- Apr 22, 2014
How fast is a red foot tortoise supposed to grow? I know it's probably different for each tortoise but I'm looking for an average. I've had my one red foot for almost two years and I've only noticed about 1/8th of an inch of growth measuring from the bottom of his shell in one year. I have not had a chance to weigh him yet to see if he has gained any weight. I don't have access to a scale right now. Is this a normal growth rate or should he be growing faster? And what if he is growing too slow, what factors can cause a slow growth rate? I'm not trying to get my tortoises to grow faster then they are supposed to, I just want to make sure I'm not doing anything to stunt their growth. Any information is helpful, thanks so much!!