Update on coco

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Hey guys, what is recommended to feed a tortoise who seems to be bored of their food??
I gave him some squash and a little of yellow pepper..with dendilion greens 🥬 and endure or whatever it’s called!
can he just be stressed?
 

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Hey guys, what is recommended to feed a tortoise who seems to be bored of their food??
I gave him some squash and a little of yellow pepper..with dendilion greens 🥬 and endure or whatever it’s called!
can he just be stressed?
At my local pet store there's a calcium dust that flavoured and scented like strawberries, if I put a bit of that on it mine will eat anything.
 

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What? No way?? That’s interesting!
I must check that out! He has been eating the cuttle bone more than usual lately so…

I only give him sweet stuff every now And again!!
 

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What? No way?? That’s interesting!
I must check that out! He has been eating the cuttle bone more than usual lately so…

I only give him sweet stuff every now And again!!
What? No way?? That’s interesting!
I must check that out! He has been eating the cuttle bone more than usual lately so…

I only give him sweet stuff every now And again!!
The calcium dust isn't particularly sweet stuff it's just flavoured with a little bit of strawberries and bananas so that they'll want it. It is still almost entirely just a calcium powder. When I first got him as a hatchling last year wouldn't touch anything if I use any supplemental calcium and wouldn't eat the Cuttlefish bones so I use this for a little while until I could get him/her to eat regular calcium. I just gradually reduced how much I put on the things I wanted him/her to eat.
 

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The calcium dust isn't particularly sweet stuff it's just flavoured with a little bit of strawberries and bananas so that they'll want it. It is still almost entirely just a calcium powder. When I first got him as a hatchling last year wouldn't touch anything if I use any supplemental calcium and wouldn't eat the Cuttlefish bones so I use this for a little while until I could get him/her to eat regular calcium. I just gradually reduced how much I put on the things I wanted him/her to eat.
Awe! Ok! That’s the same brand I have but the D3 version!
I mean mine likes calcium but getting him to eat what he has now been interesting and money is a little tight..but I still try to get him his favorites…but today he probably nibbled mostly so..he’s been pooping normally “except today” since he got a little scared! But other than that it’s been good!
 

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Awe! Ok! That’s the same brand I have but the D3 version!
I mean mine likes calcium but getting him to eat what he has now been interesting and money is a little tight..but I still try to get him his favorites…but today he probably nibbled mostly so..he’s been pooping normally “except today” since he got a little scared! But other than that it’s been good!
I find that the strawberry banana is useful when mine doesn't want to try something.
 

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I find that the strawberry banana is useful when mine doesn't want to try something.
Interesting ok! That can be it then! No idea you could feed tortoises bananas haha
I can’t eat them cause it’s two strong for my sensitive stomach!
 

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Ok..what other fruits is a no no?
It really depends on the type of tortoise some of them can have some fruit other should really not have any fruit. Mine is a hermann's tortoise so should mostly eat weeds. I have also had Western painted turtles they were fine to feed plenty of fruit sometimes. Which type is yours?
 

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I have a desert tortoise! I noticed he’s not much of a fan of certain fruits but he like watermelon and blueberries !
I wanna give him the cactus fruit since that’s what that eat in the wild!
Strawberries he eats every now and again and I also give him just a little bit if apple! He likes that a little more than the other sweet fruits!
I am trying to do variety! He also munches on dry foods as well!
 

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Yep, I actually had to learn a lot in 3 nights!
Funny story..I was actually given this tortoise by a friend who couldn’t keep him anymore!! I always wanted one! Didn’t think I would get one in this day In age though haha!! Talk about dedication!! Once I ended finding out he was in all the wrong..my heart sank! I didn’t have his lights so i
Used my body heat to keep him warm till and had the house at his temperatures on purpose just for him!!💜
 

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Yep, I actually had to learn a lot in 3 nights!
Funny story..I was actually given this tortoise by a friend who couldn’t keep him anymore!! I always wanted one! Didn’t think I would get one in this day In age though haha!! Talk about dedication!! Once I ended finding out he was in all the wrong..my heart sank! I didn’t have his lights so i
Used my body heat to keep him warm till and had the house at his temperatures on purpose just for him!!💜
Wow that's a lot of work. It's so much easier when you spend a lot of time being prepared beforehand.
 

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Wow that's a lot of work. It's so much easier when you spend a lot of time being prepared beforehand.
I know, that’s what I heard! But when you are only given a day..you either take him or leave him!! I am a animal lover, I couldn’t leave him!!
I honestly took a leap of faith!!
Luckily for for us coco is still very little so he can live inside and get UVB during the day till we can get a yard for him!! ☺️
 
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