The Redfoot Manual: A Beginner's Guide to the Redfoot Tortoise

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Mike Pingleton, Feb 24, 2009 - Turtles - 164 pages
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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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Contents

Basic Requirements
3
Meet the Redfoot Tortoise
8
A Natural History of Redfoots
15
Choosing a Redfoot
21
Enclosures
29
Indoor Enclosures
30
Outdoor Enclosures
35
Substrates and Furnishings
40
Health and Wellness
88
Reproduction
109
Neonate Care
123
Postscript
127
Recipe for Success
130
What About the Yellowfoot?
131
Natural History Notes
133
Nutritional Elements
139

Environment
47
Sunlight
48
Artificial Light
54
Temperature
63
Moisture
70
Care and Maintenance
74
Diet and Nutrition
76

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About the author (2009)

Mike Pingleton has been keeping, breeding and enjoying amphibians and reptiles for nearly forty years. He has written and lectured extensively on both captive and wild herpetofauna. Mike is also interested in field herpetology and adventure travel. His field journals, Redfoots, and photographs can be found at his website: www.pingleton.com

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