Juvenile Redfoot Tortoise
These Field Collected Tortoises Are Approximately 5 – 8 Inches In Shell Length. This Is A Mid Sized Species With Adults Growing To About 14 Inches. This Is A Great Pet For A First Time Reptile Owner.
How Big Do Juvenile Redfoot Tortoise for sale Get? These tortoises grow to an adult length of 11 to 14 inches and weigh 20 to 30lb by the time they are ten years old. However, the largest documented Juvenile Redfoot Tortoise for sale surpassed two feet and weighed 60 pounds. Hatchlings are around two inches in length and weigh two ounces
We have had females as small as 9 inches in length lay eggs, although it is more likely with females in the 11 to 12 inch range. Like most tortoises, red-footed tortoises grow rapidly for the first five to 10 years, and then their growth slows with age.
After counting the rings, take a guess at the turtle’s age. For instance, if the turtle had 14 rings, you can guess that the turtle is 7 years old, as every 2 rings may represent a year. A turtle will have rings whether in captivity or the wild.
Again, you can see that 2 years into its life and almost 4 inches in length with no pyramiding.
Small tortoises make excellent pets as they are much easier to care for. They require less space and can be easily kept indoors throughout the year. The most popular small tortoises include Egyptian tortoise, Hermann’s tortoise, Greek tortoise, and Russian tortoise.