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  1. Francothetortoise

    Francothetortoise New Member

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    Hi

    We've had Franco a Russian tortoise for a month now, he's 10 months old and currently had a mixed salad leaf diet with added calcium powder.

    Can anyone recommend any good treats or something so he has a mixed diet?? We've given him strawberry as a Christmas Day treat that he loved!!

    Thanks!
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    Tidgy's Dad Well-Known Member

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    Hello, and a very warm welcome to Tortoise Forum to you and Franco.:)
    His diet should be primarily broad leafed greens and weeds, they don't need treats, though i confess to occasionally giving a 'treat' myself.
    Ahem. Human failing.
    Here's a good list i like to use, the ones in bold are the best.
    http://www.chelonia.org/Articles/nutrientanalysis.htm
    Also have a look at http://www.tortoiseforum.org/threads/beginner-mistakes.45180/
    and http://www.tortoiseforum.org/threads/russian-tortoise-care-sheet.80698/
    and the tortoise table will help with which other food items are good for your tortoise.
    http://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/site/tortoise_home_1.asp
    And don't overdo the calcium powder.
    Once or twice a week should be fine.
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    Hi and Welcome!:)
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    Francothetortoise New Member

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    Thank you for all the advise!

    I'll get reading!! And holding back in treats.... for as long as I can resist his cute little face.
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    Jacqui Wanna be raiser of Lemon Drop tortoises Moderator 5 Year Member

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    How about healthy treats like weeds you can't normally find? Or like shown above things you grow like the hibiscus blooms. Maybe a piece of Mazuri chow?

    Welcome! Are you enjoying your tortoise?
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    Hi, and welcome to the Forum!
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    Welcome! The threads posted above will be a great help!

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