Leopard Tortoise Diet

So you want to purchase a healthy captive bred baby leopard tortoise for sale.  Learning what the proper leopard tortoise diet should consist of is key.  Here are tortoise town we have compiled quite a leopard tortoise food list.  Our leopard tortoise weed list, and safe food list will cover all you need to know.  What does a leopard tortoise eat? Well, a lot… but in all seriousness, feeding them properly is key to a healthy pet pardalis babcocki or pardalis pardalis leopard tortoise.  Feeding pet leopard tortoises are 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.

What to feed a baby leopard tortoise

We feed our leopard tortoises a simple but very high-quality diet of Romaine, Mazuri tortoise Chow, Kale, Dandelion Greens.  Most of these are usually available at the supermarket or produce market, just ask someone!  Spring mix (a blend of various greens and lettuces normally consisting of an even ratio of various greens.  Most spring mixes contain: 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 radicchio.

Leopard tortoise safe weeds

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, others 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 calcium supplement also known as a cuttlebone).

The leopard tortoise is a medium-sized tortoise.

Leopard tortoises are some of the larger tortoises but nowhere near as large as sulcata tortoises, though giant south African leopard tortoises (pardalis pardalis) can get close to the sulcata in length but not in weight.

If you are looking to purchase a baby leopard tortoise, leopard tortoises for sale are quite common, and it is important when considering a pet leopard tortoise to make sure you buy a captive bred baby leopard tortoise for sale, from an experience leopard tortoise breeder, also called a leopard spur thigh tortoise breeder.  Feeding leopard tortoise hatchlings should be the same as adults within reason.

Tortoise farms or even leopard tortoise farm actually exist and are normally the best places to locate healthy captive bred leopard tortoises for sale.  We offer some of the best lines of sulcata tortoise for sale, including baby leopard tortoises for sale, juvenile leopard tortoise for sale, as well as ivory leopard tortoises for sale.

leopard tortoise diet

Over 25 Species of captive bred tortoises for sale

Other species of tortoise for sale offered here include giant tortoises like the Aldabra tortoise, Sulcata tortoise, Burmese mountain tortoise and more.  Medium size species include the leopard tortoise, red-footed tortoise, yellow foot tortoise, mountain tortoise, Burmese star tortoise and the giant leopard tortoise.

Small tortoises for sale includes Hermann’s tortoise, Greek Tortoise, Indian Star tortoise, Pancake Tortoise, Russian tortoise and the Egyptian tortoise.  Above all, we’ve got the widest selection of tortoise for sale in the USA, including baby tortoise, juveniles and adult tortoises for sale.

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