: A close relative of Red-footed Tortoise , readily available and fairly hardy that makes a wonderful pet tortoise.
:South American tortoise, South American forest tortoise, Morrocoy, Motelo, Jabuti, Tortuga de patas amarillas
: Northern South America, east of the Andes south to southern Brazil; Trinidad,
Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, etc.
: 2' 2" - 2' 8" carapax length
:Terrestrial; tropical forests
: Cage should be large enough, but does not need to be high. (e.g. Wooden Terrarium, Glass Terrarium)
12 - 14 hours each day with direct natural sunlight or UV lamp (e.g. ReptiSun 5.0, UV Heat Bulb)
: 28 - 30 ¢XC -- basking spot (e.g. Basking Spot Lamp)
26 - 27 ¢XC -- cooler area (e.g. Daylight Blue Bulb)
24 - 25 ¢XC -- at night (e.g. Nightlight Red Bulb, Infrared Heat Lamp, Ceramic Heat Emitter)
:mid to high
: a large shallow water dish (e.g. Rock water dish) should be available for soaking and drinking all the time.
:Optional. Possibllites include caves (e.g. Habba Hut, Heat Cave), etc
: Herbivorous (plant-eating);
Fallen Fruits (specially Plums), Mushrooms, vines, succulents, Grasses, Greens, Flowers, occasionally carrions
:Various fruits (e.g. Plums, Peaches, Strawberries, Apples with skin, Kiwi, Starfruits, Papayas, Mangos, Tomatoes, etc), Carrots, Mushrooms, Beans, Peas, Grass, Veggies, Flowers, Dark Leafy Greens (e.g. dandelions, mustards, collards, turnips, kales), Box Turtle & Tortoise Food , Tortoise Formula
:Canned Dog or Cat Food, Cooked Eggs, White Cheese, Low-Fat Meat
: Its diet consists of the greatest diversity of all tortoises else.