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A New Update on red foot types

Discussion in 'Redfoot and yellowfoot tortoises' started by tortadise, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. BabyJack

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    Hi, it is ok to cross these two tortoise??? image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg
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    She's beautiful - whatever region she's from.
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    There are some amazing tortoises in this post - and some great information. Thank you to all who posted.
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    Lovely pics of lovely torts.:D

    But take care one of them (the one on the left in the last pic) is pyramiding.:( What's the weather like back there? If it is dry, your tort needs a daily soak in warm water and humidity. ;)
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    Hello, thanks for the advice.Here the weather is hot and hum. the pyramiding was like that when i got him a few years ago. He is a great and active tort. very friendly and always looking for food and BTW he is very fast...almost likeTurbo but without wheels ;):D
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    Isn't it amazing how all the tortoises with pyramiding have such fantastic personalities? LOL!!! Just kidding.

    This is a wonderful thread.
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    Does anyone know where my little guy is from

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    Somewhere around 1990 I saw my first "cherryhead" and as far as I'm concerned the only one I have ever seen. This fellow had a carmine red head and leg scales with head almost completely colored and a coal black shell with none of the ugly marbling so many seem to think is attractive. UGH! Did not see his plastron. Questioning a couple knowlegable folks like Richard(D-i-c-k)Goergen I was told these were from Paraguay. Have NEVER seen another one colored like this but would like to find them. Can Tortadise or anyone else please offer a source of supply for these? Thank you.
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    I didn't think redfoots in Paraguay were Brazilians (cherry heads). I thought they were Bolivians which don't marble. Could be wrong, maybe both Bolivian and Brazilians exist in Paraguay.
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    It seems that these would not be Brazilians but Paraguayans. Why would a Brazilian be in Paraguay? Also it was mentioned in Richard Cary Pauls book the 8 Great Tortioises that these(or another"cherryhead")had golden irises in their eyes if I remember correctly.
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    Exactly, the paraguayans are the same as Bolivians, both phenotypes are not Brazilians (aka cherryheads) and both don't marble like some Brazilians do.
    Where's @cdmay when I need him. Give us some info Carl, please.
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    My yearlings
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    So cute AND handsome are your 3 kids:D!
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    They are wet. I clean them before the pic.
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    Being tropical forest tortoises wet is a natural state of affairs for them.
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    Ernie, love the information.

    I work long hrs, with that said. Stan.lee eats now 5 to 6 days a week. Soak her 3 days a week. Summer heat she eats ton more..when can i sex a red foot. I think she is she. Small tail flat belly....

    Fyi.. out side every weekend. Way to small to let alone. She is between 2 and 3 yrs old. I bought from somebody who couldn't take of her..I am happy to have her...yes pyrmiding. Some. Weird growth as well nothing harmful my vet. Is a tortoise duude..said very healthy
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    Thanks, much appreciated.

    They need to be ~6 inches long or 5-7 years old to be certain UNLESS your breeder can tell you the incubation temps (84-86 gets you a mix so you;d be SOL) then you'd have a higher (but not definitive) ability to know the sex. Stubby tail and flat plastron are male characteristics, but they can change as "it" closes in on 5-7 inches long.

    Pyramiding isn't a death sentence and at this age can be ameliorated to a degree as "it" gets older.

    The adults that look like a four legged hand grenade are the ones that can have all kinds of health issues and (if they're a female) if you try to breed her too frequently.
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    "Stubby tail and flat plastron are male characteristics"

    This is backwards. You forgot the fe.
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