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Tomatoes and carrots are both bad for that species of tort. The leafy tops of carrots would be good though, definitely look through the caresheet for temperate torts to get an idea of what Sherdil should be eating.
oh.... are cucumbers fine for him though? Also please can you send me the link for the care sheet? Thank you!
 

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oh.... are cucumbers fine for him though? Also please can you send me the link for the care sheet? Thank you!
Here ya go:

 

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Here ya go:

Thank you! I'll make sure to check it out
 

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Here ya go:

What other fruits or vegetables are good for him? I think lettuce is a problem because he seems to really hate it. We get him romaine lettuce but this morning i tried giving it to him and it took a bit of tricking to make him eat it. He really loves tomatoes and carrots. He seems to like flavored stuff, so are there any other things I can give him?
 

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What other fruits or vegetables are good for him? I think lettuce is a problem because he seems to really hate it. We get him romaine lettuce but this morning i tried giving it to him and it took a bit of tricking to make him eat it. He really loves tomatoes and carrots. He seems to like flavored stuff, so are there any other things I can give him?
You shouldn't be giving him any fruits, his system can't handle the amount of sugar. That care sheet describes the type of leafy greens he should be eating
 

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Thank you! I'll make sure to check it out

It may be a lot to read so take it slow..
Get his temperatures right first
Then read about what to feed him.
If you make his temperatures correct the sniffles will completely go away!
You also might need a “Closed” cage for him.
An open cage let’s out the heat and that’s how he is so cold.
Please keep reading that care sheet!
It will help you tremendously!

If you follow that sheet I promise you, you will not need a vet at all!!
They are too expensive anyway.
Keep reading the sheet and ask us more questions if you get stuck. ❤️
Best wishes for Shelly!! 🤞🙏
 

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What other fruits or vegetables are good for him? I think lettuce is a problem because he seems to really hate it. We get him romaine lettuce but this morning i tried giving it to him and it took a bit of tricking to make him eat it. He really loves tomatoes and carrots. He seems to like flavored stuff, so are there any other things I can give him?

I’ll give you an example so you can understand…
You like chocolate right?
Ok.. so what if I gave you chocolate every day…?
You like it, BUT IT IS NOT GOOD FOR YOU.
The vegetables you are giving him are NOT GOOD FOR HIM.
I had the same problems in the beginning with my tortoise.
But you have to be strong.
Only feed the right foods.
If he doesn’t eat it he just doesn’t eat for that day.
He will learn when he is hungry he will eat whatever you give him and that’s it.
YOU ARE THE PARENT! 😉
You have to stick to your guns and give him only food that will help his insides digest better.
After I got mine to eat what she is supposed to eat, I am thrilled with the poops she is producing and her insides could not be healthier!!
NO MORE VET VISITS!!! Yaaa hoooo!!!!!

The reason I say all of this is to prevent you from having my problems which were :

Respiratory infections
BLADDER STONES!!
diarrhea problems
Etc…
Trust me!!….
YOU DO NOT WANT BLADDER STONES IN YOUR TORTOISE!!!!
Some need to be surgically removed!!

And this is all because of WHAT YOU FEED HER!!!!

Please know, I say ALL OF THIS with LOVE for you and your tortoise.
I want you BOTH to live a loooonnggg happy life together. ❤️🙏🤞
 

Sherdil

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It may be a lot to read so take it slow..
Get his temperatures right first
Then read about what to feed him.
If you make his temperatures correct the sniffles will completely go away!
You also might need a “Closed” cage for him.
An open cage let’s out the heat and that’s how he is so cold.
Please keep reading that care sheet!
It will help you tremendously!

If you follow that sheet I promise you, you will not need a vet at all!!
They are too expensive anyway.
Keep reading the sheet and ask us more questions if you get stuck. ❤️
Best wishes for Shelly!! 🤞🙏
I've got his temperatures right! We have this very big window all the way upstairs. Our upstairs reaches 30 - 40 degrees Celsius. The window gives him really fresh sunlight. When he used to have sniffles, we moved him there and he instantly got better. After he came back from the other family, he got better since the heat helped him. He has no more sniffles thankfully. For some reason it makes me feel bad not feeding him tomatoes or carrots. He gets so pumped up when he sees them and lettuce isn't the same. Do you have anything, anything at all that you think he will enjoy? Thanks for the help!
 

