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Yellow-foot Tortoise

Overall satisfaction

4/5

Acquired: Bred animal myself,
Worked with pet (didn’t own)

Gender: N/A

Appearance

4/5

Health

4/5

ActivityLevel

4/5

Temperament

5/5

Easy to provide habitat

3/5

Easy to handle

1/5

Visibility

4/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

3/5

Easy to Feed

4/5

Easy to provide environmental needs

3/5

More Companion than Pet...but Big!

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New York, United States

Posted Jun 13, 2016

With its inquisitive demeanor and ready acceptance of human companionship, it’s small wonder that the Yellow-footed Tortoise is on the “must-have” lists of reptile fans worldwide. Usually considered to be more of a companion than pet, they quickly learn to “beg’ for food and even to follow their owners about. Of all the many species I’ve worked with in zoos, I recall each yellow-foot individually – they have very distinctive personalities! However, don’t be tempted to buy one of those tiny hatchlings on a whim – they need room-sized enclosures or outdoor pens, constant attention to diet and other needs, and can live for 85+ years – prepare well, then enjoy!

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