Cherry Head Tortoise for sale
Cherry Head Red Foot Tortoise for sale (cherry head red footed tortoise for sale)
We have some fantastic captive bred super colorful cherry head red foot tortoise for sale. The Cherry Head tortoise for sale is one of the most popular pet tortoises for sale in the United States and is also known for being one of the more colorful species of tortoise for sale in the world. Average size is 10-11″ and 15-20 lbs at 20 years of age. Cherry Head Red-foot tortoises for sale can live up to 100 years when properly cared for.
Cherry Head hatchlings, well-started babies and yearlings
We currently have red foot tortoise hatchings for sale, well started baby cherry head tortoise for sale(recommended over the more fragile hatchlings) and cute and plump 1 year old cherry head tortoises for sale in stock. The cherry head red foot tortoise or cherry head red footed tortoise is from the humid rain forrest regions of South America. In captivity they enjoy an easy diet of spring mix, dandelion greens, papaya, strawberry, apple, and Mazuri tortoise chow, dusted with calcium twice per week. They are easy to care for and can make fantastic pet tortoises.
100% captive-bred cherry head tortoises for sale
Our Captive bred cherry head Red Foot tortoises for sale come from top quality adult red foot tortoise breed stock and exemplify the species standard in both colors, and temperament. Red Foot tortoises for sale are fairly EASY in terms of care level, and make great additions to any tortoise collection especially once they are at least 4 months old which is why we always recommend the well started baby cherry head tortoise for sale over the fresh hatchling red foot tortoises for sale online.
With a Biologist ON SITE, all of our baby cherry head tortoise for sale online come with our live arrival and full 7 day health guarantee. If you purchase a complete tortoise setup kit from our shop, your tortoise will automatically come with a 30 day health guarantee. Our red foot tortoises for sale are ready to ship to your door via UPS or FedEx in heated or cooled containers and will arrive the morning after shipment. Typically they leave here around 7pm and are on your doorstep the next morning between 8-10am.
Cherry head tortoise general information
Weight: Average weight of these reptiles is around 11 lbs (5 kg).
Color: They have a dark-brown to blackish-brown carapace with structures on them known as scutes. Each scute has a pale color near the center called areolae while the outer portions of the scutes are golden-brown with the edges being dark-brown. Plastrons, which is the lower shell, tends to range from a pale to a dark-yellow. Scales on the tail and limbs range from yellow to a reddish-orange while those on the upper surface of the head are brightly colored with dark margins.
Geography: They live in the countries of Panama, Colombia, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela, French Guyana, Bolivia, Brazil, Argentina, or Paraguay.
Cherry Head tortoise for sale – habitat
Red-footed tortoises inhabit temperate forests, rainforests, savannahs, or dry forests.
Cherry Head tortoises for sale information
- Diurnal and stay active during the daytime.
- Mostly sedentary and do not move long distances.
- Usually are social but and tolerate the presence of other tortoises in their territory, feeding sites, and group feeding sessions.
- Red-footed tortoises take shelters in burrows of armadillos, hollow logs, fallen trees and areas densely vegetated areas for thermoregulation.
Cherry Head tortoise diet
They have an omnivorous feeding habit. It eats fruits during the wet season and shifts its diet to flowers during the dry season. Cherry Heads also consume fungi, soil, foliage, pebbles, sand, and carrion.
Cherry Head tortoise – mating and reproduction
Mating occurs revolving around the wet season from the months of June to September. Males start making sounds to drive off competition and attract mates. The sounds made during this period resemble the sounds of chickens. Males engage in head-bobbing to intimidate their opponents before starting to wrestle to win over mates. Also, the and competitions are won when one individual flips the other onto their back. Lastly, female cherry heads make several nesting sites and lay between 2 and 15 eggs per clutch. Cherry head eggs are incubated for 117-158 days.
Cherry Head Tortoise size
Baby Cherry Head tortoise for sale are hatched with a weight of just about 1 ounce, and a carapace length of under 2″. Baby Cherry head tortoises for sale grow quickly and eventually become sexually mature by the time reach length of 8-10″ inches. Basically, they are breeding age at about 5-6 years old.