redfoot tortoise

by sue

my tortoise likes the moist dog food that is in little bags. he won't eat anything eles. what can i do?

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Dec 12, 2010
redfoot tortoise
by: sue,ohio

thanks for the information about the diet for redfoot tortoise.

Dec 12, 2010
Red Foot Diet
by: Shelly

Unless your tortoise has totally free range to "shop" for its own food, it will eat what you give it. Some dog food is OK for a red foot tortoise, but it also needs vegetation.

I'm sure there are children who would rather eat chocolate cake all day, but no parent believes that is the only thing the child will eat. If you take the dog food away for a while and keep fresh fruit and greens available, your tortoise will give up and expand its diet.

If you give in, you will have a sick tortoise on your hands.

I have made a page about tortoise food. At the end are links to particular tortoises. You will find more information there.

Keep it slow and steady.

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