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My Russian torts top 10 favourite foods so far, what's yours?

Discussion in 'Russian tortoises' started by lymcBoris, May 16, 2019.

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  1. el_mechacontext

    el_mechacontext New Member

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    These are great ideas, thank you! I do have some ethnic markets around me that would probably have better stuff than the chain grocery stores.
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    Hi,

    My Hermann loves lambs lettuce and magnolia flowers with a fiery passion. She’s head down like someone let off a diet at a buffet - I don’t think she actually breathes while she’s eating. Second favourites are clover, pansy/viola flowers, plantain and dandelion.
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    @el_mechacontext, if you have time, look through the Chef’s Thread that’s pinned to the top of the diet section. There are quite a few posts in there from people (me included) who can shop and feed different foods than those commonly mentioned for new owners. Different Asian markets, Persian markets, farmers markets. In my area, Korean groceries offer the largest variety of tortoise friendly foods. There is a post in there about Korean markets specifically but it’s kind of hidden: https://www.tortoiseforum.org/threads/a-trip-to-a-korean-market-picture-heavy.159825/.
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    Mine LOVES dandelion, clover, & Aloe. He really like red & green leaf lettuce too.
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    Couple times a year I would let him try small fruits. He remembers blueberries and really loves them. :)
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