Trouble biting

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Kelli_12

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I've had my russian tortoise, Sheldon, for about a week and I've noticed that he has trouble biting his food as though his bite is not strong. He has to bite a few times to break the leaves. I've tortoise sitted for my cousin's russian tortoise before I got mine and hers always chomped with no problem devouring greens. I did get him from a pet store so I am not sure what he was previously fed. When I first fed him it was a mix of romaine, green lettuce, and swiss chard. he sniffed at it for a bit before deciding it was edible and ate it all. I've tried googling answers with no luck.
 

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Could be the beak is uneven or overgrown. Can you post head shots?
 

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I can tomorrow morning. It is currently his bed time so he is passed out.
 

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Also, each tort is different...I have a couple of the guys here that would easily inflict great pain with the tenacity they devour their food with and then the others are polite gentle eaters...so, perhaps you have a polite eater?
 
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