Okra, killer good tortoise food. Gotta watch the seed size though, really small tortoises might end up blocked. If you can visualize ten or more seeds can fit in their mouth at once, that is my guide for safe. Remember seeds are slimy, and round so it's not like rocks, but better safe than sorry.
I know I saw something, but how do you dry grasses, weeds etc for winter?
Bananas can be an appropriate food for tortoises in limited amounts. I buy a case, wash them, cut the ends off and then freeze them. This way I can utilize case quantities when on sale. Banana when mixed in with other food items helps vitamin-mineral powder to stick to the rest of the food. This type of food mix would be suitable for tropical forest species, not Testudo or grassland species.
This morning I used about a pound of mushroom, a large whole acorn squash, a half dozen green zucchini, and about two pounds of chopped greens, and the rind of a mellon. Aside from the greend I used this same size cutting head for all the produce. The large cutting head works with mushrooms.
This is fed-out to adult I. forsteni and, K. erosa & K.spekii hingebacks. Today several squished snails were included for the speckii.
A video and a still.
Yes, If you watch the video you can see me setting some aside, and my narrative says I will cut it up with a knife. Well I figure you did watch the video? So maybe didn't hear or see that part?Is the skin still on those bananas. I can't tell.
The tortoises that get the large cut bits are in the 1 to 4 pound range.I love that food grinder. I have one too, and it's great for babies. But I caution about using it all the time for bigger tortoises because they need to keep their beak in shape by biting.
That frozen banana tip is pretty handy - thanks.