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How often should I give my tortoise calcium and vitamin and minerals supplement


New Member
Feb 14, 2020
Location (City and/or State)
My tortoise is a juvenile and I’m wondering how much I should give calcium/vitamin and mineral powder to
it by juvenile I mean less then one year old and he/she is a Redfoot tortoise.


The Dog Trainer
10 Year Member!
Platinum Tortoise Club
Jan 9, 2010
Location (City and/or State)
Southern California
Genrally, for a growing tortoise, I like twice a week for the calcium and once a week for the vitamin supplement, but it really does depend on the diet. Some might need more and some might need less.

Try to feed mostly weeds, leaves and flowers, supplement with some original Mazuri once or twice a week, and you won't need much supplementation at all. Feed a lot of grocery store greens and you'll need more fiber and supplementation.

Don't forget to add in some protein once in a while for a RF.