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What do tortoises eat?

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Tortoises enjoy grazing and thrive on a diet of wild-growing weeds and flowers. They should not be fed every day, as the digestive system is not designed for this and can cause serious health problems.

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What do tortoises eat?
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As well as wild plants and flowers such as dandelions, hibiscus and rose petals, tortoises also enjoy a range of vegetables including zucchini, pumpkins and cucumbers. These foods should be sliced thinly and should not be given to very young tortoises. Tortoises should always have a regular supply of drinking water available to them. A good way to ensure that a tortoise is hydrated is to give it a shallow bath in warm water, as it absorbs small amounts of water through its tail.

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