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What type of diet do u feed ur tortoise??

Alphakenc

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I would like to know what are the different varieties diet do u give to ur tortoise?
Any gutload formula ? Diet for baby? Diet for adult?diet for breeding female?
Special feeding methods?
I appreciate all your feedback:)
 

Alphakenc

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What species are you asking about?
Im leaning towards the Sulcata...any suggestions for other species? My weather location is in the northeast region.indoor n outdoor will be both chioce for me:)
 

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I have, and love, my redfoot Darwin... I chose a redfoot because of their size (they don't grow as large as sulcatas) and their omnivorous nature.

There are numerous care guides in these forums, but I feed mine a mix of mostly greens, some fruit and veggies, and an occasional bit of protein.

Jamie
 

Tom

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Thank u . Is any other Tortoises u can recommend?
I think practically and pragmatically. If you have snow outside for part of each year, that means you will need indoor housing. Even small tortoises need very large enclosures. An adult redfoot or leopard tortoise will need something the size of a room and heated to tropical temperatures year round. A sulcata or other giant needs something the size of a small warehouse. The heating costs alone would discourage me.

How about something that can live comfortably in a large indoor enclosure that would actually fit in a room? Russians, greeks, and hermanni can all either hibernate, or live through winter in a large 4x8' table in a heated room. Stars could live indoors in a large closed chamber over the colder months and get some outdoor time in summer.
 

Alphakenc

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I have, and love, my redfoot Darwin... I chose a redfoot because of their size (they don't grow as large as sulcatas) and their omnivorous nature.

There are numerous care guides in these forums, but I feed mine a mix of mostly greens, some fruit and veggies, and an occasional bit of protein.

Jamie
Thanks Jamie ,I will take a look on the red foot also.
 

Alphakenc

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I think practically and pragmatically. If you have snow outside for part of each year, that means you will need indoor housing. Even small tortoises need very large enclosures. An adult redfoot or leopard tortoise will need something the size of a room and heated to tropical temperatures year round. A sulcata or other giant needs something the size of a small warehouse. The heating costs alone would discourage me.

How about something that can live comfortably in a large indoor enclosure that would actually fit in a room? Russians, greeks, and hermanni can all either hibernate, or live through winter in a large 4x8' table in a heated room. Stars could live indoors in a large closed chamber over the colder months and get some outdoor time in summer.
Great Im going to take a look on all those tortoises that u mentioned.thank u so much Tom:).
Btw what Tortoise do u keep?
 

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