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RE: Questions about this little guy

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Posted by: KevinM at Tue Jul 29 10:58:25 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by KevinM ]  
   

Your tort actually looks like a redfoot to me based on shell coloration and shape. Its skin on the head and legs looks very dry. Does it have red or yellow spotting on the head and legs? If it is a redfoot, it may be kept too dry for its liking. Redfoots are South American torts that like it humid and moist. They also generally dont graze on grasses like the sulcatas and leopard torts do and seem to prefer more dark leafy greens and higher amounts of fruit, and yellow or red vegetables. You may want to have a moist area of cypress mulch in one corner and a shallow pan big enough for it to soak in up to its chin. If it hangs out in those areas, it may be a good clue it is a redfoot and is too dry. Once again, this is all quesswork based on your photo. You really need to get the tort properly identified to care for it as best as possible. By the way, if it is a redfoot, they are great torts. Dont get near as large as sulcattas, dont dig, and are generally very cool torts to keep.


   

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