Leopard tortoise diet

Leopards are grazers and feed on a variety of weeds and greens.  The leopard tortoises diet should be rich in calcium and fiber.  In addition to grazing, the captive diet may be supplemented a couple times a week with greens. 

leopard tortoise food list

Most noteworthy, these include: collard greens, turnip greens, mustard greens, dandelion greens and flowers, hibiscus leaves and flowers, grape leaves, escarole, mulberry tree leaves, spineless cactus pads (Opuntia spp.), carrots, zucchini, butternut squash, pumpkin, mushrooms, sweet potato, yellow squash, and bell peppers. Soaked Tortoise food may also be included in their daily dietary needs.

What do I feed a leopard tortoise?

Although some tortoise keepers supplement the diet with manufactured vitamins and vitamin D3, I have not found these necessary if the leopard tortoises are provided with a varied diet and exposed to UVB light. Hatchlings should be fed daily and may benefit from food that is lightly sprinkled with calcium powder several times a week.  Varied food is key and very important for all species of tortoise for sale, including baby leopard tortoises for sale.  Really all baby tortoise for sale especially require a wide variety diet for the first 24 months of life.

leopard tortoise diet