1. Welcome! Are you interested in tortoises? If so, we invite you to join our community! Our community is the #1 place for tortoise keepers to talk online. Once you join you'll be able to post messages, upload pictures of your tortoise and enclosure, and discuss any tortoise topic with other tortoise keepers. Get started today!

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

Discussion in 'General Tortoise Discussion' started by latiat1234, Jul 21, 2017.

Help Support Tortoise Forums by donating:

  1. latiat1234

    latiat1234 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2017
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    3
    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 ? :(
  2. MPRC

    MPRC Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2015
    Messages:
    3,070
    Likes Received:
    3,001
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location (City and/or State):
    Oregon
    (These ads do not appear for registered members.)
    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?
  3. latiat1234

    latiat1234 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2017
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    3
    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 ?

    Attached Files:

    the Turtle Shepherd likes this.
  4. MPRC

    MPRC Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2015
    Messages:
    3,070
    Likes Received:
    3,001
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location (City and/or State):
    Oregon
    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.
    the Turtle Shepherd likes this.
  5. the Turtle Shepherd

    the Turtle Shepherd Active Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2017
    Messages:
    301
    Likes Received:
    118
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location (City and/or State):
    nowhere
    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:)
  6. latiat1234

    latiat1234 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2017
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    3
    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.
Similar Threads: Going vacation
Forum Title Date
General Tortoise Discussion Going away on vacation Mar 18, 2018
General Tortoise Discussion Going on holiday (vacation), what to do with my torts? Apr 9, 2013
General Tortoise Discussion Going on a longer vacation? Nov 28, 2012
General Tortoise Discussion Can someone explain what’s going on in this picture ? Wednesday at 7:48 PM
General Tortoise Discussion Frankie Tortoise Tails: Going Home Jun 29, 2019

Share This Page