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Best cactus for torts?

Yvonne G

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What a nice site. I like to use the spineless opuntia because it's easy to handle.
 

spud's_mum

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What a nice site. I like to use the spineless opuntia because it's easy to handle.
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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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.
I'd probably have to peel it for Spud as he's only tiny.
Thanks :)
 
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