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 #2252011


Atlas 2010
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 Red Footed Tortoise

Hey there. I’ve been thinking about getting a baby red-footed tortoise, and I was wondering if he can live with my 7 month old baby gulf coast box turtle. I have a 20 gallon tank that has around 2-3 inches of potting soil mixed with sphagnum moss. I have a UVB bulb and a basking bulb to raise temperatures on one side of the cage. I have a shallow water dish, but am prepared to soak the tortoise three times a week or more if necessary. I feed the box turtle a varied diet of protein, vegetable, greens, and fruit, but I can provide a seperate feeding dish for the tortoise. The box turtle is around 1 1/2" long. I also have the room outside to make a pen for the two as adults. Will the red-foot be able to commune with my boxy? Thanks!



01/21/12  11:51am

 #2252031


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  Message To: Atlas 2010   In reference to Message Id: 2252011


 Red Footed Tortoise

I have a RedFoot & she started out in a 30 long aquarium and was moved after 6 months to a turtle table as they like to move about and have differing terrain in the enclosure.

She likes to wallow in the muddy area of her enclosure & hunt for worms that I added to the soil.
She shares her enclosure with 3 common toads.

Redfoots like higher humidity(60%)and don’t care for too bright of lighting as they are a forest species & prefer heat via a CHE(ceramic heat emitter) than halogens or MVB’s.

I would think a box turtle in a large enough enclosure would be a suitable buddy for a redfoot
as they share similar diets & habitat



01/21/12  03:01pm

 #2252283


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  Message To: Rokdog   In reference to Message Id: 2252031


 Red Footed Tortoise

OK, thanks!



01/22/12  06:10pm


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