red foot tortoise diet
Redfoot tortoises are omnivorous. They consume both animal and plant material in the wild. Below is a list of red foot tortoise safe greens and red foot tortoise safe vegetables.
Most grocery stores have a decent selection of greens that redfoot tortoises readily eat. Ideally, the greens should be organic and pesticide free. However, this is the real world and not all tortoise keepers have access to “ideal” food. So, I have this section as a starting point for a varied diet. The following greens are easily found in my local stores:
Red and green leaf lettuce
Spring Mix (mixed salad greens)
cabbage (on occasion)
Carrots (on occasion)
Green Beans (on occasion)
Apples (be sure there are no seeds)
OTHER GOOD CHOICES
Some other favorites of my tortoises that are available:
Hibiscus (flowers and leaves)
Opuntia cactus pads
Hen and Chicks
Prickly pear flowers, fruit and pads (burn the spines off)
Plantain (not the banana type fruit….the weed plantago major)
Mallow (flowers and leaves)
Rose (flowers and leaves….make sure no systemic pesticides were used)
Cornflowers Plagiobothrys ssp
Forsythia (flowers and leaves)
Dayflower Commelina diffusa (flowers and leaves)
Californian Poppy escholzia
Make sure all plants and weeds fed are cleaned and always pesticide and herbicide free.
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