Arcadia Optimised52 is this good for a Leopard Tortoise?

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I’m a new proud owner of a beautiful Leopard boy called Wilson. I’m really keen to provide Wilson with the best diet available. I’ve bought Repashy and use both the gel and the super veggie. I also fed him Zoo Med Grassland and a varied amount of fresh greens. I have just purchased some Arcadia Optimised52 to give him some more varieties to his dietary needs. Do you think this is okay to alternate his meals between the Zoo Med,Arcadia and Repashy gel???? He also has chopped finely readi grass Timothy hay and alfalfa for him to graze on if he wants. I’m wanting Wilson to have a wonderful life and be provided with all the possible things to ensure he’s happy and healthy. I’m new to this to any advice will be happily received.
 

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I don't know what that product is. However, if it's for grazing tortoises then it wouldn't hurt to add. However, you need to add a much bigger variety then just the other two pellets. Young leopards usually won't eat hay and Timothy is not a good one as it's very hard and stick like. Use orchard and cut in small pieces and soak it. However seeing they usually don't eat it until adults, can't really count that as part of the variety.
 

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I don't know what that product is. However, if it's for grazing tortoises then it wouldn't hurt to add. However, you need to add a much bigger variety then just the other two pellets. Young leopards usually won't eat hay and Timothy is not a good one as it's very hard and stick like. Use orchard and cut in small pieces and soak it. However seeing they usually don't eat it until adults, can't really count that as part of the variety.
Hi thanks for getting back to me :))) I had orchard hay just ran out of it last week. The Timothy hay I have is the third cut variety so it’s very very soft but I will definitely get more Orchard hay. I also feed him a variety of greens( collard greens,kale, carrot tops and various lettuces) and rotate them every few days. I also buy fresh herbs that luckily he really enjoys plus succulents every three/four days. He absolutely adores fresh oregano such a strange Wee Man. In fact I’m so lucky he eats almost everything I put down provided it’s finely chopped then on top of his fresh greens and mulched complementary food/pellets I put a variety of chopped up grass and flower mix. He gets butternut squash also once a month for a treat and he absolutely loves it as a special treat. He also gets fresh dandelions every week or so and fresh weeds if they are available this time of year in U.K.
 

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Hi thanks for getting back to me :))) I had orchard hay just ran out of it last week. The Timothy hay I have is the third cut variety so it’s very very soft but I will definitely get more Orchard hay. I also feed him a variety of greens( collard greens,kale, carrot tops and various lettuces) and rotate them every few days. I also buy fresh herbs that luckily he really enjoys plus succulents every three/four days. He absolutely adores fresh oregano such a strange Wee Man. In fact I’m so lucky he eats almost everything I put down provided it’s finely chopped then on top of his fresh greens and mulched complementary food/pellets I put a variety of chopped up grass and flower mix. He gets butternut squash also once a month for a treat and he absolutely loves it as a special treat. He also gets fresh dandelions every week or so and fresh weeds if they are available this time of year in U.K.
All of this sounds great!

Leopards really aren't grass eaters, and they certainly don't eat hay in most cases. Hay is not an appropriate food for babies. You can use that for larger ones if you want, but babies can choke on it.

Here is the correct care info:

Questions are welcome.
 

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Hi thanks for getting back to me :))) I had orchard hay just ran out of it last week. The Timothy hay I have is the third cut variety so it’s very very soft but I will definitely get more Orchard hay. I also feed him a variety of greens( collard greens,kale, carrot tops and various lettuces) and rotate them every few days. I also buy fresh herbs that luckily he really enjoys plus succulents every three/four days. He absolutely adores fresh oregano such a strange Wee Man. In fact I’m so lucky he eats almost everything I put down provided it’s finely chopped then on top of his fresh greens and mulched complementary food/pellets I put a variety of chopped up grass and flower mix. He gets butternut squash also once a month for a treat and he absolutely loves it as a special treat. He also gets fresh dandelions every week or so and fresh weeds if they are available this time of year in U.K.
Many thanks for this information sheet I will certainly read it today:) And take as much info as possible he’s roughly one and a half so I wasn’t entirely sure what diet was best. The breeder I got Wilson from must of given him grass and hay as he eats it regularly. I’ve got the Repashy stuff to sprinkle on his food and the gel to put on his food every few days. He will even eat the gel when I give it to him by hand so he’s a friendly wee soul who comes to me every time I go into his enclosure. Just wanted to give him the best options in regards his diet and as much variety. Thanks again for help with my baby boy :))))
 

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All of this sounds great!

Leopards really aren't grass eaters, and they certainly don't eat hay in most cases. Hay is not an appropriate food for babies. You can use that for larger ones if you want, but babies can choke on it.

Here is the correct care info:

Questions are welcome.
 

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I'm not familiar with the Arcadia product in question but by all means the more appropriate variety the better :)
 

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Many thanks for this information sheet I will certainly read it today:) And take as much info as possible he’s roughly one and a half so I wasn’t entirely sure what diet was best. The breeder I got Wilson from must of given him grass and hay as he eats it regularly. I’ve got the Repashy stuff to sprinkle on his food and the gel to put on his food every few days. He will even eat the gel when I give it to him by hand so he’s a friendly wee soul who comes to me every time I go into his enclosure. Just wanted to give him the best options in regards his diet and as much variety. Thanks again for help with my baby boy :))))
My leopards are 2 years old and will eat grass that's growing in their yard, but not if I bring to them inside. So picky
 

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