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The Yellow Foot Tortoise is a moderately sized terrestrial tortoise that can be easy to care for, especially for those who can house it outdoors in tropical climates.

The Yellow Foot Tortoise is very closely related to the Red-Footed Tortoise, which lives in the same dense undergrowth. The Yellow Foot Tortoise is diurnal, meaning that it is most active during the day. Inspite of this it is usually very difficult to find in the wild because they prefer to live in the dense undergrowth of the South American forests and rarely venture into clearings or onto wide paths. They feed on grasses, plants, fruit, and carrion in their natural environment. One of the favorite foods of the Yellow Foot Tortoise is the wild plum that is common in South America. In captivity, they are fed a 95% vegetarian diet consisting of fruit such as oranges, apples and greens such as kale, endives and collard. It should be noted that males will challenge other males by bobbing their heads at each other and this should be kept in mind when purchasing this tortoise.

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