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List of food items for Sulcata tortoises.

Discussion in 'Tortoise Diet and Food' started by Grimjob, Jun 1, 2019.

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  1. Grimjob

    Grimjob Member

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    hey all,

    New to the forum, just wondering if someone could point me in the direction of a full list of all the food I can feed my Sulcata.

    I want to give the little guy the beat range of diet possible in my area.
    I’m sorry if this question has already been asked, like I said I’m new to the site.

    Big thank you for any help.

    Nate
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    I don't know why, but the pic in my post above shows as locked....
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    Thanks for that I have seen that pic, just wanted more of a list not so much a portion. Thank you for that
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    If your read the articles accessible through the link I provided above you'll find a lot of great information.

    J
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    Do we need to shave the thorns off the cactus pear?
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    Tom The Dog Trainer 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    No. I've been feeding them out with the "spineless" spines intact for several years now. In some enclosure I literally slice the pads off with a knife and let them drop to the ground to be eaten, this would include any fruits or flowers attached to the cut pad.
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    Here is my list along with some explanation:
    https://tortoiseforum.org/threads/for-those-who-have-a-young-sulcata.76744/
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