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Alfalfa Sprouts

Discussion in 'Tortoise Diet and Food' started by bacaraj, Jun 1, 2008.

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  1. bacaraj

    bacaraj New Member

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    I was wondering if I can safely feed my Red Foot Torts Alfalfa sprouts, or any other sprouts for that matter. I have looked around at quite a few sources and haven't seen this addressed yet. Is it as simple as if you can feed it the plant you can feed it the sprouts or more complex?
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    I remember reading that sprouts don't have a lot of nutrients, and that you shouldn't feed them to tortoises. Can't remember where I read that...
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    i don't know whether torts can can eat them but i've read a lot of info saying sprouts are packed with nutrtrients, for us any how. i guess they might eat them in the wild (tortoise trust might know)
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    You can also buy bean sprouts in your produce section. I have fed both to my tortoises on occasion, but NEVER as part of their daily diet.

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