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Black Red Footed Tortoise: Geochelone carbonaria
Category: Rare & Exotic
Experience Level: Starter [?]
Care Sheet: Red-Footed / Yellow-Footed Tortoise
One Black Red Footed Tortoise hatched from an egg produced by very light colored parents - suggesting some sort of genetic anomaly occurred. We've seen dark red foots before, but nothing like this - and never so young. It's shell and skin are dark gray to deep black wherever yellow on a normal Red Footed Tortoise. Except for being particularly out going, the Black one behaves identically to normal Red Footed Tortoises, who's description follows:
Red-footed Tortoises are the inhabitants of the exotic Jungles of the Caribbean, central and south America. They are quite intelligent, they have good memory and learn rapidly where and when food is available; and where shelter and basking is to be found. They have a strong sense of smell, and their sense of touch includes even the slightest contact with their shell.
Grasses, clover hay, dark, leafy greens, (except for spinach) cactus, carrots and mixed vegetables are all good for Red-footed Tortoises. Sweet, red fruits are their favorites. Supplements that are high in calcium and low in phosphorus, are best for this hearty species.
Red-footed Tortoises do very well in community settings. With a little extra care, hatchlings thrive with other tortoises. Shallow, warm water soaking every third day, a warm basking spot and plenty of food is the key for these pretty starter tortoises.
Red-footed Tortoises are one of the most popular species kept the world over - and once you begin working with them, it's easy to see why.
* Remember, each Tortoise order comes with a free starter sample of the same Tortoise diet your Tortoise has been raised on - to order larger quantities, see the lower left side of this page. *
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1: We Have One Black Red Footed Tortoise, Very Similar To The One In The Photos: Let us know if you would like to see photos. * Sorry this tortoise has been ordered - We are hoping to hatch more this year *
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