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Best leaf and flower

Discussion in 'Tortoise Diet and Food' started by Benjtort, Feb 20, 2018.

  1. Benjtort

    Benjtort Active Member

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    What would the best leaf and flower be for a sulcata I’ve heard hibiscus but are there any more and is hibiscus nutritious for a sulcata
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Supporter

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    It never occurred to me to search for "best." I just pick all edibles and mix them up in the tortoises' diets. Because I offer a wide variety, I don't key into just one item as being 'best.'
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    I agree with Yvonne.
    To say that one was the "best" would imply that it provided complete and perfect nutritional value.
    I can recommend some good options.
    Hibiscus leaves and flowers
    Rose leaves and flowers
    Grape leaves
    Hosta leaves
    Dandelion leaves and flowers
    Cactus pads (Opuntia/nopales)
    Aloe vera
    The list is long and varied..
    Have you seen this website, it can be helpful.
    http://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/index.php#.WoxX_OCIY0M
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    If something is "best" it would be cactus pads. I think... at least that is what I understood. Anyone can correct me if I am wrong. But variety is truly best, like said.
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