My sullies learning eating hay

Bee62

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My sulcata tortoises are 2,5 years old and well grown. Their appetite increases from day to day. I think it is the right time to introduce them in eating hay. They are not amused at all with my idea, but because I am a "bad" mommy I mix their lettuce with smooth timothy hay.
When they take a bite now they always get some hay with the lettuce. When all lettuce is eaten I saw them eating the hay when they are still hungry. :D

The daily meal:
The torts are waiting hungry .......

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Hmmm, yummy food .....

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But wait ! What do you do there "mommy" ?????:eek::eek: Nooooooo....:(:(:( ( say the torts )

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Why do you put that ugly hay on our food ?????:(:(:mad::mad:






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Leo ( disappointed ) is taking a bath instead to continue eating:

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when torts could cry ..... maybe she would........

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The pet-tortoise world is cruel with little innocent tortoises......:D:D:D
 

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Yes, thats exactly how I started our Sully to eat hay. I cut it up even smaller, soaked it in warm water to regain some freshness, then incorporated dandelions, greens and Mazuri. They just munch away eating it all up.
 

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You might want to try a grass hay. Timothy hay is not favored by even my 180 lb sulcata near as much as grass hay. TImothy is just so thick and stemmy compared to a grass hay.
Maybe Timothy hay in Germany is different to the hay in the USA ? The hay I buy with this name is very smooth and looks like dryed gras. I know that there are big differences in hay because I owned horses and they prefer hay which is stemmy and hard.
This is the brand I buy, Timothy hay with dandelions

https://www.zooroyal.de/vitakraft-v...ent=771731018c47431226584&utm_source=shopping
 
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