Red-footed tortoises are tortoises of medium-size. They have a bumpy, concave shell, which is usually black, gray or brown, and their skin color is mostly black. Young tortoises feature small distinct areas of yellow or tan surrounding or covering the bumps. They may have bright red marks on their head. Their legs and tail often show patches of yellow, orange or red.They also have a curious personality, and they’re a good choice for those looking to own a tortoise. The Red Footed Tortoise is one of the most popular tortoise breeds kept as pets.