Is "spring mix" bad for torts?

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pealow

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I have a question about a good diet for a Western Herman's juvenile. I recently ordered a small batch of reptigreens salad. I can see that it is mostly weeds and flowers. I chopped some up fine and my Zoe sniffed and picked through it until she found what she liked. She never touched a flower and left most of what I put out. When I used up her favorite leaves she hardly ate anything else. Yesterday I bought a supermarket spring mix with a good variety of different small leaves and she spent 15 minutes in the food dish. Obviously she loves the spring mix over the weeds from reptigreens. My question is: Is spring mix(sprinkled with repcal and vitamins) and Mazuri on alternate days a good diet? The reptigreens seem to be a waste. She is my only tort and even 1/4 pound spoils before I can use it.

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Hi Paula,
Spring mix is just fine to feed her. :D I don't though like mazuri for Testudos and especially Hermanns. They are one of the hardest tortoises to grow up smooth and domed, so you have to watch everything they eat.

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Thanks Danny, Maybe I'll just leave the Mazuri out.

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I'd stick the spring mix for now. With warmer weather coming, you can introduce the weeds over the summer when the price is nil.
 

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spring mix is a bag of mixed greens you can buy from grocery store produce section. It usually have romaines, oaks, radicchio, chard, arugula, frisee,...and so on.

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