Box Turtle and Tortoise Discussion :: new cherry redfoot tortoise

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Post Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 7:19 pm   

You have such cool turtles and tortises!!!!!
3 turtles,
3 cats,
& fish.
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Post Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 1:57 am   

How big do they get? And also what size tank do you need when he reaches full size?

I can't believe how cute he is.

Also if you don't mind my asking, feel free to not answer - but how much did she/he cost you?

Edit: Also, if there a "mini Tortoise". Something that doesn't require a huge vivarium?
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Post Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:10 am   

I don't think there is a mini tortoise...Cherrhead RedFoots are one of the smallest out there and it's adult size maxes out at 30 cm. My cherryhead is TEMPORARILY kept in a (I think) a 15 gallon plastic container. When he gets big enough, he'll get a large rubbermaid container, and when he's adult I'm fencing off an area in my room for him to roam around in.
2 Chinese Goldenthread turtles ~ Miso&Mafan
1 Chinese Box turtle ~ Chief Lemon
2 Redfoot Tortoises ~ Sheegua & Muugua
1 Toy Poodle ~ Pudding
3 firebellied newts ~ Cassandra, Mr.Poo, and Wiggles.
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Post Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 4:44 pm   

Pio, my Cherry head cost me $150. I got him on I keep him in a virvarium, planted with moss and some little things he can eat. This Spring, I am building him a pen on the side of my house. But he will always come in for the winter, and he won't need anything bigger for at least 2 years. Today I am going to get a 40 gal breeder tank. It is wider and shorter than a regular tank. I think it will hold the humidity better also.
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Post Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:20 am   

wow that is one very very VERY cute tortoise
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