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Best cactus for torts?

Discussion in 'Tortoise Diet and Food' started by spud's_mum, Feb 6, 2016.

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  1. spud's_mum

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    Hello guys.
    I came across this site http://cactusfortortoises.co.uk and wondered what the best cactus for torts was as there are so many on here.
    Thanks :)
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    What a nice site. I like to use the spineless opuntia because it's easy to handle.
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    Ok thank you!
    Is there anything i need to know about feeding it?
    I read somewhere that you can only feed the young pads, is that correct?
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    We have recently learned just the opposite. The older pads are better tortoise food. Because I have so many small tortoises, I peel the cactus with a potato peeler, then cut it into bite-sized pieces. Of course, the Aldabran tortoises can eat the pads with no human intervention.
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    I'd probably have to peel it for Spud as he's only tiny.
    Thanks :)
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