1. Sallythehermanntortoise

    Hermann tortoise edible garden

    Hello community!! I'm looking at doing a garden project full of edible plants and flowers for a Hermann tortoise I want to get it right and full of varieties. She loves her strawberries so I will be adding them but I don't know about edible flowers please help
  2. Yum


    Svenya has a treat. It's difficult getting a picture of her eating because she usually runs to me instead. When a turtle of any kind picks you over food, you know you're special.
  3. Cass96

    Can tortoises eat mushrooms?

    Hey all! I’m sorry if this has already been answered in a previous thread. I’m just curious on things to give my Shelldon as little treats. Shelldon is an Egyptian Tortoise, can he try a bit of raw mushroom? (8months old)
  4. E

    How much food for Hermann?

    He is 2 years old. Previous owner said he fed him 4 days a week. I’m unable to do that to him. He seems always ready to eat but the question is how much greens should he eat in a day? As much as his shell would hold? Also is 70-80% humidity about right? I’m using a diffuser as a misting method...
  5. Celiagg

    Aloe Vera

    Happy Saturday! I was at my local nursery and got this plain aloe Vera. Is this something I can have in my sulcata enclosure that is safe for have and eat.. I also read about this one but didn’t buy as I was unsure.
  6. M

    Food and Enclosure

    Hello again. It has been a hot minute since I posted last, and I have some more questions for you guys. 1. My Leo in this past year has been particularly picky when it comes to grasses and hay. I’ve done my best to mix in tortoise diet in to get her to eat it with her other foods, but she will...
  7. 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...
  8. S

    Tortoise not eating

    Hello all, I am new, so hello!!! I got a Russian tortoise last Tuesday, 7 days ago from petco, and she hasn’t eating anything…….. She’ll drink water while she soaks and she is pooping and peeing after each soak, once a day or every other day. I have offered her spring mix, yellow squash, bok...
  9. Triple9Nickel

    What plants do sulcatas ignore?

    Hi everyone, My 20yo sulcata lives in our yard in Los Angeles. He's happy and healthy, lives underground, and makes love to the rocks, which is better than I do some months. I've built a shallow garden pond (only 6 inches deep) surrounded by succulents and hibiscus, but of course I realize he...
  10. gep0322

    Is it safe for a box turtle to eat a salamander?

    I’m looking for safe food for my baby box turtle. I have a lot of small brown salamander’s around my house. Are they safe for Max to eat?
  11. B

    Tortoise eating seeds/seedlings?

    Hi all, I know that this is a fairly well discussed topic but I believe my case is a little different. During the winter I like to grow food from seed to feed my tortoises, as packaged vegetables aren’t that great. When I grow these I just put them on wet paper towel in a large tray and wait...
  12. P

    How Often Should I Be Feeding My Russian Tortoise?

    Hi! I recently adopted a russian tortoise, believed to be male, not sure how old. His name is Scooter, he isn’t very big. I’ve had him for a little over a month now, and some days I feel like I’m not feeding him enough. I usually give him a pretty big handful or two of food every day, sometimes...
  13. Mom of Zitouna

    Help me make my tort's diet please!

    Hi, everyone. I have a little tortoise, I think she is a Greek tortoise and she's probably a baby since she's tiny. She loves lettuce but many told me it's not enough for her. So, I live in a third world country, and we don't have a lot of diverse vegetables available but if anyone could...
  14. J

    Tortoise food

    Hi all! Just want to start by saying thank you for making me feel so welcome here, your information is going to be invaluable. I take everything I learn from you all on board and I’m bound to make mistakes, but I welcome any advice! SO my question is, when you guys are getting your broadleaf...
  15. BuzBuz

    Chow time!

  16. 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...
  17. LordTurtlington

    Lord Turtlington introduction

    My name is Lord Turtlington, I am a 6(ish) month old Sulcata Tortoise living in London. My owner is trying their best to take good care of me but would love some advice especially when it comes to the English climate and food to eat as there’s such conflicting information online! I am 9cm long...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. Mizena01

    Advice please

    Hi everyone, Could you please all offer advice… this evening I found what I thought was our little tort choking on a long piece of green leaf, which seemed to be caught in her mouth and throat. I immediately panicked, and seeing she was trying to hook at it with her arm, I jumped to help and...