1. Welcome! Are you interested in tortoises? If so, we invite you to join our community! Our community is the #1 place for tortoise keepers to talk online. Once you join you'll be able to post messages, upload pictures of your tortoise and enclosure, and discuss any tortoise topic with other tortoise keepers. Get started today!

Can Tortoises Eat fruit

Discussion in 'Tortoise Health' started by M155ALY, Feb 5, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. M155ALY

    M155ALY New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2012
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Hiya everyone, Em well am new to the site, but i have had two Tortoises for about 5 years and just recently someone said, "Yeah did you know Tortoises shouldn't eat fruit" course i was like, "WWwwhat?!" i have been feeding them a mix of fruit and veg all the time, so just to make sure that it is ok or not...well is it ok to feed them Fruit? :S x
  2. dmmj

    dmmj The member formerly known as captain awesome Moderator 5 Year Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2008
    Messages:
    18,903
    Likes Received:
    6,047
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    CA
    (These ads do not appear for registered members.)
    Depends on the tortoise. What type do you have?
  3. M155ALY

    M155ALY New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2012
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Am thinking they are Russian Tortoises...:/ x
  4. M155ALY

    M155ALY New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2012
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    hey sorry don't really know how to work this site...Em yeah i think they are Russians :/ x S
  5. dmmj

    dmmj The member formerly known as captain awesome Moderator 5 Year Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2008
    Messages:
    18,903
    Likes Received:
    6,047
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    CA
    If they are russians they should not be eating fruit, except for like once a month.
    Tortoises (russians) simply cannot process the high sugar content well.
  6. JoesMum

    JoesMum Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2011
    Messages:
    10,206
    Likes Received:
    11,975
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Kent, South East England
    I'll echo that. Russians and Greeks should not be given fruit on a regular basis. Which doesn't mean they don't love it; they do. It's just not good for them.

    It's a green stuff diet for them.

    This website is great for finding out foodstuffs that are recommended for torts like yours: The Tortoise Table - Plant database

    These will be helpful to you too:

    http://russiantortoise.net/russiantortoisediet.htm

    http://russiantortoise.org/care_sheet.htm

    http://www.turtlerescues.com/russian_tortoise_care.htm
  7. ascott

    ascott Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011
    Messages:
    15,284
    Likes Received:
    1,985
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Apple Valley, California
    How about you post a pic of your tortoise....this way we can confirm for you if you have a russian :D:D:D:D:D
  8. Yvonne G

    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 5 Year Member Platinum Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2008
    Messages:
    66,050
    Media:
    13
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    22,357
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Clovis, CA
    Hello there, M155ALY:

    Welcome to the Tortoise Forum!!

    What would you like for us to call you?

    Also, when we know approximately where you are, it helps us design our answers to better fit your questions.
  9. Arizona Sulcata

    Arizona Sulcata Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2012
    Messages:
    1,883
    Likes Received:
    39
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Mesa, AZ
    They can have fruit but it shouldn't be a regular thing. I'd say once a week max. Tortoises don't process the sugars very well.
  10. M155ALY

    M155ALY New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2012
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Waw that so helpful everyone...this sites Awesome, well i don't give them fruit that often, so thats ok then, but least now i know for sure :D x

    Tessa & a Clover.JPG
  11. ALDABRAMAN

    ALDABRAMAN KEEPER AT HEART 5 Year Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2010
    Messages:
    24,629
    Media:
    1,000
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    10,646
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    SW Forida
    :)
Similar Threads: Tortoises fruit
Forum Title Date
Tortoise Health Food stuck in tortoises mouth/ choking? Dec 7, 2016
Tortoise Health One of my Tortoises eyes won't open! Nov 13, 2016
Tortoise Health Are tortoises slowing down these days? Nov 3, 2016
Tortoise Health How do I hibernate without killing my tortoises? Oct 24, 2016
Tortoise Health Thoughts on deworming baby tortoises? Aug 18, 2016

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page