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  1. dawsonpan

    Russian Tortoise Not Eating

    Pictures would definitely be great, of the tortoise and the enclosure. See if @RosemaryDW can help. Hope the situation improves!
  2. dawsonpan

    Safe cactus to feed?

    Ahhh that's true. Yea I have a few different torts and varying sizes lol but I can always cut them to smaller pieces with less or no spikes before I feed them. I'll definitely take size into consideration then. Thanks!
  3. dawsonpan

    Safe cactus to feed?

    Ohhh wow, that's a lot lol. Cool so I take it that opuntia are native to the Americas then. That's good to know too. Thanks~!
  4. dawsonpan

    Safe cactus to feed?

    Aha that's what they're called. No kidding lol ๐Ÿ˜…. They were one of the reasons why we started to buy the nopales from the market because their glochids had been removed. But of course buying them every other week is pricey in the long run so I wanted to see if any of the cactus I currently have...
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    Safe cactus to feed?

    Does anyone know if its native to the southwest or what species it is? It'd be great to know too, thanks~.
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    Safe cactus to feed?

    Oooo that's great to know, I'll definitely feed more once it becomes more established or else t will be gone in a week ๐Ÿ˜‚ I worried abut the tiny spikes coming out of it. Granted I have seen some videos of tortoises eating cacti covered in spikes ๐Ÿ˜… Thanks!
  7. dawsonpan

    Safe cactus to feed?

    Hey everyone! I have a cactus that I grew from one pad. I bought it and was sold and plainly stated as 'opuntia'. I'm wondering what type it is and if it's tortoise safe. Thanks! Here are the pics:
  8. dawsonpan

    Can tortoises eat plumbago?

    Hey everyone! So I was watching a video by the Turtle Conservancy and in one of the clips, a tortoise was shown eating a plumbago flower. I read before that these were poisonous but they are native in parts of southern Africa where many tortoise species are from. The Tortoise Table also says...
  9. dawsonpan

    Can tortoises eat hummingbird sage?

    Thank you!!!
  10. dawsonpan

    Can tortoises eat hummingbird sage?

    Dang lol ๐Ÿ˜‚ went right in and ate it all eh? Russians are truly the best climbers :tort:I'll see for some kind of more "sturdy" and higher fence if that's the case. It's all worth a try right? The hummingbird sage is only one plant as of now, the rhizomes haven't started to come out yet so I...
  11. dawsonpan

    Tortoise loves herbs?!

    Yessss and thank you so so much for that detailed reply. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜… It was tremendously helpful. That's definitely true, I was feeling hopeful that it has the slight possibility of being included on the Tortoise Table lol. That's great to know! I'll feed it to them more often knowing its safe.
  12. dawsonpan

    Tortoise loves herbs?!

    Oh wow, I didn't know that. As long as its safe you know. Pretty cool. Thanks!!! :)
  13. dawsonpan

    Can tortoises eat hummingbird sage?

    Oh my goodness lol. Such a fast eater, they really do have ferocious appetites. Our newly planted enclosures experience that same decimation too. ๐Ÿ˜‚ And our sulcatas are the perfect lawnmowers lol I'll definitely take that into consideration then. I don't want this plant to be decimated either...
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    Tortoise loves herbs?!

    So I noticed that my leopard loves to eat herbs of all kinds. Is this common for some tortoises because hear most don't even try it because of its strong scents. Whenever I offer some not a single leaf or stem is left. Especially basil and oregano flowers. I have heard some tortoises eat a lot...
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    Can tortoises eat hummingbird sage?

    Hey everyone! I recently got a hummingbird sage plant (Salvia Spathacea) for a native CA garden and I'm wondering if tortoises can eat it. I can't seem to find any sources online that specifically mentions it. The Tortoise Table lists regular sage (Salvia officinalis) as ok in moderation and...
  16. dawsonpan

    Are wild lizards in outdoor tortoise enclosures ok?

    Exactly!!! ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚
  17. dawsonpan

    Are wild lizards in outdoor tortoise enclosures ok?

    Cool its just been a lingering question in my mind lol, I haven't notice that they eat bugs because I guess they've eaten them all cause they're here ๐Ÿ˜… . Thanks for all the replies :)
  18. dawsonpan

    Are wild lizards in outdoor tortoise enclosures ok?

    hahaha I see, those two are different lol
  19. dawsonpan

    Are wild lizards in outdoor tortoise enclosures ok?

    Ohhh that's really interesting. Why is it that they do that? Such weird behavior ๐Ÿ˜… Always good to learn new things. :) But yea I get what you're trying to say. Thanks!
  20. dawsonpan

    Are wild lizards in outdoor tortoise enclosures ok?

    Gotcha that makes sense. I haven't thought about it that way ๐Ÿ˜… My sulcatas do the same and no issues so far. Thanks.
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