CHERRY HEAD RED FOOT TORTOISE FOR SALE
Some people think that the Cherry Head Tortoise was bred on purpose to look like a small red-footed tortoise, but they are actually from Brazil. Second, the smaller red-footed tortoise comes from the East. It has a red head and is called a “cherry head tortoise” because it is sold as a pet. They are also called Brazilian cherry head red foot tortoises.
Most baby Brazilian Cherry head red foot tortoises live near rivers and the edges of forests. The red-footed tortoise for sale is a very popular pet tortoise. In the wild, this species is now at risk of going extinct. Most of the time, this is because people catch them and sell them as pets. Last, you can buy baby cherry head tortoises that were raised in captivity, so you should never buy a tortoise that was caught in the wild.
Baby cherry head red foot tortoises that live in the wild eat everything. Because of this, they tend to eat a wider variety of foods than many other tortoise species. Keeping in mind how important it is to not feed too much animal protein. Giving Mazuri tortoises food twice a week and good-quality greens is enough to meet their protein needs.
Most importantly, they should be fed a variety of fresh, dark, leafy greens like dandelion greens, endive, mustard greens, and escarole (but watch the calcium to phosphorous ratios of these greens), leafy and green vegetables, and fruits (they also tolerate fruit better than many other species). Lastly, a supplement with calcium and vitamin D3 should be added to the food a few times a week. At tortoise town, we sprinkle reptile vitamins and calcium with D3 on the food twice a week.
The average length of an adult cherry head red foot tortoise is less than 12 inches. Cherry head torts are actually the smallest of the bunch. (red foot, yellow foot, CH)
Did you know that Cherry Heads, like both red footed tortoises for sale and yellow foot tortoises, are forest species? Most species of tortoises for sale need more UVB than cherry head red feet. Because they live in the forest and eat a lot of different things, they don’t need as much UVB exposure as other baby tortoises for sale.
Cherry heads, unlike some other species, eat a varied diet with more protein than most other pet tortoises. We feed collard, mustard, and beet greens, among other greens. We also give Mazuri tortoises food that has protein and vitamin D3 in it. Lastly, we always give our Cherry heads fresh fruit when we feed them. At least once a week, give them fruit like papaya, strawberry, apple, and melon. Some food for thought is that the different kinds of high-vitamin fruits are what gave the Cherry Head its colorful spots. In the wild, both ref feet and cherry heads will eat anything, even dead things.
All kinds of baby tortoises need humidity, but red feet and cherry heads need it the most. At the tortoise farm, we keep the humidity around 80% for our baby Cherry head red foot tortoises for sale. As they get older, we turn it down to somewhere between 65 and 75% for all of our cherry head tortoises. Use a reptile fogger if you have trouble keeping the humidity at the right level. If you use reptile foggers, it will be much easier to keep your cherry head tortoise’s habitat humid.
Always make sure your baby cherry head red foot tortoise has fresh water to drink. For things that are very shallow, a terra-cotta dish works well. Make sure the water dish is easy for your baby tortoise to get in and out of. Tortoise babies can drown very quickly, so the water must be shallow.
Your tortoise may soak or bathe in the dish, and when they do, they often poop in it, so be ready to clean it. Soak your baby tortoise every day for 10 to 12 minutes in shallow water that is 82 to 85 degrees until it is at least 18 months old. This is true no matter where you can get water. Giving your tortoise the right amount of water and humidity will also help it keep its shell as smooth as a bowling ball.
If you take good care of an average Cherry head red foot tortoise for sale, it will live a very long time. Even though no one knows for sure, a Cherry head red foot tortoise is likely to live between 50 and 100 years.
This species lives in the tropics and likes it when it’s humid. Outside, a strong, escape-proof enclosure can be set up, and if needed, a sprinkler or mister can be used to add more humidity. Your tortoise will be able to crawl into both a muddy hole and a pan of clean water. A place with lots of plants is a cool place to relax and a natural home for animals.
Adult cherry head red foot tortoises for sale can live in a shelter that looks like a doghouse. At night, the enclosure should be heated if the temperature drops below 65–70 degrees. A baby cherry head red foot tortoise can be outside when it’s 95 degrees during the day.
Sexing Your Cherry Head Red Foot Tortoise
When you order one of our medium or adult-sized reptiles, you can ask for a male or female tortoise, or any combination of the two. However, we cannot guarantee the sex. But we can promise that someone who knows a lot about reptiles will try to pick out the specific tortoise(s) you want.
Shipping Your Cherry Head Red Foot Tortoise
Because we sell reptiles, amphibians, tarantulas, and scorpions online in a responsible way, we reserve the right to delay your order if the weather is too bad. This happens very rarely. This is only done to keep the animal(s) safe, and if it does happen, you will be notified by email.