10 Year Member!
- Aug 3, 2010
- Location (City and/or State)
- Southern Md - Northern Neck Va
We all have read about the nutritional value of feeding opuntia, but I don't remember seeing it mentioned as being a food that helps to keep the tortoises beaks in shape. I grow my own so I am able to feed the pad size that fits the tortoise, the bigger the tortoise the tougher the pad they can eat, I think this helps in beak growth control. These pics are from pads chewed on by my adult sulcata. When I hand feed him it is easier for him to eat it from a side angle than from the top or bottom of the pad but he still gets the benefit of the tougher fibers in the pad. Opinions please.