to to this one being the one who kept coming up to me and each time was placed back with the other seven he/she came running...
  15. R

    Help! (Peeling on plastron)

    I have a young red footed tortoise that is approximately 3 months or so old. He’s roughly the size of a golf ball. When I got him I noticed these little skin like flaps on his belly but was told that it was normal from when he hatched. Can anyone tell me if there is anything I should do about...
  16. R

    Red foot tortoise with white spots on plastron. Help!

    So my baby red foot tortoise just started to get these little white spots on her plastron. I’m pretty sure it’s fungus growing on her shell. What do you guys recommend I should buy to help her out? Will athletes foot fungus cream help? If so which one and how do I treat her with it? Thank you!!!
  17. A

    New here! I’m getting a leopard or red foot, I have questions!

    Hey everyone, I’m about to finally get my tortoise! I have never had a tortoise before and I need some help. I’ve had many species of reptiles and amphibians, but caring for those are a bit different. I was looking to get a red foot hatchling or a leopard hatchling. I live in Illinois so the...
  18. B

    tortoise table fluorescent tube fixture

    I've recently purchased two Arcadia products, the Ultra Seal fluorescent lighting controller and the lamp reflector. I'm trying to implement both of these products into my tortoise table but I'm having trouble. Could I possibly use zip ties to secure the light into place (zip tie the wires to...
  19. X

    Edible/home grown plants

    Hi, I have 2 box turtles at the moment and I will likely be getting either a red or yellow foot tortoise or an elongated tortoise in the next couple months. I am wanting to grow some plants that can be used in indoor enclosures for natural shade/hides and aren’t harmful if they are munched on...
  20. Autiwara

    Do's and Dont's of building a tortoise table? (RF)

    I'm planning to hopefully build a new enclosure for my 2 year old red foot but with 0 experience in building anything, 0 knowledge about wood and 0 knowledge about insulation I wanted to take some precautions and ask if there are any possible mistakes to avoid making my first enclosure and any...