red foot

  1. L

    Does my baby RFT have shell rot?

    Hi all! This is my first post here in TFO. I've already looked up a few threads on shell rot but haven't really found anything to help me so I thought I'd post my own. I've had this baby red foot for about two months, kept in a 36*24 cement mixing tub with a 60/40 mix of reptibark and organic...
  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. Isabel Casiño

    How can I ship my RF URGENTLY?

    Hi, we just flew to Chicago from Mexico City, I had my RF with me as a support animal because of my depression and anxiety. In the Us there are currently no airlines that can allow him with me on the plane and we’re leaving Chicago to Ny tomorrow. Is there any way I can ship him to NY (to...
  4. Mystic_Queen

    Quick question (about soaking)

    Am I right in thinking that a 30/40 min soak once a week is ok for pumpkin or should this be more often with her being 4 months old?
  5. Mystic_Queen

    Is it possible to tell the sex of a 4 month old red foot?

    Ok I have a question. I have a 4 month old adorable baby red foot who I’ve named Pumpkin. I was told I have a little girl red foot. But from everything I’ve read up and researched is it actually possible to tell at this age? Some say yes others say not till 5 years of age. And if I’m not...
  6. nightoff

    Too many hatchlings...

    So I have a male and a female that I used to let forage in the backyard together. I was aware that the female had laid a couple of small clutches of eggs and knew that I might eventually have a few hatchlings. I ended up consolidating three clutches together because one clutch was in her hide...
  7. abissnails

    My tortoises

    Okay, so I have 7 Tortoises. One is a Red-Footed tortoise and he/she lives by himself. He/she is 5 months old and it’s named Squirt. I also have 2 Russian Tortoises that live together. I have one female (Penelope) and one male (Max) that are both one year old. Then I have 4 Sulcata Tortoises...
  8. K

    Is 99% humidity way too high?

    Hi everyone , hope you and your pets are well during these crazy times. For anyone who has read my post from last year , our Red foot is now in a viv thriving . We changed our substrate earlier from peat type to reptile suitable orchid bark due to our naughty boy always making a mess...
  9. C

    Substrate feels a bit cold and damp

    I have a baby red foot ( just got it two days ago ) and I do have a CHE and a UVB light. The CHE is on one side of the enclosure and it gets to about 90 degrees. The middle of the enclosure is also fairly warm with about 80 degrees, but the problem is the far ( dark/cold side ) it’s about 75...
  10. A

    need advice & reassurance-redfoot help!!!

    Hi everyone! I’m a new redfoot owner and i’ve been researching for months. i built a tortoise table, keeping the temp 80-85 with a 90-95 degree basking area. i’ve soaked her every day and kept the humidity level 70-75. I have fake plants and a hut for her to feel comfortably hid, as well as two...
  11. B

    Red foot tortoise shell rot?

    Hello, After checking my tortoise I've noticed two light blemishes on the dark part of her shell. Is this normal and does the bottom of her shell look healthy or is this something to be concerned about like shell rot? I do wet her substrate but it does dry up very quickly. I did take this photo...
  12. B

    Fluorescent tube position and fixture

    I've currently trying to attach my fluorescent tube to my tortoise table. From my understanding it's recommended the tube should be around 30 cms off the floor of the tortoise table. I'm having trouble in finding a way on how to do this. I was planning on attaching hooks to the piece of wood...
  13. Isabel Casiño

    Baby Red Foots

    Hi, I’m not really sure if this is normal baby RF behavior but my RF Coconut is VERY inactive and sleeps all day, she is only awake for about 1-2 hours. I currently have a ceramic heat emitter and a night lamp in her enclosure making it very warm, around 70-90, but she still won’t roam around. I...
  14. M

    I need to free this poor red foot

    So my brother got a red footed tortoise about 5 years ago on a whim. HE did not tell anyone he was getting one he just showed up to the house with one and I don't think he really realized that this is a LIFE LONG pet that need SPECIAL CARE! My heart goes out to this tortoise because he is quite...
  15. ClydeSheldon

    Best “companion” for lonely male?

    Hi all, Clyde is a 33 year old redfoot who has always had a very active libido! He prefers shoes, unfortunately. Has anyone discovered good substitutes for their males? It would be great to have a dedicated “toy” for him so my shoes are spared. Any ideas are welcomed! Thanks!!
  16. B

    Tortoise table fluorescent tube fixture

    I'm currently in the process of constructing a new table for my red foot tortoise. I'm going to put in a uvb fluorescent tube but I'm having a problem with actual figuring how to fix the tube to the table. I don't want to use a fixed plastic tube holder as they're heavy, limit how long a tube...
  17. B

    What UVB fluorescent for an 8 year old red foot tort?

    Upgrading my current table to a new one, I've been told a uvb fluorescent tube is better than the normal uvb light I have. So my question is, what sort of uvb fluorescent tube should I get (5.0,10.0 and what length)? And what brand (Currently I'm using equipment from Exo Terra, are they good?)...
  18. F

    Help me with my Red Foot rescue

    Several weeks ago we found this Red Foot in our front yard. It came right up to us so it's obviously used to people but we could see that it had been abused. It looks to me like a large dog used it as a chew toy over an extended period. As you can see from the photo many of the shell plates are...
  19. K

    Getting a new close chamber enclosure for Red foot baby

    Hello everyone, I'm planning to order a new enclosure for my RFT baby, I been emailing the company who sell this but I did not get reply(long weekend no working maybe?) However, I really need change my enclosure for my RFT, the humidity is hard to control and the space is too small for him. I...
  20. T

    Red footed tortoise swelling/rawness in hind leg? Broken??

    My redfoot has some redness in a hind leg of hers that worries me. It looks raw and almost arthritic, and compared to the other leg it feels stiff and much larger. I also don't think she is using that foot as much because her nails aren't worn down. Her leg is twisted compared to the other leg...
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