Cherry Head tortoise for sale
Cherry head tortoises for sale originate from the areas of Brazil. A close cousin to both the yellow foot and red-footed tortoise, the Cherry head is the most colorful of the bunch. Cherry head tortoise are some of the most colorful reptiles in all of the animal kingdom. The most colorful of all tortoises, baby Cherry head tortoise for sale stand out like they have been freshly painted! It is important to choose the right tortoise farm or cherry head tortoise breeders.
More About the Cherry Head Red-Footed Tortoise
It is a matter of opinion that cherry heads were intentionally bred to be small red-footed tortoises, however, it is not true. In fact, they are actually native to the country of Brazil. At first glance, cherry heads appear to be a smaller variation of the red-footed tortoise. Cherry heads are an Eastern variant that has a red head and has therefore been titled the cherry head red-foot tortoise. A Cherry Head may often be found along rivers and close to the edge of forests.
Red-footed tortoises are very popular pet tortoises and therefore have become a vulnerable species for extinction in the wild due to people catching them and selling them as pets. Captively bred cherry heads are available here at CB Reptile, so you should never purchase a wild-caught tortoise.
Captive bred baby cherry head tortoises for sale
Wild caught cherry head tortoises are still imported and often available. Because of this, finding a real cherry head red foot tortoise breeder who cares about captive bred baby cherry head tortoises is key. Here at CB, we ONLY work with 100% captive-bred cherry head tortoises and red foot tortoise for sale. Red foot tortoises, as well as cherry head red foot tortoises as well as yellow foot tortoises, are some of the most colorful tortoises in the world.
Cherry Heads make great additions to your reptile family as they are easy to care for. Also, the personality of a cherry head is generally very easy going and very friendly. As far as sizes and ages go, TT offers a wide selection of red foot tortoises for sale, as well as cherry head tortoise for sale.
red foot tortoises
Besides that, CB Reptile also has some beautiful baby red footed tortoise. We also offer well started 6-month-old red footed tortoise for sale as well as a yearling and juvenile red foot tortoises. Red foot tortoises have an average length of 12-14″. Most are measuring up to 18″ are most common. Exceptions exist, however, as there have been occasional discoveries of 20″ or larger specimens. As a rule of thumb, males are larger than females.
Cherry head tortoise general information
Weight: Average weight of these reptiles is around 11 lbs (5 kg).
Color: They have a dark-brown to blackish-brown carapace with structures on them known as scutes. Each scute has a pale color near the center called areolae while the outer portions of the scutes are golden-brown with the edges being dark-brown. Plastrons, which is the lower shell, tends to range from a pale to a dark-yellow. Scales on the tail and limbs range from yellow to a reddish-orange while those on the upper surface of the head are brightly colored with dark margins.
Geography: They live in the countries of Panama, Colombia, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela, French Guyana, Bolivia, Brazil, Argentina, or Paraguay.
Cherry Head tortoise for sale – habitat
Red-footed tortoises inhabit temperate forests, rainforests, savannahs, or dry forests.
Cherry Head tortoises for sale information
- Diurnal and stay active during the daytime.
- Mostly sedentary and do not move long distances.
- Usually are social but and tolerate the presence of other tortoises in their territory, feeding sites, and group feeding sessions.
- Red-footed tortoises take shelters in burrows of armadillos, hollow logs, fallen trees and areas densely vegetated areas for thermoregulation.
Cherry Head tortoise diet
They have an omnivorous feeding habit. It eats fruits during the wet season and shifts its diet to flowers during the dry season. Cherry Heads also consume fungi, soil, foliage, pebbles, sand, and carrion.
Cherry Head tortoise – mating and reproduction
Mating occurs revolving around the wet season from the months of June to September. Males start making sounds to drive off competition and attract mates. The sounds made during this period resemble the sounds of chickens. Males engage in head-bobbing to intimidate their opponents before starting to wrestle to win over mates. Also, the and competitions are won when one individual flips the other onto their back. Lastly, female cherry heads make several nesting sites and lay between 2 and 15 eggs per clutch. Cherry head eggs are incubated for 117-158 days.
Cherry Head Tortoise size
Baby Cherry Head tortoise for sale are hatched with a weight of just about 1 ounce, and a carapace length of under 2″. Baby Cherry head tortoises for sale grow quickly and eventually become sexually mature by the time reach length of 8-10″ inches. Basically, they are breeding age at about 5-6 years old.
CB Reptile has much more than just cherry head tortoise for sale!
Cb Reptile is proud to offer OVER 20 species of healthy, captive-bred baby tortoise for sale including red foot tortoise for sale, sulcata tortoise, giant leopard tortoise, greek tortoises for sale online, eastern Hermann’s tortoises for sale, as well as many other species of tortoise for sale and turtles for sale. Land turtles, also known as box turtle for sale are also available at CB.
As tortoise breeders, we focus on using only the best breed stock to provide our customers with healthy, happy and active top quality specimens that are sure to please any turtle or baby tortoise enthusiast for decades to come. Our tortoises for sale online include nothing but 100% captive-bred tortoise breed stock.