What Do Tortoises Eat?


Some of the foods that are eaten by tortoise include alfalfa, banana, broccoli, carrots, corn, kale, pumpkin, soybean, wheat, and zucchini. One should avoid feeding a tortoise off cabbage and cauliflower in excess amounts as they contain chemicals that may cause goitre.
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Some of the foods that can be eaten by a tortoise include; mustard, collard, radish turnip, kale, cabbage and dandelion. Others are broccoli, rape, backyard grasses, clovers, legumes and weeds. Adults should be fed thrice per week and hatchlings daily.
Tortoises are herbivorous and require a mixed diet of vegetables, vegetation and fruits plus occasional supplements of minerals and vitamins. Pet tortoises typically require a diet based on wild grasses, weeds and certain flowers. Certain species occasionally consume worms or insects, but too much protein is detrimental as it can cause shell deformation and other medical problems.
Tortoises can live for many years and are thought to have existed in the dinosaur era but even then are notorious herbivores. They enjoy fruits, fresh vegetables, cereal leaves, stems and some roots.
Different species of tortoise have different dietary needs. In general, most tortoises are herbivores. Some tortoises are omnivores, eating plants as well as insects and worms. You can find more information here: http://www.tortoisetrust.org/articles/webdiet.htm
A tortoise eats all kinds of plant material. Most tortoises are browsers and wander far and wide browsing on many different varieties of plants and flowers.
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