redfoot tortoise

  1. Jgk1

    Red foot help appreciated

    Hello I am new here I recently purchased a red foot hatcling currently I am having a bit of trouble raising its basking temperature I have a 100w heat bulb with a 15w uvb in a zoo med mini combo lamp However I have switched my uvb bulb with a 60w red heat bulb in a effort to raise the...
  2. Kelp

    Looking to fulfill my redfoot's dream to roam & meet other tortoises

    Greetings! Thank you all for your generous assistance, I have lurked on this forum for years learning to care for my Redfoot. Ninja is a marvelous tortoise, adopted 4 years ago from a Middle School Science Teacher. He had been living in an enclosure but relentlessly tried to escape, so we let...
  3. J

    HELP!! New member and can't figure out how to post on visible threads

    Hi, I am a new member and cannot for the life of me figure out how to post on visible established threads. I've used the "contact us" part of the site for help twice weeks apart but I've had no reply and certainly no help. I've had Genus: Gopherus native desert tortoises since I was a child...
  4. J

    Aspiring tortoise keeper, DFW

    Greetings from DFW, Texas. I have always been fascinated by tortoises and have just recently realized they can be pets! I want to get started on tortoise keeping but would like to choose the right breed for me. I have been doing a lot of research on various tortoise breeds and wanted to know...
  5. Cinnawho

    Hows Daisy looking?

    Hi I wanted some opinions on how Daisy the yearling redfoot tortoise is looking? :)
  6. H

    Coconut substrate sticking to head/neck and slightly in shell

    I just got a redfoot tortoise a few days ago. She is doing great so far other than she keeps getting filthy from the coconut coir substrate. After she gets out of her water, the substrate is sticking to her and it is all over her head and in and around her neck. I rinsed her off this morning but...
  7. Cinnawho

    Should I be worried?

    Good evening everyone, Im currently as happy as can be with Daisy my red foot tortoise but the other day while i was bathing/soaking her I noticed this whitish mark on her right foot and was wondering if anyone could tell me what it is and whether or not i should be worried. Thank you so much
  8. M

    Cleaning a Tortoise's Shell

    My partner and I adopted a red-footed tortoise from a less than ideal condition last August (now March). He had been living with two old dogs who would sometimes pee and poop on the floor and he roamed the same indoor space they did so, when we got him, he had the smell of dog urine on his...
  9. P

    Greetings! New red foot and some issues

    Hi all! We got a new red foot tortoise about a month and a half ago. All seemed well until about a week ago when she became super sluggish, wasn’t walking around as much and was just burrowing and staying burrowed for the day. We took her to the vet and he gave her a vitamin shot and didn’t...
  10. H

    Dealer says it's a boy what do you guys say?

  11. K

    Enclosure Idea: Looking for some feedback or pros/cons

    Hello there everyone, We have followed the forum for maybe ten years but often enjoy reading posts more than we make them. Recently our large custom glass tank broke and we had to transfer our redfoot Speedy into a temporary smaller enclosure. We had been debating a new enclosure anyways and in...
  12. Yoshiredfoot

    Redfoot advice

    Hello, I am new on this site. Recently (beginning of November) I bought a redfoot. His name is Yoshi. I have been learning as much as I can about him. Recently he has been having trouble opening his eyes and isn't really eating ( not even strawberries--his favorite). I am concerned about him...
  13. R

    Where to sell a tortoise

    I have a 10 year old male redcoat tortoise. Sadly, I think it is time for me to find him a new home, but I don't know where to start. Is craigslist a good option? I don't want to sell him to somebody who will just keep him in a cardboard box his whole life; the person needs to know how to care...
  14. D

    Help and info

    Hi I have three red foot tortoises i got them when I was 13 as hatchlings. They were gifted to me. Being young i really didnt know how to take care of them but i am getting better and learning fast. I need some help due to my inexperience they have developed pyrimiding, and I have been able to...
  15. FLemko

    Tortoise enclosure

    i just bought sulcata, red foot and russian tortoise. I just wonder can i keep them in the same enclosure? For now the live on the 100x60 cm box with a uvb/uva bulb. And is that normal that my baby sulcata always sleep all day long? I have 3 babies and one of them is very active but the others...
  16. chrisman

    Seeking Sanctuary/Rescue for Redfoot Tortoise

    Hello! My name is Christina, I am from Los Angeles, CA. I'm currently taking care of a roughly 2.5 year old Redfoot Tortoise. He was my grandmother's pet, but she was recently put into a nursing home and can no longer take care of him. I am taking care of Milton now, however, I live in a small...