red footed tortoise diet

Red footed tortoises are omnivorous. They consume both animal and plant material in the wild.  Below is a list of red footed tortoise safe greens and red foot tortoise safe vegetables.

Red Footed tortoise safe plants
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:
Romaine lettuce
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Endive
Escarole
Chicory
Radicchio
Turnip greens
Mustard greens
Kale
Collards
Spring Mix (mixed salad greens)
cabbage (on occasion)

VEGETABLES
Yellow squash
Zucchini
Winter squash
Pumpkin
Carrots (on occasion)
Green Beans (on occasion)


FRUIT
Papaya
Mangos
Apples (be sure there are no seeds)
Strawberries
Blackberries
Cactus fruit
Tomatoes

OTHER GOOD CHOICES 
Some other favorites of my tortoises that are available:
Hibiscus (flowers and leaves)
Opuntia cactus pads
Hosta
Sedum
Mulberry leaves
Hen and Chicks
Ice Plants
Prickly pear flowers, fruit and pads (burn the spines off)
Dandelion
Plantain (not the banana type fruit….the weed plantago major)
Mallow (flowers and leaves) 

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Red Foot Tortoise Care Sheet


Henbit
Rose (flowers and leaves….make sure no systemic pesticides were used)
Chrysanthemum flowers
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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