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Butternut squash

Discussion in 'Tortoise Diet and Food' started by Isa, Jun 8, 2008.

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  1. Isa

    Isa New Member

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    Hello all

    I have read butternut squash were good for tortoises. Hermy (a Hermann :D) is 1 year old. I heard baby tortoise should not eat pumpkin but can I give butternut squash to hermy (I think it is in the same family of a pumpkin), if yes, can I give her some every week or only as a treat once in a while

    Thanks

    Isa
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    egyptiandan New Member

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    I give my tortoises butternut squash once a week. :D Yes it has the same worming effect as pumpkin, just not in as high a concentration as pumpkin.

    Danny
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    I have given my torts butternut squash too. I put it in the food chopper to make it small and easy to swallow. They love it as much as carrots. :D
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    Thanks :)

    Can I give her some even if she is 1 year old?

    Hermy lovesss carrots as much as she loves sweet potatos :D

    Thanks

    Isa
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    Yes you can Isa :D

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    Thanks Danny

    Hermy is going to be very happy :D

    Isa
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    Feed away, I give it to all of my guys. I also feed a HUGE amount of pumpkin for a very short period of time right after Halloween, when I get all of the unsold pumpkins for free from a few grocery stores. Again with no ill affect. On my big guys I don't even bother to remove the seed from them anymore. The seeds sprout and they eat the pumpkin sprouts, wow now that is recycling! LOL Best wishes Douglas Beard / Flora & Fauna
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    Thanks Elegans

    I gave a bit of butternut squash to Hermy yesterday. I could tell she really liked that :D, her face was all dirty haha

    Isa
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