Description of redfoot tortoise for sale
Red-footed tortoises show sex, regional, and individual variations in color, shell shape, and minor anatomical characteristics. Adult carapaces are generally an elongated oval with sides that are nearly parallel, although the sides of males may curve inwards.
They are fairly highly domed and smooth with a rather flat back (although the scutes may be raised or ‘pyramided’ in some individuals, especially captive specimens).
Often, a high point over the hips is seen, with a small sloped section over the neck. The vertebral and costal scutes (the scutes along the center and sides of the carapace) are black or dark brown with a pale yellow areole in the center.