Daily diet feed on romaine lettuce and bokchoy bad ??

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I own 4 beautiful geochelone elegans babies or juveniles... correct me what iam doing is right or wrong, if wrong please suggest to make it right.
So im feeding them hibiscus leaves and flowers, romaine lettuce, bokchoy as a daily diet routine food diet for them,.. occasionally i feed them ladies finger and string beans.

In India we dont have any good readymade food like mazuri. And also several many weeds and plants mentioned in google and some articles are not available in my location hence im using these above mentioned diet.

Any experts or researched or common keepers can help me to add any additional food diet which safe for my elegan babies.

Thanks in advance!

Hoping for many good possible suggestions as many as possible....
 

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A good start is identifying the weeds that are local to you, and checking if they're non-toxic or edible. Generally, if its edible for humans, it should be safe for tortoises. Or if you're hesitant about doing this on your own, you could post pictures of your local weeds and someone on the forum might be able to ID them and advice you if they're safe.
 

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I own 4 beautiful geochelone elegans babies or juveniles... correct me what iam doing is right or wrong, if wrong please suggest to make it right.
So im feeding them hibiscus leaves and flowers, romaine lettuce, bokchoy as a daily diet routine food diet for them,.. occasionally i feed them ladies finger and string beans.

In India we dont have any good readymade food like mazuri. And also several many weeds and plants mentioned in google and some articles are not available in my location hence im using these above mentioned diet.

Any experts or researched or common keepers can help me to add any additional food diet which safe for my elegan babies.

Thanks in advance!

Hoping for many good possible suggestions as many as possible....
More variety is necessary. The weeds recommended by jaizei are a great way to go, but also some freshly sprouted tender grass, other types of leaves and flowers, and even other grocery store greens. How about cilantro (coriander), arugula (aka "rocket" in the UK), collard or turnip greens, kale, Italian dandelion, any kind of squash leaf or bloom, mulberry or grape vine leaves, moringa tree leaves, spineless opuntia pads?
 

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Have you tried contacting Mazuri directly to see if they have distributors near you? Mazuri is part of Purina Feeds, so perhaps you might be able to see if a retailer of Purina livestock foods, or maybe even pet foods can special order it for you?

Otherwise, Google says this place can get you Mazuri in India, but I have no idea if this website is legitimate:

Hope this helps!
 
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More variety is necessary. The weeds recommended by jaizei are a great way to go, but also some freshly sprouted tender grass, other types of leaves and flowers, and even other grocery store greens. How about cilantro (coriander), arugula (aka "rocket" in the UK), collard or turnip greens, kale, Italian dandelion, any kind of squash leaf or bloom, mulberry or grape vine leaves, moringa tree leaves, spineless opuntia pads?
Yeah i do give spineless cactus often, and grape leafs dont grow much here so very rare,.. i will try to convert those names in our language and ill check if it is available. And dandelion is very very rare in India almost none.
But main question is that im adding these rimaine lettuce and bokchoy in their daily diet is it okay?? And i do mix with hibiscus leaves and flowers and spinless cactus.
 
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More variety is necessary. The weeds recommended by jaizei are a great way to go, but also some freshly sprouted tender grass, other types of leaves and flowers, and even other grocery store greens. How about cilantro (coriander), arugula (aka "rocket" in the UK), collard or turnip greens, kale, Italian dandelion, any kind of squash leaf or bloom, mulberry or grape vine leaves, moringa tree leaves, i
 
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I was able to find out the leaves available in my country and i have mentioned below its benefits,
Moringa leaves,

arugula:
Tortoises can eat garden rocket, but it should only be given to them in moderation. When consumed in excess, garden rocket – also known as arugula or rucola – can increase the risk of developing kidney and bladder stones due to the goitrogens it contains.

Turnip greens:

Turnip Greens (the leaves of the Turnip plant) are also high in calcium and in iodine which lessens the goitrogen effect, making it acceptable to feed the leaves and flowers in moderation. Never feed the root of the Turnip to tortoises.

Kale:
Tortoises can eat kale, in fact, kale is a good source of calcium for all species of tortoises. The oxalic level in kale is not high enough to be toxic to tortoises. ... Vegetables, greens, and fruits are a good source of vitamins but should be fed sparingly since they lack minerals
 

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Moringa drumsticks, pumpkin leaves, gongura, amaranth greens, fenugreek greens (methi), and lemon grass are a few things that I pick up from an Indian market here in the States. They seem to especially enjoy the gongura and pumpkin.
 
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Moringa drumsticks, pumpkin leaves, gongura, amaranth greens, fenugreek greens (methi), and lemon grass are a few things that I pick up from an Indian market here in the States. They seem to especially enjoy the gongura and pumpkin.
Are you from India? I do see your state as illinois,.. thanks for that list with Indian local names... I will add these too for my stars...
 

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But main question is that im adding these rimaine lettuce and bokchoy in their daily diet is it okay??
No. Not okay. More variety is necessary. Find other things, and/or amend those foods by adding dried leaves, soaked ZooMed pellets, soaked horse hay pellets, ZooMed flower topper, etc...
 

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Can you post some pictures of your tortoises?
 

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