Just fed my Sulcata avocado!! Any suggestions??

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adrockj

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Hello! I purchased a beautiful Sulcata on Craigslist about 1o months ago. It is about 18 inches long! We named He/She OJO and it is super nice and friendly. I have a pen set up in the backyard about 10ft x 8ft with a doghouse and heater light in it. I let Ojo walk around the backyard and eat grass and at about 2pm every day he will walk to his pen and go to sleep. really cute! I have a garden and also feed him Brussels sprout leaves, grape leaves, romaine lettuce and a variety of vegies that go bad in our fridge. Along with that I give him about a cup of mazuri and sprinkle calcium powder on it once a week. he is very active and fast and almost no pyramiding at all. JUST LAST NIGHT I GAVE HIM AN AVOCADO AND HE ATE THE WHOLE THING! I HAD A FEELING I SHOULD HAVE CHECKED FIRST AND JUST FOUND OUT THAT IT IS TOXIC FOR HIM. WILL HE BE OK? ANYTHING I SHOULD DO?
 

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Eating an avocado isn't going to harm your tortoise. Just don't make a habit of it.
 

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Yes avocado isn't got for tortoises which live in dry habitats. You can feet it to tropical kinds!
 

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We'll look at the bright side if you had taken your tort to the vet it would have cost at least 50 dollars to get the same answer . But thanks to the TFO it didn't cost anything ! Thanks TFO :)


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He shouldn't have any fruit at all. He's a herbivore...grasses weeds hay, etc. About once a summer Bob gets some watermelon but that's about it. Sounds like you have a really nice tortoise...
 

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From time to time the avocado should be fine....while fruit is not a great thing, it certainly will offer some emotional well being to get a treat from time to time....;) and the vitamins in the avocado is outstanding...
 

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That's a relief as I just gave our baby spur thighed tortoise a segment of avocado!
He loved it so much he had it smeared all over his face.
I hope it hasn't done him any harm
 
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