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New Yellowfoot Tortoise with some questions & a name suggestion

Discussion in 'Redfoot and yellowfoot tortoises' started by Parais11, Aug 9, 2019.

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  1. Parais11

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    I’m so excited I just picked up this beautiful yellowfoot rescue. I had a few questions that some of you may be able to give me some educated guesses. I have been told he is a couple of years old, CB, and a definite male. He is approximately 8 inches. Very outgoing. I will post a few pictures and maybe someone can give me their opinions. How old is he? Sex? Does he look CB? Any other noticeable issues? I know a lot of people on here know much more than I do. On another note, I’d like help naming him (if it is a him). Any good names based on his looks pop out at anyone. Thanks all for the help. As always, this is the BEST site. All the best and o hope everyone has a great and safe weekend.
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    I think you got some bad info. That's a Redfoot, not a yellowfoot. Also, no concavity to the shell, I think it could be female. Does look CB though.
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    Don’t tell me that. Are you 100% certain this is a redfoot?
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    Could this be some sort of hybrid. I was told it was 100% a yellow. And the large tail was a giveaway for the sex. (This is what I was told). Thanks again for the response.
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    Yellowfoots have 2 scales that run all the way to the tip of the nose like this prefrontalcompare4.jpg and like the one in your profile pic. The one pictured in this thread doesn't, a pretty good indicator it's a Redfoot. As for the sex, the shape of the scute near the tail, and no concavity say female, but the tail is pretty long so it's kind of hard to tell. I cant be sure. Wait for some other more experienced keepers opinions.
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    Yep
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    And very healthy looking.
    Looks female.
    But that's a pretty big tail.
    Don't name him/her just yet.
    (From a member with a female Redfoot named Julio)
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    Anybody able to guess his/her age? I wasn’t going to keep him, but for some reason I have fallen for the little guy. He or she has an awesome personality.
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    Unless your hand is unusually large, about 4 years old?
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    I agree, my guy is about the same size and going on 4yrs
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    Appreciate it. Thanks.
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