food and diet

  1. M

    Hermanns not eating any greens help please!

    So my Hermanns, I got her from a pet store back in October, she was eating greens kinda, for awhile not a lot but she was eating some. I tried mixing greens with peppers and the standard Mazuri, she was not having it. I have learned she loves cucumber and strawberries and butternut squash but I...
  2. G

    Russian Tortoise

    I just brought a Russian tortoise home. It's only been a been day and a half, all he does is sit in the corner in his hide. But I know he needs time to adapt. He came up for a bit ate and went back. I do have a question about what exactly I should feed him and what brand of supplement I should...
  3. For-Mr.Spock

    I cannot find these on Tortoise Table?

    I live in PA and have a decent sized yard. My store only really has endive and kale, so I have taken to foraging to supplement my russian tortoise's diet. What are these following plants and can she eat them? Thank you for your time and patience.
  4. Ruszian Tortoise

    ...what is this? For Russian

    Is this okay for a Russian tortoise?I think this one is... I forget, d-----------a?, and what about this?
  5. Isabel Casiño

    How do I feed tortoise pellets to a baby tortoise??

    I wouldn’t say these are Mazuri pellets but I bought them at petco for about $450 pesos and it’s grassland tortoise diet. I would’ve preferred to buy actual Mazuri but US won’t ship to Mexico and MX amazon sells a bag for about $200 dollars. I’m wondering how do I feed this to my baby RF? They...
  6. yusufning

    Leopard Tortoise: Pellet Addiction

    Hi everyone, Background information: so I have a leopard tortoise which Ive kept for about 1.5 yrs. When I bought him he was arond 130grams and now he is arond 250grams. The problem: The first month he was fine (eating all sorts of greens and vegetables). Then he got sick with runny nose...
  7. E

    What exactly to feed Russian tortoise- supplements and needed nuitrition?

    Getting my Russian tortoise tomorrow!! So sorry I’m asking so many questions but I don’t want to hurt him or anything. I made a mix of Russian tortoise approved green veggies to offer him daily plus a feed in moderation food to encourage him a little in his new home over the coming weeks. I’m...
  8. KatJ

    Garden for a tort?

    Hello! I’d like to grow a garden for my sulcata who lives outdoors year round. Was thinking of hardy hibiscus, mulberry, a few greens, prickly pears, hays and grasses, nettles, okay wildflowers, sedum, etc. Has anyone tried this and is there any way to make it more or less self-sustaining while...
  9. Paulastortoisejourney

    Tortoise food and seed mix

    Hi guys! I am from The Netherlands and I’m new to this community. Already read a lot of articles. I love it so far! Super helpful. In a few weeks/months I’ll be getting myself my first Greek Hermann’s tortoise when everything is set up and ready. I have some questions about the food I should...
  10. yongsaurus

    Eating Habits

    Hello, what can I do if my tortoise refuse to eat anything unless its cooked ? i give her as many different vegetables as i can. but she refuses to eat them unless i boil them to soften them up. for example she loves carrots, when i just give it to her raw she just spits them back out. but if...
  11. J

    good food ideas for Russian torts?

    any ideas for a good diet
  12. C

    Hermann's Tortoise Diet

    Hello, I have a 3 years old Hermann's tortoise, I have done much research into appropriate diet and reference the tortoise table app often. I feel like my tortoise may be getting bored with being fed the same variation of food. Please read below what his diet consists of on a daily basis and...
  13. N

    Help growing tortoise supply mix

    I finally received my testudo seed mix from tortoise supply, but need some advice on how to grow it. I was going to buy a planter to grow the seeds in since my neighbor up the hill treats her lawn with chemicals and I can't plant in my yard for that reason. From videos I've watched, it looks...
  14. PhilandShelly

    Our Torts eat Mazuri Pellets if Prepared "right"

    Hello! I've seen a lot of threads regarding Mazuri pellets and decided to give it a try. Phil and Shelly are CDTs around 1.5 years old and mostly feed on dandelion, clover, spring mix, and the occasional rose petals. I wanted to make sure they had a diverse diet and wanted to see if they would...
  15. yusufning


    Hi everyone, This post will be a tad long but please bear with me. So I've had 2 leopards (approximately 8cm) for almost three months. I think their eating habit is a bit weird, namely with the following conditions: 1. They eat roughly the same amount compared to my 6cm sulcata, I assume they...
  16. Shaztorts

    Hello! First time owner with Hermann's Hatchlings :)

    Hi everyone! My name is Sharon and I have become the owner of 2 Hermann's tortoises for a month now. Lucky and Mbappe are 6 months old captive born-and-bred tortoises from Hungry but now live with us in England. This is the first time I own tortoises and I just want to do my very best at...
  17. Urbanmonkey

    To help you ID food Incase people didnt know about this. I found it very useful.
  18. lazyboneskuehn

    New yard new plants

    Hey there! First post after joining over a year ago. I recently moved into a new house in NC and was wondering if whatever this is would be safe for my 3 year old sulcata to eat? It’s super small and all over the ground. Thank you!
  19. Scottfoo

    Big Thank you to Our friends at TetraFauna !

    We wanted to give a big thank you to the folks at Tetra for donating all these great items and 20 Cases of food. We are so appreciative and thank you so much! We will def be passing on some of the food to other turtle rescues and turtle lovers!