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Your Hermanns Favorite Food

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  1. Justin90

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    So I like to switch up my Ella's food about every week or so. I will usually get a package of mix of baby leaf spring lettuces (minus spinach) and then switch it out with some sort of greens and kale (all is organic). I will also include a couple pieces of carrots, butternut squash, cactus, or bell pepper (she LOVES squash and cactus). About once a month I will sprinkle some calcium powder on her food.

    SO my question for all you Hermanns owners is: What do you feed your tort? Whats your torts favorite? Ella.jpg
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    I feed my torts only weeds, their favorites are almost any kind of flowers and mallow (and of course things like slugs or poo :p). [​IMG]
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    Our lady has dandelion, baby bok choi leaves, collard greens daily, with mazuri
    fine twice a week.
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    They will eat slugs? When I see dandelions in the yard I always grab a few before the land lords mow them down. She seems to love flowers as well.
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    Oh yes, they even push stones aside and dig in the soil for hidden slugs and worms. I'm always worried they might choke on the slime. :confused:
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    My Herman eats everything like it is his favorite. He cracks me up how he hauls mail (tortoise speed mail carriers:))to the food pile.
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    My baby Hermann eats mostly organic weeds (dandelion, clover, plantain...) but he seems to really love frisée so I'll feed it to him once in a while.

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    My torts favourite is pellets but also loves dandelion, cucumber, weeds and tomatoes ImageUploadedByTortoise Forum1496069520.210504.jpg my Chillin tort :D
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    My tortoise loves pak choi and chicory
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    Right now Sheldon loves clover. He has a diet of clover, dandelion and plantain. On occasion I try and feed him some hostas but he has only taken a few bites of it. I am trying to find some wild violet to try. Soon I will be in need of some Mazuri or something to get him started for the winter. Are there any other flowers that I could be looking for him?
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    Alfie loves his collard greens. I try to mix it up by adding kale, peas, carrots and green beans. He hates the green beans and carrots, but enjoys the peas. He also loves a little watermelon once or twice a month.

    I'm getting some thornless cactus pads and dandelion seeds in the mail. I'm excited for Alfie to try them.

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    Mine love plantain(the weed), Italian dandelion, and escarole.
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    I put an echevaria in monty's house and he's destroyed it! Ate every last bit.
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    My Elsa loves red hibiscus flowers- NOT pink, NOT orange, NOT yellow: red and ONLY red!!!!! :p
    She also loves sow thistle, cucumber, nasturtium leaves, and mazuri. :)
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    Rhialto loves raddicio so much I should have named him raddicio.
    He likes artichoke hearts.
    Has stopped liking flowers.
    When let loose in the yard he seeks out cat poop and worse so I always have to keep close watch.
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    Hi Steven!
    We couldnt get monty to eat Artichoke. It was too tough for him to bite through. Any tips?
    And i hate to ask but...whats worse to eat than cat poop?!
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    Is your tort small? maybe wait till its bigger. And my tort ate a small snake skeleton...not sure if that beats poop though haha
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    Trader Joe's artichokes are what I feed R.
    Soft and chewy when thawed. I think its the chewy texture he likes.
    Plain artichoke hearts with nothing added but a bit of vitamin C to keep from browning.
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    Whats worse than cat poop? - carion.
    Supposed to be a vegetarian but I swear he's sniffing for corpses.
    Last week he was digging around where a mouse or mole must have been killed previously. Nothing really left for him to eat (things don't last long here in the humid heat) but I had to pull a tuft of fur out of his mouth at one point and transport him to a different part of the yard to get him to stop messing with it.
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    Oh deary me! They are odd little geezers arent they!
    But a snake skeleton! Thatll take some beating!

    Thanks for the artichoke tip off. Dont have Trader Joe's in the UK but i'll keep an eye out.

    I guess Monty is pretty small. He's 7 so is he pretty much full grown?
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    My Hermanns lil' Tort is so much more picky than Torty my Russian, but his favourite foods are definitely endive, radicchio, and baby bok choy.
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