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Ntombizini Chunga

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Feb 10, 2020
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Hey hey, what's the best diet for hingeback tortoises?
Should I be worried that he only eats cucumbers and ignores the other vegetables ?

Yvonne G

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Jan 23, 2008
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Clovis, CA
I don't keep hingeback tortoises, and am not familiar with their diet, but I THINK it depends upon which sub species of hingeback you have. Do you know which?

This is what my friend Google has to say about your question:

Kinixys are insectivorous and omnivorous in nature. In the wild, they will eat fruits, grasses, snails, slugs and millipedes. If they are in captivity, they get a little less choosy in their habits and will eat melon, tomatoes, peaches, slugs, earthworms and oranges.