What is safe???

LeeB60

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Hi, I'm Lee and I have a tortoise named little dude. I didn't introduce myself at first because I was so worried about him. He is doing much better. I just read it online that kale is not safe for him! So right now he gets Romaine yellow pepper carrots red leaf lettuce and collards a little bit. I also give him dandelion if I can find it. I'm just hoping that someone here will help me learn what is best for my tortoise to eat? There's too many different ideas when I Google. Thank you
 

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Are yellow peppers and broccoli ok? Some sites say it's OK, others say no.
 

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neither of them are very harmful, but they aren’t the best food source. What species is your tortoise? If you don’t know, you can put a picture here
 

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Technically pepper's are fruit. Albeit without a bunch of sugars that we normally associate with fruit.
I believe that both peppers and broccoli can be fed in small quantities to a Russian. But neither should be a regular food item.
 

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Hi, I'm Lee and I have a tortoise named little dude. I didn't introduce myself at first because I was so worried about him. He is doing much better. I just read it online that kale is not safe for him! So right now he gets Romaine yellow pepper carrots red leaf lettuce and collards a little bit. I also give him dandelion if I can find it. I'm just hoping that someone here will help me learn what is best for my tortoise to eat? There's too many different ideas when I Google. Thank you
Kale is fine once in a while, and so are the other foods you mentioned. Broadleaf weeds should be the main diet. Read this for the care care info and diet:

I think the link from @ZEROPILOT is dead. I clicked on it and it said "404 Not Found"... The one I linked is from the same author, me, but it is the updated version.
 

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Kale is fine once in a while, and so are the other foods you mentioned. Broadleaf weeds should be the main diet. Read this for the care care info and diet:

I think the link from @ZEROPILOT is dead. I clicked on it and it said "404 Not Found"... The one I linked is from the same author, me, but it is the updated version.
It IS indeed a dead end and I've removed the link.
Thank you
 
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