So you want to purchase a healthy captive bred baby indian star tortoise for sale, but what does it eat? Well, a lot… but in all seriousness, feeding them properly is key to a healthy indian star tortoise. Feeding baby indian star tortoises is also SIMPLE. The best things you can feed are simple, easy to find and honestly better for the tortoise then going crazy with all types of veggies and even fruits which you should avoid altogether.
We feed our baby indian star tortoise a simple but very high quality diet tortoise food for sale including Dandelion Greens (usually available at super market or produce market, just ask someone!) Spring mix (a blend of various greens and lettuces normally consisting of an even ratio of:Baby lettuces (baby green romaine lettuce and red romaine lettuce, tango lettuce, baby green oak lettuce and red oak lettuce, lolla rosa, baby green leaf lettuce and red leaf lettuce, baby green butter lettuce and red butter lettuce), baby greens (red swiss chard, mizuna, tatsoi, baby spinach, arugula), frisee and raddichio.
Out of all those ingredients, one that we do not like to feed is ROMAINE or any “head” shaped lettuces as they have VERY little nutritional value. Remember, you are what you eat!
As mentioned above, we also feed soaked and mushed mazuri tortoise chow, available on our website. Take 6-8 pellets per tortoise per day (based on tortoises under 1 year old, increase 3-5 pellets per year of age) and drop them into a cup of warm water for about 8 minutes or until they are swollen and soft. Some tortoise keepers mush them up, other try to keep them whole and just soften them… we feed this every other day in addition to the greens listed above daily. We sprinkle calcium on the food twice a week or provide tortoise bone (a tortoise calcium supplement /turtle calcium supplement )also known as a cuddlebone).
Indian Star Tortoises also sometimes mistakingly called indian star turtles, or indian turtles are some of the smallest species of tortoise for sale in the world. They are related to the burmese star tortoise, the sir lankan star tortoise as well as the radiated tortoise for sale, all known more commonly as star tortoises, or star turtle for sale for those who confuse the two.