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Varied diet
Posted: 06/12/2009 by Clairestortoise


My little Russian Teddy is eating very well, which I am pleased about, but he only seems to eat the same weed. I have tried different weeds, leafs but he wont touch anything other than a sowthistle. I want him to have a varied diet so he will be fit and healthy.Any ideas. He is weeing and pooing ok so no probs there.
The weed I am talking about is very similar to the Dandelion leaf.I think it's sowthistle, I may have the wrong name but do know its safe.

Re: Varied diet
Posted: 06/12/2009 by tpgarlene


It is best for Teddy to have a varied and balanced diet, but he is not the only tortoise to have developed a favourite food item!  Try mixing in more different weeds with a smaller amount of sowthistle, hopefully he will start picking out some other tasty items too!


Arlene TPG

Re: Varied diet
Posted: 07/12/2009 by Clairestortoise

Hello, Thank you for that advice. Well I tried something else today and it didnt work :( He hadnt eaten all day so I added some tasty florette lettuce to what was already in there and guess what, he started to eat it all! He is so cheeky! lol Must have been starving.

Re: Varied diet
Posted: 07/12/2009 by TPGDarren

Aren't they all:-)


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