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QUESTION! (mulberry leaves)

Discussion in 'Redfoot and yellowfoot tortoises' started by Octavious22, Aug 1, 2018.

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  1. Octavious22

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    Redfoot tortoise keepers, are Mulberry tree leaves that don’t produce fruit still edible? Can tortoises still consume them? or only fruit bearing Mulberry tree leaves? Yay or Nay?
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    yay
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    Yes
    But don't be surprised if your Redfoot still doesn't eat them.
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    I would not be surprised, it seems to me that tortoises natural food grows low to the ground, like they are.
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    My Redfoot only ate the tiny, new leaves of my dwarf mulberry tree. Once they grew into fuzzy leaves, they wouldn't touch them.
    I accidentally killed the tree last year.
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    Ok thank you all who replied. I will give it a try and see if my tortoises like them.
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