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Red Footed Tortoise

$109.00 - $449.00
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Hatchlings $169, two or more $149 each.
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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 tortoises hatchling

    Posted by H. Austin on Jun 1st 2023

    Tortoise arrived safe and rapidly. Healthy little one soaked, drank and ate within minutes out of its box. We're very happy for the new family member! Thanks!

  • 5
    One of a Kind Redfoot Tortoise

    Posted by Johnathan on May 24th 2023

    I recently purchased a one of a kind redfoot tortoise, and I must say it is extremely healthy! He's a little shy, but I'm sure he'll come around soon! Overall very satisfied with my purchase!

  • 5

    Posted by Clarissa on Mar 8th 2023

    Very happy with our recent purchase. The turtle is active, eating well and looks great.

  • 5
    3 inch red foot tortoise

    Posted by Sandra Hague on Jan 26th 2023

    Beautiful specimin. Arrived alert. Weight excellent. My only complaint is that the heat pack did not keep tortoise. But because of good health he does not seem affected.

  • 5

    Posted by Leslie Canfield on Dec 23rd 2022

    The best experience I could have asked for.

  • 5

    Posted by Jessica Irizarry on Dec 14th 2022

    My red footed tortoise arrived in perfect condition. He is a perfect addition to our family. Thank you Turtle Source.

  • 1
    Red foot tortoise

    Posted by Rachel Crawford on Sep 17th 2022

    I bought a red foot tortoise three weeks ago. They told us the hatchling was three months old. That was NOT true when we received it it was at least a year old. The one eye never opened and it never would eat the pellets that were sent with him. The info page says not to keep water in the tank. We found out that’s NOT true. We were told he would love attention and would be active and ours seemed off from day one. Our tortoise didn’t even last 3 weeks. For the amount of money we paid that’s ridiculous and they only have a warranty for 7 days! I’m extremely disappointed and would NEVER recommend them!

  • 5
    Red Footed Tortoise

    Posted by Gigi on Sep 13th 2022

    I'm incredibly impressed with the VIP customer service this company provides, including timely and even late night email responses. I adopted an 8 inch red footed tortoise and she arrived healthy and gorgeous. I almost fell prey to one of those "Turtle mills" - but luckily found this company instead. Great tortoise, great service- I'll be back for all my tortoise needs!

  • 5
    Red footed tortoise

    Posted by Kari on Aug 2nd 2022

    Arrived alive and healthy. Eager to see his new home. Beautiful colors. Thanks