The Redfoot Manual: A Beginner's Guide to the Redfoot Tortoise
South American Redfooted Tortoises are growing in popularity among tortoise keepers. Their bright colors, gentle personalities and manageable size make Redfoots a great choice for a pet tortoise. The Redfoot Manual provides information for both new and experienced keepers alike on all aspects of care and maintenance of Redfoots in captivity. Topics covered include:-Advice on how and where to purchase a Redfoot-Information on natural history and behavior-Ideas and requirements for indoor and outdoor housing-Lighting, heat, moisture and other requirements-Nutrition, health, reproduction, and neonate carePacked with over 120 photographs and illustrations, The Redfoot Manual has everything a keeper needs to set up, maintain and enjoy their Redfoot Tortoise.
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Meet the Redfoot Tortoise
A Natural History of Redfoots
Choosing a Redfoot
Substrates and Furnishings
Health and Wellness
Recipe for Success
What About the Yellowfoot?
Natural History Notes
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