food and diet

  1. Ojus Parth

    Tortoise poop a lot

    Hi I am new here so I don't know much about it.I am bit of worried about my baby tortoise he poops a lot. And colour of poop is greenish. anyone please tell it's a health problem or not?
  2. F

    New Russian Tortoise

    Hello! I just brought my Russian Tortoise home today. I’m feeling pretty confident about how his enclosure is looking so far, but I have found some conflicting information on a few topics: 1. I have a heat lamp as well as a UVB lamp. Currently I only have a heat lamp that emits light as well. I...
  3. D

    Novice requires urgent help

    Hi All we have in the last 24hours unexpectedly inherited this beautiful girl. She hasn’t had the best living conditions so we want to make that right for her future so would therefore appreciate any help/advice from those who know rather than the conflicting advice I seem to be getting from...
  4. Maggy

    Where to buy in Utah?

    I have a Hermanns tortoise and I am trying to give him a better diet. I am in the Sandy/Salt Lake City area and am wondering if anyone knows of a local place that I can get him grown food from? I want to use grocery stores as little as I can but I'm just not sure where else to go that won't have...
  5. F

    Odd tortoise situation

    Hello, I have had a few issues with my tortoise and I am unsure how best to go forward. (he is about 3 and a half years old and is a Hermans tortoise. At the start of 2018 he was 37g but now we are at 706g. Gender is still unknown.) I got him a few years ago not long after he had been hatched...
  6. NaniRedstone

    What to feed a redfoot?

    Hi Everybody, so Redstone our redfooted tortoise hardly eats 🤔 so far he's had mixes of kale/dandelion leaves/ parsley/ squash/ spring greens/ tomatoes/ superworms/ strawberries & mango (not all at once) but those have been the only things I've managed to get so far, but any way with researching...
  7. C

    Checking health

    Hey all! I recently became a Russian tortoise mom (about 1 1/2 months ago). When he (Littlefoot) first arrived, he didn’t eat for like almost two weeks. Then he started eating a lot of greens each day. Recently in the last couple days he started being pickier and eating very little compared to...
  8. hazelnut_twirl15

    Baby Tortoise- how much should I feed him?

    I have bought a Horsefield Tortoise which the lady in the shop thought was about 6 months old, his shell is about 2.5 inches long, cutest little guy! Please can I get some advice on what to feed him as well as how much and how often. I've read so much info which contradicts itself, feeling very...
  9. V

    A Beginner to Beginner Advice - Plus "Thank You!"

    I just wanted to take a moment to thank all of the amazing, inspirational tort owners and the helpful information I've received on this site. (Long post - strap in) I spent a long time considering what animal to get as a pet. I live in rented accommodation and a cat or dog would not be...
  10. trey329

    Can I feed grasses to a baby sulcata tortoise everyday?

    Hi tortoise lovers, I have a baby sulcata tortoise which was born just a month ago. I have been feeding him for 4 days everyweek. I have a empty space in the cage so thinking of planting something but then he will have a free access to the food all the time. I saw some people are saying that...
  11. P

    My Sulcata Tortoise is malnourished(not by me)

    I got about a 5 year old Sulcata tortoise and it is only about 8 inches long and only a couple pounds. I have been feeding her and she has snapped out of a sort of hibernation mode within the last couple weeks and gotten a bit bigger, but I’m wondering if she will ever get to the size she should...
  12. R

    Baby red foot hasn’t eaten in days.

    Hi! It’s been about almost a week and my baby tortoise hasn’t been eating anything of what I’ve been giving her. She’s only taken nibbles and that’s about it. She has been drinking her water and staying hydrated. Is this normal? Help would be greatly appreciated!
  13. M

    Hermanns not eating any greens help please!

    So my Hermanns, I got her from a pet store back in October, she was eating greens kinda, for awhile not a lot but she was eating some. I tried mixing greens with peppers and the standard Mazuri, she was not having it. I have learned she loves cucumber and strawberries and butternut squash but I...
  14. G

    Russian Tortoise

    I just brought a Russian tortoise home. It's only been a been day and a half, all he does is sit in the corner in his hide. But I know he needs time to adapt. He came up for a bit ate and went back. I do have a question about what exactly I should feed him and what brand of supplement I should...
  15. For-Mr.Spock

    I cannot find these on Tortoise Table?

    I live in PA and have a decent sized yard. My store only really has endive and kale, so I have taken to foraging to supplement my russian tortoise's diet. What are these following plants and can she eat them? Thank you for your time and patience.
  16. Ruszian Tortoise

    ...what is this? For Russian

    Is this okay for a Russian tortoise?I think this one is... I forget, d-----------a?, and what about this?
  17. Isabel Casiño

    How do I feed tortoise pellets to a baby tortoise??

    I wouldn’t say these are Mazuri pellets but I bought them at petco for about $450 pesos and it’s grassland tortoise diet. I would’ve preferred to buy actual Mazuri but US won’t ship to Mexico and MX amazon sells a bag for about $200 dollars. I’m wondering how do I feed this to my baby RF? They...
  18. Ruszian Tortoise

    Is this Thistle? OK for my Russian tort?

  19. yusufning

    Leopard Tortoise: Pellet Addiction

    Hi everyone, Background information: so I have a leopard tortoise which Ive kept for about 1.5 yrs. When I bought him he was arond 130grams and now he is arond 250grams. The problem: The first month he was fine (eating all sorts of greens and vegetables). Then he got sick with runny nose...
  20. E

    What exactly to feed Russian tortoise- supplements and needed nuitrition?

    Getting my Russian tortoise tomorrow!! So sorry I’m asking so many questions but I don’t want to hurt him or anything. I made a mix of Russian tortoise approved green veggies to offer him daily plus a feed in moderation food to encourage him a little in his new home over the coming weeks. I’m...