The Red-Footed tortoises have a domed shell with pyramidal raised scutes. The legs have distinctly pale yellow or dark red scales, hence its name. Males are generally more colorful and larger in size than the females. Found in the savannah and forest edges of South America, they prefer temperatures ranging from 65-85 degrees fahrenheit. The tortoise prefers to spend close to half of their day inactive and they can even rest up to 10 days at a time. Having poor eyesight the tortoises use scent trails to navigate around.
The tortoise feeds on plants, fruits, insects, seeds, roots, and carrion (rotting/decaying flesh of other animals).
Size: 12 – 20 inches Weight: Up to 60 lbs Lifespan: 50 years in the wild.