Well ... they are wild caught that look to be in GREAT shape.. a couple are younger too! Good find @o.singer1972
Keep their carapaces as moist as possible and don't over-feed. [ space between scutes develops quite quick!!! ]
Large plates of grape leaves .. dandelions .. curly endive .. mushrooms, etc. were at random on the perimeter of their habitat.
Inside their enclosure was lit on one end only. They spent most of the time in the shade. When they did come out to eat they were "misted-til-they dripped" - which...
Here we go again .. diet has little to do with the condition or growth of a carapace! True - in the wild - redfoot tortoises grow smooth because it is humid.. they have diets rich in calcium and D3 and they live at the edge of the rain forest where they can get shade out of the sun [ which drys...
If you could only be as relaxed @o.singer1972 - my observations / comments were/are not directed at the keeper..
but at the results of the "learned" husbandry! [ caused by or inherited ]
What 'in your opinion' makes an expert ? 22 years keeping and F2 hatchlings.. to start?
@marktionson - FIRST OF ALL .. GET THAT "MAKES-ME-WANT-TO-VOMIT" name out of your being!!! I don't
care if that's all you know --- why didn't you read the intro ?
I have no years with 'C**********' .. however I have seen a few BRAZILIANS and have been able to glean info
from a few others over...
It really is sad the amount of "WRONG" info and lies that are told about redfoot tortoises and their care @jbrass . You are only stating what you have been told.
"Bumpy" scutes is ONLY caused by NOT KEEPING CARAPACE moist [ read caresheet ] -- high humidity helps.. and [ once a redfoot is...
@DougK .. even tho' this reply is a year old - all I can really say is.. that guy was really "baked" at very high temps during incubation!
He may have 'some' Bolivian blood in him.. but unlikely. The multiple "split-scutes" most likely are just an indication of what happens OUTSIDE... we don't...
Seen here also - https://turtletary.com/bolivian.html
Bolivian Redfoot Tortoises
Extensive tutorial of Bolivian locale redfoot tortoises.
LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU SEE THE DIFFERENCE.
( compared to other locales )
The purpose of this tutorial is to show the unique / intense beauty and...
This is my humble attempt to show pics and info about the infamous Brazilian Redfoot tortoise.
Some info may be questionable.. this is not posted for debate. One of my one-liners:
We may all have differences of opinions.. but we don't have different facts!
Additions to this on my site are...
Not yet - glad you "revived".. thank you! @MikeT307
820 has joined a couple females in Texas.. haven't heard much about how he is doing?
Have added a third 'smaller' female. Coming out of the box 3/10/2020 -
Right at 7" SCL -
And that "no-marbling" 'all-black' plastron -
What to say??? Bad/Wrong info that has lasted for 30+ years!!!
For those that want to learn the truth READ on. - ( for those that are convinced [ and don't want to hear otherwise ]
that a redfoot from Brazil is either a different tortoise or is 'not' a regular redfoot.. call me the bad guy )...
Ed when we refer to how - "first hand observations differ" we don't know if those observers have .. ALL 4 parameters in balance.. ( see Caresheet )
especially outdoors and hopefully indoors! And that is critical!!!
[ and from the multitude of email questions from literally worldwide - some...
Thanks Ed - I've received all kinds of grief [ by the "think-they-know's" ] because I say - ' Redfoot tortoises rely on their
diet more than basking to acquire their "UVB" needs' . 'They' somehow translate that as saying "You don't need UVB bulbs for your
redfoot tortoise". Well since they don't...
All this burrowing everybody is talking about most likely happens because they are trying to get away from those basking lights they are being subjected to!
Turn off those big lights so they can relax guys!!!