Redfoot tortoise

Redfoot tortoise


Common name - Redfoot tortoise

Latin name - Chelonoidis carbonaria

Country of Origin - South america

Adult size - 40-50cm

Average Lifespan - 80 years

Care level - Beginner

Lighting -  6% UV

Temperature range - 22-28

Minimum housing size - 4ft wooden viv

Description - They have dark-colored, loaf-shaped carapaces with a lighter patch in the middle of each scute, and dark limbs with brightly colored scales that range from pale yellow to dark red. The males are somewhat smaller than the females. UV lights should be on 12 hours on during the daytime and off at night time.

Cleaning - spot pick every other day. total clean out every 3 weeks or when necessary

Shopping list - Terrestial vivarium, heating, uv lighting, thermometer, substrate, food dish, tortoise pool, cuttlefish, hides, calcium & D3

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The Purple Pet Centre Ltd

Beaver Farm

Eastbourne Road (A22), Newchapel

Near Lingfield

Surrey RH7 6HL

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