To my surprise, I just found out that my red footed torti can swim. Is this good for them? Is it something that could be incorporated into his daily soak?
Wonderfull video, my bath is sloping too, will try that.My redfoot swims too. I think it's good exercise for them. I don't force it on him though. My bathtub is slanted so I can keep it where he's standing on one side and swimming on the other. He seems to enjoy it.
I did see a Redfoot nearly drown in the one Keenan video that I watched.Surprisingly, to me anyway, leopard tortoises will willingly and purposefully walk into ponds and swim around on occasion given the chance. Large Galapagos tortoises love to sleep in mud and relatively deep water.
A cautionary note. While some tortoises can swim at least some of the time, they can also drown, and frequently do. Great caution should be exercised any time a tortoise is near water deep enough to drown in.