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Leopard tortoise eating cat poop in the wild

Discussion in 'Leopard tortoises' started by Reptilian Feline, Jan 26, 2019.

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  1. Reptilian Feline

    Reptilian Feline Active Member

    May 17, 2017
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    A FB friend of mine lives in South Africa, and found a young leopard tortoise in the yard eating cat poop, and wondered why.

    I guess that if you have an iffy eater... find some cat poop and offer that? Just a thought.
  2. Yvonne G

    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Most tortoises are opportunistic eaters. Just because they take a bit of that dead rabbit, or are seen eating scat, doesn't mean that should be part of their diet. I know you were kidding, just wanted to comment.
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