Baby Desert Tortise Feeding

by Herb Altum
(Alamogordo, NM USA)

How and what can I feed a new born desert tortoise found in my yard?

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Sep 21, 2009
feeding a desert tortoise
by: Anonymous

It will eat what it needs just browsing. Weeds and grasses are best. (No pesticides, of course.)

Sep 10, 2009
Desert Tortoise
by: Anonymous

Honestly, I would just leave the hatchling be. He is perfectly capable of finding the foods he needs by himself. Just quietly observe him and know your yard has what he needs. :) Another reason for leaving them be, is that they are protected.

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