Redfoot, Cherryhead, and Yellowfoot Tortoise Care Sheet

Easy Guide to Redfoot, Cherryhead, and Yellowfoot Tortoise Husbandry
(Care Sheet)
  • Life Expectancy: 50+ Years
  • Size: Up to 14 inches, slightly smaller for cherry heads, slightly larger for most yellowfoots
  • Food: Leafy greens, occasionally offer fruit
  • Feed Schedule: Daily (babies) / 2-3 times a week (adults)
  • Baby Enclosure Size: 10 gallon tank
  • Adult Enclosure Size: 6 x 4 ft enclosure minimum
  • Ambient Temp: 70-75 degrees fahrenheit
  • Hot Spot: 95-100 degrees fahrenheit
  • Humidity: 70-80%
  • Types of bedding: Cypress, Dirt mixture
  • Temperament/Handleability: Generally docile
  • Additional info: Redfoot, cherryheads, and yellow foots are extremely hardy and becoming some of the most popular pet tortoises. Prices can vary drastically depending on species. These tortoises make amazing long term pets as they live long lives. They will need UV and Heat if kept indoors. Food may be dusted with calcium and occasionally multivitamins.

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