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Help I'm new any info would be appreciated

Discussion in 'Sulcata tortoises' started by Marco the tort guy, Oct 20, 2019.

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  1. Marco the tort guy

    Marco the tort guy New Member

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    I wanna plant some plants in my sulcatas(about 2 1/2 years) enclosure and I was wondering what plants are safe to plant that would cause a problem if my tortoise ate them. Also what can I include in my tortoises diet so that I'm adding new stuff
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    Hi Marco, and welcome!

    Any type of grass would be good. I like to plant 'clump' grasses in tortoise yards because the tortoises really like to shelter under the clumps. They also like trees and shrubs, so rose of sharon and mulberry are both good choices. My sulcata yard is planted in Bermuda grass. It's a hardy grass that withstands the traffic and heavy grazing your sulcata is going to put it through.
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    Hello and welcome Marco.

    Here is a whole list of good stuff: https://tortoiseforum.org/threads/for-those-who-have-a-young-sulcata.76744/

    Here in our area, lavatera, opuntia, grape vines, mulberry trees, broadleaf plantain, and the Testudo mix from Tortoisesupply.com, all do really well. During the rainy season coming up look for mallow and all sorts of other good weeds. In April and May, when the mallow dries up and dies, it also goes to seed. Grab those old dying bushes and put them in your enclosure or your yard where you want mallow to grow. You can't take the time to just collect the seed pods, but I just bring the whole bush back. Mallow is a great tortoise food and it grows really well here during the cooler months.
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