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    Should red foots eat only raw, half cooked or cooked meat?

    Hi, I have fed my red foot tortoises meat proteins & found that they have different preference to how the meats are prepared. Some are eaten completely raw, some they prefer a quick soaking in hot water, I feed them fish, shrimps bought fresh from the market, or some times fresh chicken from the...
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    Mailbox Mice

    My red foot was caught munching on a dead adult mouse but I didn't allow it, other ate a live slug & earth worm. I thought of buying some live meal worms & crickets, but if they happen to find invertebrates in fields that's what they'll eat.
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    Mailbox Mice

    Exactly, you can't mention killing or harming any living thing anymore without backlash even with pest or blood sucking ticks.....
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    Mailbox Mice

    Free meals for the red foots, there must have been another entrance to your mail box because the slot at the top would have been too narrow to climb in.
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    Mailbox Mice

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    Easy red foot enclosure .

    This is fabulous, my experiences was only learn as I go with my first baby & made small improvements along the way when I acquired more baby red foots. I was even able to save money the more experience I get with enclosures & husbandry....
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    Red foot suddenly obsessed with soaking

    I have 3 red foot tortoises myself & they all get a 10-15 minutes soak in separate containers "to prevent them from drinking each others pee" in the lukewarm bath, it's normal for some torts to want to leave the water asap. The region I'm in has very warm temperatures in the summer &...
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    Oops He Did It Again

    Beautiful animals, what about the red foot tortoise does he eat a lot? It seems like they get along fine and the cat isn't going to attempt to eat the red foot....
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    Oops He Did It Again

    I'm not sure about trusting cats if they're hungry enough will try eating anything especially when they're small, if they grew up together in the same household wouldn't usually be a problem.
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    Oops He Did It Again

    My red foot tortoises would some times accidentally flip onto their backs & they usual couldn't get themselves right side up again when I discovered what happened, normally there isn't a life threatening danger as the lamps temperatures isn't high in their enclosures as would be under natural...
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    Oops He Did It Again

    That is funny but also scary when thinking about it, yes many serious accidents can happen when cars and another large animals are around. I have a little red foot tortoise of only a few months old, but he already started to climb onto & over low barriers.
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    Which tortoises species to consider?

    You definitely have a large sufficient yard for keeping more than one large species of tortoises, you need extra fortified deep in ground fences of several feet to prevent sulcatas from digging out underneath. I have 3 medium size red foot tortoises & they're friendly and not known for digging...
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    Is it safe for tortoises to eat small slugs & mushrooms their find in fields?

    If I too had an accessible yard then I prefer to keep them outdoors closer to nature as possible, I believe the fresh air & the elements & environment makes them grow. I have seen torts at pet shops kept entirely at an enclosure were smaller in size than my own at similar age & I only feed my...
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    Is it safe for tortoises to eat small slugs & mushrooms their find in fields?

    Thank you, this is very good to know. Although my red foots will eat a large variety of foods & plants, there are somethings I can't get them to even take one bite like eggs for one.
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