1. N

    What should I feed my tortoise?

    I recently got a 2 year old Hermann's tortoise and was wondering what their varied diet should consist of. I have been feeding it a mix of lettuce, kale, cucumber, zucchini and bok choy and just found out that bok choy and zucchini aren't good for my tortoise. What are some things I should feed...
  2. Flapjack

    How trustworthy is this article? I came across this website while doing some research and I was wondering if some of the more experienced people in the group had anything to agree or disagree with this article.
  3. Jayme_3

    Am I feeding my sulcata hatchling enough?

    The photos I’ve attached are from yesterday. The first was around 9am the second around 6:30pm. And the third photo is for size reference. I did give him another big dandelion leaf after the second photo that he ate most of but there was a little leftover this morning. Should I be offering more...
  4. P

    Testudo Tortoise Identification Help!!! (Question about diet and eye as well)

    Hello! I recently purchased this testudo tortoise from pet smart! No information on the age, sex, or specific species, besides testudo genus. I’m a new tortoise owner and was wondering if anyone was able to tell what exact species of testudo tortoise this is? I also wondering if anyone could...
  5. K

    Looking for advice for the 2 Sulcatta tortoise we have! HELP

    Ok- so my husband decided to bring home 2 baby Sulcattas(daughter talked him into it) in March of 2020… so they are about a year and a half. And I don’t think he did his research in the beginning on what to feed them and the owner of the shop told him to feed them improperly(leafy greens, Fruit...
  6. LordTurtlington

    I’m a fussy tortoise

    I am a 6 month old Sulcata and quite fussy. My owner has gone through the Tortoise Table and found lots of plants that are completely safe to eat and created a little garden to fill my bowl from…except I don’t want to eat ANY of it and will only eat lambs lettuce and the red pellets in the...
  7. BuzBuz

    Heidi being Heidi

    She loves her Cantaloupe!
  8. T

    Searching for Sulcata help

    Hey y’all, My name is Tyler, and I am a fairly avid reptile keeper, but a first time Sulcata owner. I have had my current Sulcata (Bruce) for just under a year. I got him in October of 2020, when he was 4 months old. I know all Sulcatas grow differently, but Bruce and his lack of growth is...
  9. R

    Switching Tortoise Diet! Please HELP!

    Hello, My name is Ryan, and I am new to this forum. I am super grateful to have stumbled across it because it has been so helpful! However, I am seeking some advice for my own tortoise... When I was 10 years old, I really wanted a tortoise so my mother allowed me to get my own Sulcata...
  10. snailpeekoutofshell

    Safe to feed plants grown with hydroponic nutrients?

    I'm having A LOT of trouble growing a garden for my Russian to eat... It's been very hot the past month or so, and my plants are suffering for it. Almost everything I started growing a couple months ago is dead, with a few weeds holding strong. I'm about to start growing them indoors and moving...
  11. BuzBuz

    Is my Redfoot growing too rapidly?

    Hello All! So my baby Redfoot, Heidi is about 3 months old now and I just measured her for the first time. she is 3.5 inches wide and 3.25 inches long. Now I've looked around online and a few sources I've read say that, that is the approximate size a 1 year old! question to you guys is...
  12. L

    He wont eat!!

    (species- forest hinge back)hello, i just got my first ever tortoise a few days ago, he came form a farm and was caught, the farmer said he eats ugbono fruit, but there was a small problem, I fed him a varied diet of cucumbers,cabbage,apples and bannanas but he wont even eat it,my mom even gave...
  13. O

    Stinging nettles?

    My hermanns tortoise Dash really likes nettles but i think they are stinging him!! Today he had the strangest reaction to eating them. He jerked around, opened his beak really wide and moved his head from side to side as if they were stinging him. He just kept eating them but eventually i took...
  14. B

    Need help - Vitamin A options for Russian Tortoise

    Hi, I have had problems getting my Russian enough vitamin A for years. He is a very picky eater. He likes to eat spring mix, radicchio, romaine and carrots. I try to give him hibiscus (he loves the flowers but not the leaves), collards and other plants but he never eats them. If he finds a...
  15. yay14

    How much to supplemement?

    Hello everyone i was wondering how much i should be supplementing my yearling hermann tortoise with calci dust, nutrobal and miner-all when the miner-all arives The last time i went to the vet he wanted me to send pictures and ingredients of the supplements i was giving so i did and heres the...
  16. yay14


    Hello everyone i recently found out my yearling hermann was not getting enough minerals in his diet. I was giving him calci dust once a week and Nutrobal once a week. So i went ahead and ordered some miner-all to give to him and while waiting for it i was going to give a mineral suipplmement i...
  17. D

    help with diet and other things!!

    hi, so i would like some assistance on what to feed my two sulcata tortoises to help w pyramiding. back to my tortoises, they are around 3/4 years old. during the summer they mostly ate grass and vitamins sometimes. you see these tortoises arent exactly mine, they're my sisters but my parents...
  18. I

    Buying plants from local nursery

    I have a local nursey that sells plants that are edible to my tortoise and apparently. I did ask them if they were safe to be eaten by my tortoise. Apparently, they do not use insecticides or pesticides on their plants but they do use only this with their plants...
  19. yay14

    Good Calcium for diet?

    Hi i have a 1 year old hermann tortoise and now during the cold months i can't feed an all weed and flowers diet so i have to buy some grocery store stuff. So right now he gets, Arugula, Radiccio, Endive, Frisee, Kale and some pak choy every now and then. I also give him some weeds that i have...
  20. T

    Leopard Tortoise ate toxic plant ground ivy

    So I let my tortoise out on a nice day and didn’t realize until he was already eating it that he got into some Ground Ivy, or Creeping Charlie (Glechoma hederacea). I’ve scoured the internet reading every possible thing I can find and really am not getting a good answer. Most sites say it’s...