10 Year Member!
- Jun 10, 2009
- Location (City and/or State)
- SE Michigan
Millerlite said:Yeah i would try chopping it up and not chopping it up... I had a few tortoises that wouldnt eat anything if i chopped it up, then would eat anything if i kept it big leafy pieces, weird i know.. lol. But always offer them it.. i always say its pretty hard to starve a tortoise, so if you picked out a feeding day, and tried feeding it weeds, and grasses and they turn there nose and not eat.. they wont die of staving.. They just wont eat for an extra day. Also you can try little bit of lettuce and grasses on top of the lettuce.. that way when they are trying to pick out the lettuce they might get a bite of grass and like it... it can be tough to get them started and frustrating but eventually they will eat it.
Well I will try it tomorrow. I tried doing the slightly bigger pieces (they wern't small enough where if he got one he couldn't get it out). He could use his arms to get the piece out of his mouth. I also put it on top of a leaf of lettuce. But anytime he got a piece in his mouth, out it went (this was the hay).
He'll be in the new enclosure tomorrow. Going to add fake plants for now. Not going to add rocks until I see him not going for the walls. And i'll just put a big pile of finer chopped grass in a pile and see what happens. If he doesn't eat any of it tomorrow, should I go back to his spring mix + greens the next day and not trry *just* grass for a few days?