Redfoot little older babies food I give daily

Joined
Jul 8, 2021
Messages
126
Location (City and/or State)
Chennai
Hi friends,

Im listing the foods which i give my redfoot tortoise, they are little older babies, around 4 inches.

Daily: less quantity only
Amaranthus greens,
Pappaya,
Green bell pepper,
Yellow pumpkin,
Carrot,

One week daily when stock is available:
Strawverry,
Baby corn,
Mushrooms,
Apple,
Some amaranthus greens

Opuntia alone one day just to make them eat, but they dont eat much .

When bussy day,

I soak mazzuri pellets around 6.
Fruit mazuri pellets aroung 12.

Other than this, anything can i include which is easily available???

Im not adding any calcium powders,.
I keep them in direct sunlight for 4 hrs which has shade when they need can hide.

Daily compulsory warm water soaking for 20 to 30mins.

And last thing they like to eat is, their own poop. They love it.

Please add some expert points.
 

Alex and the Redfoot

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 21, 2023
Messages
1,388
Location (City and/or State)
Cyprus
Hello!
I'm not an expert, however a few points:
1. I would not give baby corn, as I understand it has high starch content which is not fine.

2. I would add more greens to their diet - grape, hibiscus, mulberry leaves if available, grocery greens like kale, radicchio, arugula (rocket salad), chickory, okra (sparingly). If there is a malva (mallow) growing outside - can be given as well. Would be great to know, what's available to you to get in the shops or growing outside, then we can decide on what can be fed.

3. Once in a week or two I would add animal protein - boiled chicken meat, invertebrates, raw salmon or shrimp. Or high quality low fat cat food.

4. As of fruit - you can add mango, figs, occasional cherry tomato, melons and watermelons. Almost anything, actually.

The more variety you provide - the better.
 
Joined
Jul 8, 2021
Messages
126
Location (City and/or State)
Chennai
Hello!
I'm not an expert, however a few points:
1. I would not give baby corn, as I understand it has high starch content which is not fine.

2. I would add more greens to their diet - grape, hibiscus, mulberry leaves if available, grocery greens like kale, radicchio, arugula (rocket salad), chickory, okra (sparingly). If there is a malva (mallow) growing outside - can be given as well. Would be great to know, what's available to you to get in the shops or growing outside, then we can decide on what can be fed.

3. Once in a week or two I would add animal protein - boiled chicken meat, invertebrates, raw salmon or shrimp. Or high quality low fat cat food.

4. As of fruit - you can add mango, figs, occasional cherry tomato, melons and watermelons. Almost anything, actually.

The more variety you provide - the better.
Thank you so much, yeah i just bought yesterday but i dint give it.

I do give mulberry leaves as iam growing the plant.
About the meaty part, immm trying to click on Iiiiiiinnnnnbvvcccca
Abcdefghijklmmmnopqrstyuvwxyz

Jklmmmmmmmm n
JKLN
JKLMNNNNNJ

ISSUE WITH LETTER MNMMMMMMMMMMMMM



JKLNI
 

Heepman

New Member
Joined
Jun 17, 2022
Messages
8
Location (City and/or State)
Jacksonville Florida
Hi friends,

Im listing the foods which i give my redfoot tortoise, they are little older babies, around 4 inches.

Daily: less quantity only
Amaranthus greens,
Pappaya,
Green bell pepper,
Yellow pumpkin,
Carrot,

One week daily when stock is available:
Strawverry,
Baby corn,
Mushrooms,
Apple,
Some amaranthus greens

Opuntia alone one day just to make them eat, but they dont eat much .

When bussy day,

I soak mazzuri pellets around 6.
Fruit mazuri pellets aroung 12.

Other than this, anything can i include which is easily available???

Im not adding any calcium powders,.
I keep them in direct sunlight for 4 hrs which has shade when they need can hide.

Daily compulsory warm water soaking for 20 to 30mins.

And last thing they like to eat is, their own poop. They love it.

Please add some expert points.
Thanks for the list.
I have a 7 year old Redfoot. His diet consists of the following:

Daily: radicchio, sweet peppers, romaine.
2-3 times a week: strawberries, eggshell, bell pepper and a few pellets.
If he doesn't finish his food, I skip a day in the winter anyway. He is outside in a heated 12 x 4 pen.
 
Joined
Jul 8, 2021
Messages
126
Location (City and/or State)
Chennai
Thanks for the list.
I have a 7 year old Redfoot. His diet consists of the following:

Daily: radicchio, sweet peppers, romaine.
2-3 times a week: strawberries, eggshell, bell pepper and a few pellets.
If he doesn't finish his food, I skip a day in the winter anyway. He is outside in a heated 12 x 4 pen.
How do you prepare egg shell?
 

Chubbs the tegu

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 9, 2019
Messages
9,610
Location (City and/or State)
Ma
Its not bad at all. I like to give calcium once or twice a week and a multivitamin every other week. I do give some animal protein once a month such as earth worms, mealworms, dubias etc. boiled or scrambled eggs mine seem to enjoy also as a treat( including shells crushed up)
 

ZEROPILOT

REDFOOT WRANGLER
Moderator
Tortoise Club
5 Year Member
Platinum Tortoise Club
Joined
Jul 16, 2014
Messages
29,116
Location (City and/or State)
South Eastern Florida (U.S.A.)/Rock Hill S.C.
Thanks for the list.
I have a 7 year old Redfoot. His diet consists of the following:

Daily: radicchio, sweet peppers, romaine.
2-3 times a week: strawberries, eggshell, bell pepper and a few pellets.
If he doesn't finish his food, I skip a day in the winter anyway. He is outside in a heated 12 x 4 pen.
Make sure your tortoise is kept warm enough to digest its food.
And feed every day.
You don't need such a schedule. Just always feed a variety.
 

ZEROPILOT

REDFOOT WRANGLER
Moderator
Tortoise Club
5 Year Member
Platinum Tortoise Club
Joined
Jul 16, 2014
Messages
29,116
Location (City and/or State)
South Eastern Florida (U.S.A.)/Rock Hill S.C.
Its not bad at all. I like to give calcium once or twice a week and a multivitamin every other week. I do give some animal protein once a month such as earth worms, mealworms, dubias etc. boiled or scrambled eggs mine seem to enjoy also as a treat( including shells crushed up)
I do the same. I boil whole eggs then smash them. Shell and all.
The difference is that my Redfoot live outdoors and I have no doubt that they eat every and anything that crawls, hops or flies by.
 

ZEROPILOT

REDFOOT WRANGLER
Moderator
Tortoise Club
5 Year Member
Platinum Tortoise Club
Joined
Jul 16, 2014
Messages
29,116
Location (City and/or State)
South Eastern Florida (U.S.A.)/Rock Hill S.C.
Hello!
I'm not an expert, however a few points:
1. I would not give baby corn, as I understand it has high starch content which is not fine.

2. I would add more greens to their diet - grape, hibiscus, mulberry leaves if available, grocery greens like kale, radicchio, arugula (rocket salad), chickory, okra (sparingly). If there is a malva (mallow) growing outside - can be given as well. Would be great to know, what's available to you to get in the shops or growing outside, then we can decide on what can be fed.

3. Once in a week or two I would add animal protein - boiled chicken meat, invertebrates, raw salmon or shrimp. Or high quality low fat cat food.

4. As of fruit - you can add mango, figs, occasional cherry tomato, melons and watermelons. Almost anything, actually.

The more variety you provide - the better.
What he said...
 

New Posts

Top