diet

  1. R

    How much food should I give my tortoise per day?

    I have 3 greek tortoises and 1 hermann's tortoise. How can I calculate how much food should I give per day? I searched everywhere and couldn't find a reliable feeding technique. Some people say they should eat a loose fist size and some say that you should put food on their plate then take it...
  2. A

    looking for advice caring for my tortoise

    so, ive had my indoor russian tortoise for around a year now. she was young when we got her - the pet store said she was around 2-3 months old. in all honesty, our care for her has not been optimal. i listened and have been following the advice of an aunt with a russian tortoise, and my tort...
  3. EllisEditz

    Redfoot Tortoise & Chicken

    Hello people, I want to switch up my torts protein diet and try feeding some chicken I’m just wondering if any of you have before how did you prep the chicken.? Boil it?,oven? I don’t know 🤷‍♂️ The Chicken 👇🏻 Was it bought fresh.? Was It A Whole Cooked Chicken From any ordinary grocery...
  4. A

    How to transition Sulcata to eat what he should be eating?

    So- like a lot of tortoise newbies, when I got my baby sulcata I asked the specialty pet store people- who had their own Sulcatas! what I should feed him. Like a lot of us I was told put mixed greens in there, no spinach, but other than that some store bought mixed greens were what I should be...
  5. T

    Live mealworms came dead

    Hello! I have a question on mealworms. I normally get mine live from a reptile shop that's a little ways away for my leopard gecko. I was running low on my current supply while on vacation so the person watching him got a cup of live worms from PetSmart in case the other worms ran out. When I...
  6. 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...
  7. Flapjack

    How trustworthy is this article?

    https://www.thatpetplace.com/articles/pancake-tortoise-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.
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. BuzBuz

    Heidi being Heidi

    She loves her Cantaloupe!
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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! So...my question to you guys is...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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