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redfoot size requirements

Discussion in 'Redfoot and yellowfoot tortoises' started by singsinker, Jul 15, 2019.

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  1. singsinker

    singsinker New Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I currently have a 6 year old redfoot and I am getting another redfoot. My question is: Is there a size requirement before I can introduce my new redfoot into the enclosure. The enclosure is big enough to easily support the 2 but, I do not know if the 6 year old (being bigger) will get along with a new redfoot that is 1 month old or if it will try to harm the new one. Any ideas?
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    T Smart Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I wouldn’t recommend housing them together. It’s best if they each have their own enclosure.
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    ZEROPILOT Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club Tortoise Club

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    I agree with @T Smart
    Redfoot are some of the most docile tortoises. But even they very often don't do well in pairs....ESPECIALLY if one of the tortoises already sees the whole enclosure as their own turf!
    Your best bet is a trio or more.
    Lots of room and multiple tortoises.
    Pairs are just too risky. Even for Redfoot.
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    No way I'd house a 6 year old Redfoot with a hatchling. Way to much that could go wrong. The big one will eventually literally trample over the little one, or possibly flip it over on accident. If your older Redfoot gets aggressive at all it could be big trouble for the little one. The first time I tried putting my 3 year old with my 6 month old the older one went over and almost bit the hatchling in the face.
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