red foot

  1. G

    Seeking red-foot owners worldwide for research! (update)

    Hello everyone, I'm sharing this far and wide across the Internet to try and reach as many red-footed tortoise owners as physically possible. I'm currently undertaking a master's level research project looking at links between how owners perceive the cognitive abilities of their tortoise and...
  2. Armadillogroomer

    Large juvenile cherryhead - Wilmington NC/Myrtle Beach area

    Relocating and concerned for my red foot's welfare. I would prefer this tortoise stay in the Southeast/coastal/humid region. I can deliver, depending on distance. No shipping. They are chunky, but still able to fully tuck up. Born July 2019. From top of the shell to the bottom, they are about...
  3. B

    Is there something wrong with my Red Foot?

    Hello everyone, I’m new to this forum. I have about a year with my tortoise and recently I’ve noticed that she/he likes to be in the water the whole day. He likes to be under the basking light in the water and sometimes he goes under his tree but his body is still in the water. not sure if...
  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. L

    New Tortoise owner

    Hello. I got my first tortoise this weekend. It’s a red foot. My experience with reptiles is water dragons, snakes, and turtles. This is a lot different. I bought an enclosure and got it home. After setting it up, I realized it was inadequate. I picked up a 100 gallon and a bigger UVB...
  6. C

    How Long Until Red Foots Have Egg Binding?

    I have three red foot females who cannot nest at the moment because there outdoor enclosure is not done yet. One has already layed one clutch this season. I would like to know when there are risks of egg binding. If anyone has any info on this topic, I would like to know it all. Sorry if I...
  7. Isabel Casiño

    Help me pick a UVB lamp for young RF??

    I’m still really new to taking care of INDOOR red foot tortoises, I took care of adult RF (20-25 years) in the Caribbean in outdoor enclosures which was easier, so I have no idea what I’m doing while setting up... I was using a 10.0 UVB lamp and I’ve been told that it BURNS my RF’s eyes so I’m...
  8. 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...
  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. 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...
  11. Mystic_Queen (Rosa)

    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?
  12. Mystic_Queen (Rosa)

    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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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