Red footed Tortoise

Chelinoidis carbonaria

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South America
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Up to 40cm
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Tropical
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Vegetables
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Fruit
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Intermediate

The colourful Red Footed Tortoise is a tropical species which originates from the jungles of South America. This species does not brumate (hibernate).

Housing
120 x 60 x 30cm vivarium (LxWxH) depending on size.
Heating
Air temperature 26-31°c with a basking lamp.
Lighting
Minimum of 5.0 T8 lighting.
Feeding
Provide fresh fruit and vegetables for grazing daily.
Watering
Provide fresh water daily, in a bowl large enough for bathing.
Daily Care
Spot clean the vivarium, removing any uneaten food or waste. Feed fresh vegetables, pellets and fruit on occasion. Provide fresh drinking and bathing water.
Weekly Care
Check all equipment is working correctly. Enhance your tortoises diet with a complete prepared food to ensure they get all the vitamins they need.
Long Term Care
Change substrate monthly, clean the vivarium with reptile disinfectant to prevent odours and to control bacteria. Change bulbs every 6-12 months.

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