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Trying to figure this one out.

Discussion in 'Redfoot and yellowfoot tortoises' started by StacieJ, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. StacieJ

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    We purchased this little one as a cherry head and want to know if it is a cherry head or what. Any thoughts or ideas are greatly appreciated. IMG_1519235736.608130.jpg IMG_1519235759.492455.jpg IMG_1519235776.095493.jpg
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    I'm not really the one to advise you because I don't know much about the RF tortoises, but my GUESS would be that yes, it is a cherry head, even thought the head is more yellow/orange than red. Just look at those legs!
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    Can you explain how you know it is not a cherry head?
    I have no experience with RF torts but am eager to learn about all species.
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    Classic Northern Redfoot plastron markings and head color on a very distinctive little tortoise. The heavy leg scalation is of special interest and is reminiscent of animals I have seen from Suriname.
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    Beautiful tortoise
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    There was a post or even two here about how to spot a Cherryhead.
    I'm on my phone and unable to easily search for it. But it's here somewhere.
    And if it's a Northern, even better. It would be a top 5% Northern. It's beautiful.
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    It sure is gorgeous!
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    trying to get that info now but there are so many posts. Something about leg spurs and extra scutes on the nose.
    Lets ask
    @Redfoot NERD
    @Anyfoot
    They both seem to be able to tackle this question.
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