The Red-Footed Tortoise originates from central and northern South America. and Central America. It has also been introduced to several Caribbean islands.
Red-footed Tortoises are primarily herbivorous, though they are known to eat carrion as well as any bug they can catch. When the weather turns cool, their metabolism slows down considerably, allowing them to survive on minimal food. For example in a very warm climate a mature individual can survive nearly a month on a single banana!
Our Red-Footed Tortoises each have a certain number of white spots that we have put on their shells and that is how we tell them apart
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