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I’ll give you an example so you can understand…
You like chocolate right?
Ok.. so what if I gave you chocolate every day…?
You like it, BUT IT IS NOT GOOD FOR YOU.
The vegetables you are giving him are NOT GOOD FOR HIM.
I had the same problems in the beginning with my tortoise.
But you have to be strong.
Only feed the right foods.
If he doesn’t eat it he just doesn’t eat for that day.
He will learn when he is hungry he will eat whatever you give him and that’s it.
YOU ARE THE PARENT! 😉
You have to stick to your guns and give him only food that will help his insides digest better.
After I got mine to eat what she is supposed to eat, I am thrilled with the poops she is producing and her insides could not be healthier!!
NO MORE VET VISITS!!! Yaaa hoooo!!!!!

The reason I say all of this is to prevent you from having my problems which were :

Respiratory infections
BLADDER STONES!!
diarrhea problems
Etc…
Trust me!!….
YOU DO NOT WANT BLADDER STONES IN YOUR TORTOISE!!!!
Some need to be surgically removed!!

And this is all because of WHAT YOU FEED HER!!!!

Please know, I say ALL OF THIS with LOVE for you and your tortoise.
I want you BOTH to live a loooonnggg happy life together. ❤️🙏🤞
But i like chocolate :(. Though I guess I'll stop giving him those... thanks!
 

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I've got his temperatures right! We have this very big window all the way upstairs. Our upstairs reaches 30 - 40 degrees Celsius. The window gives him really fresh sunlight. When he used to have sniffles, we moved him there and he instantly got better. After he came back from the other family, he got better since the heat helped him. He has no more sniffles thankfully. For some reason it makes me feel bad not feeding him tomatoes or carrots. He gets so pumped up when he sees them and lettuce isn't the same. Do you have anything, anything at all that you think he will enjoy? Thanks for the help!

Do you keep warmer temps for the night time too?
I feed my Sulcata :

1)-grass (very important for me)
2)- dandelions (she LOVES)
3)- collard greens
4)- green leaf lettuce.
They are all mixed in a big tub together.
But I go heavy on the grass.
I would think a couple of PIECES of fruit might not be too bad. But just so I can tell you once again how tortoises CAN NOT digest natural sugars very well.
That’s why everyone here is telling you to be careful.
One day you WILL run into problems like I did.
We just want the best for you. I swear!! ❤️

Can anyone help suggest some foods for
Sherdils mom??

CALLING ALL TORT FRIENDS!!!!
Name some foods please!!??? 🙏😃
 

Sherdil

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Do you keep warmer temps for the night time too?
I feed my Sulcata :

1)-grass (very important for me)
2)- dandelions (she LOVES)
3)- collard greens
4)- green leaf lettuce.
They are all mixed in a big tub together.
But I go heavy on the grass.
I would think a couple of PIECES of fruit might not be too bad. But just so I can tell you once again how tortoises CAN NOT digest natural sugars very well.
That’s why everyone here is telling you to be careful.
One day you WILL run into problems like I did.
We just want the best for you. I swear!! ❤️

Can anyone help suggest some foods for
Sherdils mom??

CALLING ALL TORT FRIENDS!!!!
Name some foods please!!??? 🙏😃
To be honest, its so hot here, that at night it stays at 30 degrees. And I don't think I would be able to get dandelions or grass fresh, because of the heat. There is this one leaf he really loves outside. Should I try mixing it up with his lettuce?
 

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What about hibiscus I am sure they are available. Try leaves and flower cut up in fresh green veg.
Just looked this up for inspiration. https://mashtal.qa/product/hibiscus-red-tall/
Also rose and geranium petals.
have a read on tortoise table to see what you can match up locally.
 

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What about hibiscus I am sure they are available. Try leaves and flower cut up in fresh green veg.
Just looked this up for inspiration. https://mashtal.qa/product/hibiscus-red-tall/
Also rose and geranium petals.
have a read on tortoise table to see what you can match up locally.
i have this other flower outside, its a purple and pink one i can try getting a picture of it?
 
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