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What We Feed

This is a short list of some items we offer our tortoises depending on the season and the species. We grow most of it ourselves organically. Moderation and variety is key. Proteins and fruits are listed at the bottom since not all species require them and or is fed sparingly as a treat.

Grasses:
Bermuda, Rye, Orchid, Kentucky Blue Grass, Tiff, Timothy, Alfalfa Grass and several varieties of Fescue.

Weeds:
Chicory, Hollyhock, Crimson and White Clovers, Dichondra, Watercress, Mallow, Dandelion, Golden Summer Purslane, Common Plantain, Chickweed, Coneflower, Stinging Nettle, Thistles, Primrose

Leaves:
Butterfly Bush, Cape Honeysuckle, Rose, Grape, Fig, Rosemary, Squash, Sweet Potato, Ice Plant, Sea Lavender, Hibiscus, Carrot, Cucumber, Strawberry, and Asparagus Fern

Trees:
Mulberry, Guava, Banana, Tea Tree, Pineapple, Blackberry, Fig, Pomegranate,

Cactus and Succulents:
Aloe Vera, Opuntia, Prickly Pear, Christmas Cactus, Iceplant, Yucca and Sedum

Flowers:
Marigolds, Ruellia, Cape Honeysuckle, Roses, Daisies, Hibiscus, Yellow Bell, Petunias, Dandelion, Ice Plant, Pansies, Squash, Vines: Snail Vine, Honeysuckle Vine, Grape Vine, Rose Vine,

Produce Greens:
Escarole, Endive, Frisee, Carrot, Red Leaf, Romaine, Mustard Greens, Parsley, Radicchio, Green Leaf, Collard Greens, Turnip Greens and Portabella mushrooms

Dry Food:
Bermuda Hay, Alfalfa Hay, Orchid Hay, Mazuri Tortoise Diet, A.T.C.'s Dried Foliage Mix,

Fruits:
Mango, Papaya, Plantain, Apple, Strawberry, Pumpkin, Squash, Watermelon

Protein:
Earthworms, Mealworms and Superworms