• Welcome! Are you interested in tortoises? If so, we invite you to join our community! Our community is the #1 place for tortoise keepers to talk online. Once you join you'll be able to post messages, upload pictures of your tortoise and enclosure, and discuss any tortoise topic with other tortoise keepers. Get started today!


  1. E

    Russian tortoise PNW weeds?

    Hi all! My Theo (Russian tort) is doing great so far! Sadly he’s a little obsessed with the lighter leaf lettuce I got him (it’s a romaine) so I found a garden group in Seattle and asked people with untreated yards for weeds! We have two dogs and our HOA treats the front usually so ours doesn’t...
  2. E

    Theo got another soak today and was photo ready during his lunch! Got him this week and I’m in love!

    Soaked him for the second time, he loves the water and he loves running around afterwards even more! He’s stuck on romaine and red leaf lettuce but he’s got quite a few dark leafy greens mixed in too! After he ran around he pushed his bedding up in the corner to make a nice little pillow for a...
  3. polDurna

    My Food Train (of thought)

    Greetings All! This will probably be a little rambling, and hit a few points out of order.... It is not the thought of a business, or charity, but timing and need. I have seen a few post now where we are all enjoying (or Not) more time home with our little darlings. Many of us with a drop in...
  4. 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...
  5. IRTehDuckie

    Where do you Supply from?

    I used to get a mix of seeds online, but the website that i used before is no longer a business sadly. they used custom blends for me while being a repeated customer had my info etc. Since they are no longer a thing, I am having trouble finding a good seed mix for my tortoise that has a nice...
  6. 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...
  7. E

    What should I feed my russian tortoise???

    Should i feed my russian tortoise only greens and veggies or should i give him the mazuri tortoise food? i am currently giving him greens and veggies with a multi vitamin and calcium, and in the winter calcium w/ vitamin d3. i see that a lot of people give there tortoises mazuri or other...
  8. S

    Adopted Russian Never Handled & Food Question

    Hey Guys, First off I will say "Thank GOD For This Site lol " I'm glad to be with fellow tortoise owners, lovers, etc. Anyway down to what I need some help with! My husband and I haven't had tortoises very long, we first bought my male (Whom I thought was a girl) I named Zoe boy or not I kept...
  9. whortoise

    What to feed baby tortoise

    Hello, I'm about to get my tortoise in a couple days and I was wondering if I need any additional food and supplements. I'm planning to give my tortoise the greens as well as a calcium block. Should I add Mazuri into the mix? Would it be beneficial? (the tortoise is young and will be kept...
  10. JeannetteBasil

    where to get food?

    hey! I'm about to get a sulcata and I've been doing a ton of research, but i can't find the answer to one thing. I know grass should be a huge part of their diet as well as some vegetables. Can y'all recommend a website to order some quality food to help create variety and make sure they're...
  11. A

    Lettuce with nutrient powders?

    Hey everyone, So I've had my tortoise for about 3 years so far, a wonderful adult male Russian tortoise. Our vet has confirmed his great health, which I'm glad to hear. I know that feeding lettuce to tortoises is widely looked down upon, due to the low nutrient content. I always try to get him...
  12. T

    Hibiscus Powder

    Has anyone ever heard of feeding their tortoise hibiscus powder, and if so, was it beneficial for your tort? The area we currently live in is very seasonal for hibiscus flowers, and we were wondering if it would be worth while for us to purchase the powder and give our tortoises a sprinkle every...
  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. Their favourite meal........CUCUMBER!

    Their favourite meal........CUCUMBER!

    One of the torts favorite food is cucumbers here's a leftover little bit.
  15. Meet Buddy

    Meet Buddy

    Buddy is the cutest little guy of the group. Only about 1-3 years old, he's smaller that all the other, but big in heart!
  16. Moses the Tortoise

    Moses the Tortoise

    Moses is my longest, kept tort. He likes walking around when it rains, and loves eating mulberries! He is my oldest male.
  17. Hsenfow

    Change in Eating Habits

    My tortoise hasn't been eating much lately, and I'm not sure why. He tends to have only a small nibble after his morning soak, and then sleeps for the rest of the day. Last time he ate properly was about 2 weeks ago. Since then the only thing that may have changed is that the weather has gotten...
  18. S

    My Russian Tortoise won't eat or move..

    Hi everyone! I posted a few weeks ago about my Russian Tortoise Nahiri and how she wouldn't eat and was very active, running around her table. Some people suggested that she was trying to lay eggs. Others said she may have parasites. I took her to the vet and she had intestinal parasites and...
  19. R

    New and looking for suggestions

    Hi everyone! My name is Rebecca. I live in Northeastern Pennsylvania. My family is looking into getting a Russian Tortoise. The breeder says the tort will be about 5 inches big when we get him/her. I have been researching Russian tortoises for awhile now. Our indoor enclosure will be 3 feet long...
  20. H

    Weeds for Sulcata?

    Hi, everyone. So my sulcata has grown to about 3 inches now. I'm thinking of taking it outside. I don't have grass but I have weeds, instead. I was wondering if this type of weed is okay for the sulcata to eat. Thanks~!!!!