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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
    Red footed tortoise

    Posted by Christa young on May 18th 2024

    I recommend this company they have the most beautiful red footed tortoises I’m so happy with my purchase mine are eating and doing wonderful.

  • 5
    Red footed tortoise

    Posted by Chris on May 17th 2024

    We received our new family member on May 15.and he is absolutely gorgeous and very healthy. I highly recommend using the turtle source to purchase your turtles. They take excellent care of them and it shows in the condition of the turtles they sale..thank you chris

  • 5
    Red foot tortoise hatchling

    Posted by Bailey Hamza/ Conneely on May 15th 2024

    Our family had a great experience from start to finish with the turtle source. As a parent who wanted to make sure that I was making a responsible informative decision before buying a pet, specifically a tortoise I was happy to see I didn’t have to look far as the turtle source had a considerable amount of information already on their site for each specific breed. Again as a parent navigating the site I found it easy and I personally think the prices are extremely reasonable as well. My sons loved how informative the shipping was and checked the tracking hourly and it was updated hourly. Lastly when I called with a couple of questions I had absolutely no problems getting through, again as a clueless or learning rather parent I appreciate that and just being able to have that resource on standby. Thank you turtle source from our family to yours!

  • 5
    Red footed tortoise

    Posted by Christa on May 15th 2024

    I absolutely love my new baby that I just ordered another one from this awesome company they take the time to make sure that all of there babies are taken care of to the highest level I recommend this company to anybody that loves tortoise.

  • 5
    Looks healthy

    Posted by Andy on Apr 20th 2024

    Healthy looking little one. Very smooth shell and a good appetite. Was well packaged and arrived lively.

  • 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.