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Red Footed Tortoise

$159.00 - $449.00
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Product Description

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.

Other Details

Common Name:
Red Footed Tortoise
Scientific Name:
Geochelone Carbonaria
Starter Tortoise
Care Sheet:
View Red Footed Tortoises Care Sheet
Tortoise Category:
Restricted States:
Permits may be required in: WA, HI

Warranty Information

We offer a 7 day health guarantee on our captive bred animals only provided all conditions are met as listed in our Terms and Conditions page.


  • 5
    Cute baby tortoise

    Posted by Kirsten Smith on Apr 4th 2024

    We decided to order after seeing a discount on these little babies, i received mine the day after i ordered, the ups guy didnt see me and was rough with the package shaking it. My turtle was flipped when i opened but warmed him & he ate immediately after. Such a healthy appetite, and great personality. Cant wait to further get to know the little fella. I love my newest child.

  • 4
    Redfooted tortoise, "well started hatchling"

    Posted by Gary Harvey on Mar 6th 2024

    was able to see when my hatchling was shipped, and was able to easily track it all the way to me accurately. It was very cold here in Kansas and some how during shipping it wound up, upside down when i opened the box. How long it had been like that during the 2 days of shipping I don't know. Also the heating packs in the box had long since gone cold, and considering the freezing temps here, it was very very cold in the box and he was very cold to the touch. Immediately snuggled him under a blanket, on a heating pad. after just a few minutes my hatchling warmed up, crawled right out like he wasn't nervous or stressed at all, and started looking around and exploring. Called customer service, the lady was very pleasant and knowledgeable. She notated the delivery conditions on my account. She told me what to watch for health wise for the next few days and reassured me they would take care of it if my hatchling got sick or worse because of the situation. my hatchling never got sick thankfully. had it 4 months now, me and my wife are loving the experience. I take it out every night to have a snack and explore. Its very curious loves to climb and explore for as long as possible. When it gets tired and ready to sleep, it almost immediately decided that my wife's chest under a blanket is where it wants to be regardless of what she wants lol.

  • 5
    Red Footed Tortoise 3"

    Posted by Jeanne Nelson on Jan 6th 2024

    Very happy with this robust chow hound.

  • 5
    Red Footed Tortoises

    Posted by Robert Martin on Dec 29th 2023

    My tortoise arrived in good shape. It is tired and stressed out from the trip but seems to be healthy.

  • 5
    Red Footed Tortoise

    Posted by Laura H. on Nov 28th 2023

    I ordered a well started hatchling for my nephew for his birthday/Christmas present as he has wanted one for over a year. My sister made him read care books and learn about them all summer to make sure he was serious. Well he was and, being the cool aunt I am, I decided I was going to be the one to get him his first reptile! Th ordering process was super easy and smooth. I was able to select the delivery date that worked for my sister seeing as she is in another state and someone needed to be home to receive the little guy. He arrived right before noon on the date of delivery and even the UPS driver was excited! He told my sister this was the first tortoise he has ever delivered! lol My sister video chatted with me while she unboxed him. He was securely contained, was a little unsure at first, but once in his enclosure he started to explore. Healthy little guy, so small and adorable! My nephew has had him now since October and is taking such good care of him! I highly recommend The Turtle Source for all your turtle needs! I even called because I was nervous about the shipping and the lady I spoke to was very nice, professional and eased my fears. Overall a wonderful experience from start to finish!

  • 5
    Red footed tortis

    Posted by Raoul lindsay on Nov 22nd 2023

    Great price. Beautiful animal. We love ours.

  • 5
    Great Shape

    Posted by Travis Stratton on Nov 9th 2023

    I halfway thought this site was a scam but I took a chance and got my beautiful red foot next day service.

  • 5
    Arrived Safe & Healthy

    Posted by Monica on Oct 16th 2023

    Our turtle arrived safely in a very nicely packed box. It took him a day to acclimate to his new home, but now, after 3 weeks, he is right at home. Eating, sleeping and active. He loves his soaks and eating watermelon and carrots. We'll need to get him a friend soon!

  • 5
    Red Footed Tortoise hatchling

    Posted by Jeanne Nelson on Aug 18th 2023

    I ordered 2 of this little darlins. They arrived on schedule in perfect condition. I let them out in their prepared new home and they immediately found food and water then explored until they found the perfect place to snooze. Love them already! Thank you Turtle Source ❤️