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Old 20-02-2012, 10:05 PM   #1
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Question How much do i feed my tortoise

Hi i am just wandering how much i should feed my four year old horsfield she is normally give two small feeds one in the morning which she has while i am gone and one at night when i get home. Is this enough for a growing tortoise. I thought i was right from what i had read but i got told by the man who used to have her it would upset her stomach (Although he didn't seem to knowledgeable as she was kept in a tiny fish aquarium sort of thing). Is he talking sense or rubbish.
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Old 20-02-2012, 10:19 PM   #2
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What do you feed? x
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Old 20-02-2012, 10:26 PM   #3
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What do you feed? x
It varies whatever i can find; Pansy, Dandelion, Sedum, Campanula, Romaine Lettuce, Plantain, Little Gem Lettuce, Pre Alpin, Water Cress, Bitter Cress, Florette salad mix without the iceberg (as advised by you) etc. I think she has a varied diet and as we get closer to spring i can see other weeds and plants popping up.
Hope this helps
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That's a good varied diet!
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Old 21-02-2012, 06:52 AM   #5
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Is she gaining weight? Is she healthy and active? If it's yes to both, don't worry

You could pop a spider plant, supermarket living lettuce or something else growing and edible in her enclosure for her to browse on if she fancies it during the day.
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Old 21-02-2012, 07:21 AM   #6
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does it eat it all or leave some? if it leaves some then you are feeding enough, if not then you might still be feeding enough but you could try a bit more to see if it is. mine just get one large feed and usually leave some, sometimes they will eat a bit more later in the day and sometimes not.

I wouldn't apply that to pellets though, just plants
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does it eat it all or leave some? if it leaves some then you are feeding enough, if not then you might still be feeding enough but you could try a bit more to see if it is. mine just get one large feed and usually leave some, sometimes they will eat a bit more later in the day and sometimes not.

I wouldn't apply that to pellets though, just plants
She leaves a little bit on her slate. Thanks
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It varies whatever i can find; Pansy, Dandelion, Sedum, Campanula, Romaine Lettuce, Plantain, Little Gem Lettuce, Pre Alpin, Water Cress, Bitter Cress, Florette salad mix without the iceberg (as advised by you) etc. I think she has a varied diet and as we get closer to spring i can see other weeds and plants popping up.
Hope this helps
The pre alpin is so useful at this time of the year isn't it? I use it more at this time of the year but when the weeds become more then the pre alpin is cut down, but I still feed it about twice a week.
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The pre alpin is so useful at this time of the year isn't it? I use it more at this time of the year but when the weeds become more then the pre alpin is cut down, but I still feed it about twice a week.
Its proved itself very handy.
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Its proved itself very handy.
Very handy indeed
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