Red-Foot Tortoise

The red-foot tortoise is a beautiful species from the South America forests. They have a black shell with a yellow center on each scute. Their head color ranges from yellow to orange to red. They have bright red scales on their legs. This is a medium sized tortoise (12 - 14 inches with a few examples up to 16-inches). They are active and friendly. They are easy to care for and do quite well in captivity.

Hover over image to see Quick Stats

Other Names:

  • Geochelone carbonaria
  • Red-Foot Tortoise
  • Cherry-head


  • Bolivia

Life Span:

  • 45 years or more
  • Learn how to help your tortoise live longer Care Sheets


  • Adults grow between 12 and 14 inches
  • See ours in the Photo Gallery

Request More Information:

captcha image
*Required Fields