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Lacking protein?

Discussion in 'Tortoise Diet and Food' started by mack_is_my_baby, Feb 24, 2018.

  1. mack_is_my_baby

    mack_is_my_baby New Member

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    My Speke’s hinge-back tort doesn’t get protein. He eats leafy greens such as collard greens, mustard greens, kale, romaine lettuce and carrots.
    There isn’t much info out there about Spekii hinge-backs. I don’t want to get him some food that other tortoises can eat that he can’t.
    Are there a certain type of worms or crickets (dead or alive) that he can safely eat for protein and more variety to his diet?
    Thanks a lot!
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member

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    Red wigglers, earth worms, even crickets. But crickets can get out. You can also use mazuri turtle diet soften it and mix in with the greens and mushrooms. Most Kinixys favor isopod as well, like snails.
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