Hello, Shanu. Excellent job creating this thread. Much needed. I am from Rajkot, Gujarat and I have two Indian star tortoises.. younger one is 9 years old male and elder one is female, much older considering her size. (Don't know her exact age). They eat cucumbers, bottle gourds( loki), Apple gourd(Tinde), okra and other green veggies. Trying slowly to make them switch to a natural diet of grass and opuntia. I also want to give them for adoption to reliable, responsible and tortoise loving adopters. Adopter should have adequate nonconcrete soil floor space with ventilation and should be preferably located in west India(Gujarat, Rajasthan or maharashtra). Please let me know if interested.