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Redfoot feeding diary

Discussion in 'Tortoise Diet and Food' started by jsheffield, Oct 15, 2018.

  1. jsheffield

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    I'm going to try to post info and pics of what I'm feeding Darwin, my little redfoot tortoise, while he soaks everyday.

    The idea is to try and keep track of the variety of foods I give him ... I'd love to hear from other redfoot owners with the same.

    Today: 10/15/18 (eaten before I thought of it)

    Kale, mango, butternut squash, strawberry, banana, blueberries

    The kale made up about half of the total food, the mango and squash made up most of the rest ... I dusted the meal with Repti-vite.

    He eats a fair amount while he soaks, then he, and the leftover food, goes back into the enclosure.

    I'll try to keep posting, with pics, as time goes by ... would love to hear, and see, what other people see feeding their RFs.

    Thanks,

    Jamie
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    This morning it was cut grapes, cactus, hibiscus leaves and flowers and some Romaine.
    Yesterday it was dog food and some Purselane from the yard.
    Gotta watch the dog food because ants love it.
    (Mine all live outdoors)
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    This week on the menu Kale, hibiscus leaves, grated squash, dandelion, mulberry leaf, papaya, and Mazuri IMG_20181014_173445365.jpg
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    That actually looks pretty good
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    10/16/18

    Kale, mango, butternut squash, strawberry, scrambled egg with shell, Rep-Cal Tortoise Food ... after taking the picture, I dusted the meal with a bit of Zoo Med Reptivite.

    Jamie
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    It's funny how fancy the meals are for some babies.
    As adults, they'll eat ANYTHING. served ANY way!
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    Breakfast for my 3. Baby Cherry Head and Redfoot get the one on the left and my adolescent Yellowfoot gets the breakfast on the right. Today breakfast consists of Turnip Greens, Dandelion Greens, Papaya, Squash and Hard Boiled Egg with the shell DC8EB1F7-4C97-498F-89E6-1BB0F8EB54E3.jpeg
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    Thanks, your post reminds me that I should add papaya to Darwin's diet ... the problem, that really isn't one, is that I hate the taste of papaya, but since he'll be the one eating it who cares ... ;

    Jamie
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    Papaya is really good for Redfoots and it grows in their native habitat. Mine really likes it. It's pretty much his staple fruit.
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    Papayas are everywhere here in South Florida.
    You're right. It tastes aweful.
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    I've always thought I was broken ... they literally taste like ashtray to me.

    J
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    They actually taste like a watermelon almost if you get em at the right time. It's a very small window between not ripe, taste ok, and taste like garbage though.
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    10/17/18

    Kale, strawberry, blueberry, mango, butternut squash, avocado, Rep-Cal, dried insects ... Repti-vite powder on top of it all after picture.

    Jamie
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    This week: Kale, mulberry leaf, dandelion, romaine, papaya, strawberry, mango, grated butternut squash. IMG_20181021_092045914.jpg
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    Have any of you considered posting in the tortoise chef’s thread? It’s stickied to the top of this forum which means new users are a bit more likely to see it. We don’t get enough redfoot posts in there and your meals look exceptionally well rounded to this non-redfoot owner!

    https://tortoiseforum.org/threads/the-tortoise-chef.153728/
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    Today is kale, blueberries, strawberries, mango, banana, and butternut squash.
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    My Redfoot is currently Sulking and pretending to be on a hunger strike (I caught him sneaking out and eating at night) because it's too cold for him to go outside now.
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    Looks similar to what i cut up and put in my NutriBullet for me!
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    Today was papaya, kale, and freeze-dried insects.

    Darwin went crazy for the papaya ... this was his first time trying it while living with me.

    Jamie
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    Kale, papaya, mango, butternut squash, banana, strawberry, repti-vite powder.
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