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!

Pellets and Frequency of Feeding?

Discussion in 'Tortoise Diet and Food' started by Kelly.324, Aug 22, 2019.

Help Support Tortoise Forums by donating:

  1. Kelly.324

    Kelly.324 Active Member

    Dec 9, 2018
    Likes Received:
    Trophy Points:
    Location (City and/or State):
    Durham UK
    Hi, I’ve had my Russian since last November and it’s been very trial and error trying to improve his diet.
    He’s currently on a diet of varied weeds which he begrudgingly will eat. He still won’t touch plantain for love nor money though ha! And I supplement him with some cucumber, florrett crispy mixed salad etc every now and again for variety and hydration.
    And he’s very partial to edible flowers.

    However, my issue is getting him to eat anything green if it’s got nutrobal on, he won’t even touch cucumber with it on.
    The only way I’m able to get him to eat it is to keep the nutrobal in the fridge and sprinkle a pinch on wet Komodo pellets. He’s therefore getting the pellets nearly every day which I’m not sure is good for him?

    Should I be giving him less pellets? How often does he really need the nutrobal? And what are the effects of feeding pellets frequently and long term?
    I’d cut them out of his diet for a couple of months but then I worry about him not getting his supplements.

    Any advice on pellets/supplements would be really appreciated,

    Thank you
Similar Threads: Pellets Frequency
Forum Title Date
Tortoise Diet and Food Heucobs Pellets as tortoise food? Aug 19, 2019
Tortoise Diet and Food Zoo med pellets- are they necessary? Jul 27, 2019
Tortoise Diet and Food Tortoise pellets UK Jun 8, 2019
Tortoise Diet and Food Our Torts eat Mazuri Pellets if Prepared "right" May 20, 2019
Tortoise Diet and Food New Tortoise Pellets May 2, 2018

Share This Page