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When weather permits, Yellow Foot Tortoises should be kept outside to graze and exercise. They enjoy digging and because they will try to escape any barrier they can see through, a solid wall that extends at least a foot under the ground is the best barrier. The outdoor enclosure needs plenty of shade.

Yellow Foot Tortoises breed throughout the year. The males can be distinguished from the females by the quick, sideways motion they make with their heads to challenge other males during mating season. The two males will try to knock each other on their backs, and whoever knocks the other over first is the victor and gets to mate with the female. The larger male is usually the winner. The female lays a clutch of between four and eight long, white, fragile eggs in a hole. She then buries the eggs, which hatch into self-sufficient hatchling tortoises. Juvenile tortoises should be fed more often than adults should.

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