UK BRED RED-FOOTED TORTOISE 2020
Red-footed tortoises are a type of tropical tortoise which have a unique coloured red pattern on their shell with a red face and feet. We recommend to house Red-foots in a vivarium to create a tropical humid habitat, this cannot be done in an open enclosure.
Tortoises are cold blooded reptiles that need heat to function. Red-footed tortoises require a basking hotspot temperature of 85F-90F during the day. At night time the temperature should between 70F-75F.These tortoises come from a humid, tropical rainforest where air humidity is high.
They also require UVB lighting for at least 12 hours a day which stimulates appetite, activity and promotes vitamin D3 synthesis which tortoises need to absorb calcium.
A multi-vitamin supplement must be added to their daily diet (Reptavite/Calcium Powder). Red-footed tortoises are omnivores and can eat wider range of foods than any other tortoise. Naturally they would feed on fruits, weeds, plants and animal protein. Visit our tortoise diet page to find out the best foods to give your Red-foot. Fresh food should be given everyday.
Tortoises drink very little water. They should be bathed in a shallow dish of fresh warm water at least once a week. This helps them release their motions and uric acid. Fresh water should be given everyday.
We use ProRep bark chip course as substrate for Redfoots as it is soft and holds moisture. This substrate should be sprayed with fresh water daily to create a humid habitat. Droppings can be picked out daily and cleaned out fully every 3 weeks or when necessary.
Red-footed tortoises do not hibernate.
We have complete starter kits that include everything you need to care for your Red-footed tortoise.
ORIGIN: South America
AMBIENT TEMP: Day: 80F + 85-90F Hotspot / Night: 75F
UV REQUIREMENT: Low
ADULT SIZE: 35cm
A care sheet will be included when purchasing your tortoise with all the information you need to care for it. We are also available everyday to offer help and advice if you need it.