So far my main concern has been the diet. I have been purchasing flowers and plants from nurseries in order to feed variety as well as proper diet. I have already started feeding him the plants I have purchased this week and all I did was wash off the leaves and flowers with water so they are rinsed well. However I am still concerned since the plants are full of fertilizer in the soil from these places. Is it bad if plants that have fertilizer in the soil are eaten by the torts? Also, how long would it take for the fertilizer to be out of the plants system and be safe for tort consumption?! I also wonder if anyone has done this with their tortoise and it has been fine over the years, no known sickness from this practice. Please let me know as I plan to pause my plants/flower feeding until I know how long it takes for the plant to be safe.