Going on vacation, but I can't bring my tortoise with me.

latiat1234

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I'll have a vacation next week. I'd be gone for 7 days, I'm a bit worried about my tortoise. His enclosure is outdoor, but I'm the one who brings him food. Is any kind of staple that lasts long for a whole week for tortoises ? I have my father, but sometimes he forgets. I don't want to be a neglectful owner, anyone have any ideas ? :(
 

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What kind of tortoise? Does it eat hay/dry grass? Can you plant some things in the yard for the week like those organic lettuces that come with the roots still on them?
 

latiat1234

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What kind of tortoise? Does it eat hay/dry grass? Can you plant some things in the yard for the week like those organic lettuces that come with the roots still on them?
Here's a pic of her enclosure, she's an Elongated, she does have a pond for water in her enclosure (Not shown in pic). Thing is, I don't know if anything might grow in the enclosure. Much of the dirt has been used by the tree roots (So far she doesn't eat any of the leaves). I never tried to feed her dry hay. What about cactus pads ?
 

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Cactus pads last a while outside, especially if you put them somewhere shady. IF elongateds can have bell pepper I've had them last a few days in the shade. It wont kill her to not have food for a few days, but I know how people worry.
 

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she looks tiny:) so adorable:) cactus pads are the best idea I ever heard:) leave water in case it gets hot:) I have mentioned this before: I wish it was mandatory to have location posted automatically, where do you live? is it hot or cold, what are her eating habits in general, we know nothing:) cactus pads - do not cut them, they are really perfect, smart one:)
 

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she looks tiny:) so adorable:) cactus pads are the best idea I ever heard:) leave water in case it gets hot:) I have mentioned this before: I wish it was mandatory to have location posted automatically, where do you live? is it hot or cold, what are her eating habits in general, we know nothing:) cactus pads - do not cut them, they are really perfect, smart one:)
Yea, she's a little cutie isn't she :D

I live in Asia. Usually it's warm/hot here, temperature at night usually reach 25 C (77 F) in this kind of season, 32 C in mid day (89.6 F), although for most day we'd get pouring rain, she loves it, she'd walk around and look for food whenever it's raining. She eats everything that is vegetable, fruits or just green, some mushrooms also.
 
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