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Can SomeOne Help Me? Red Foot Tortoise Care Advice

PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:57 am
by TurtleGirl1985
Hey guys some one is giving me a red foot tortoise tormarrow and I know nothing about their care I have only had Russian Tortoises. Please help me I included a pic of the set up I had my Russians in but they were adopted so let me know what you think. In the pic those are the russian tortoises that I had but they are gone so dont pay attention to that.

Tank size :Unknown
Subtrate:Walnut Litter
Food And Water Bowls: Clay saucers from potted plants
Lights:UVA and UVB
Diet:Baby Spring mix, grapes, watermelon, and mangos

Re: Can SomeOne Help Me? Red Foot Tortoise Care Advice

PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:23 pm
by steve
This is a really good caresheet in red foots: http://www.chelonia.org/articles/redfootcare.htm

You should probably use MVBs or tube-shaped florescent lamps, as they have higher, more reliable UVB output.

Re: Can SomeOne Help Me? Red Foot Tortoise Care Advice

PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:33 pm
by steve
This is also a good article, from the March/April 1997 issue of Reptile and Amphibian Magazine

http://www.kingsnake.com/rockymountain/ ... edfoot.htm