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nicoleandrocky

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Hey everyone.
This is going to sound weird but my new tortoise rocky will bug me for food, and when i do give him a treat after hes done he starts to bite his arms... then the substrate around him... is this normal?!?
 

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He's just a food hound. Some tortoises would eat all day if you let them.
 

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Give him more food....what I mean is that maybe he needs more food than what you are giving him....yes, he may be a pig (most are :D)

However, I would try out what amount he can eat at any one sitting and adjust his feedings to that for a while and see what that does...a good point of measure is to feed your tortoise a pile that is at least equal to his entire size (wide and high)...now if you notice adjusting his food offerings is not changing this behavior I would access maybe what food items you are offering him to see if he is missing out on some nutrional value and if not....then he likely is just a pig in tortoise disguise....or maybe he thinks he is himself is tastio......LOL :D
 

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thanks everyone :)
He has stopped doing it now thankfully.
he chases me around the backyard sometimes when
he thinks i have food in my hands!
tortoises sure are something!
 
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