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How much and what??
Posted: 26/05/2011 by dewly

Please help! I have 2 spur thigh tortoises who will be 3 yr old in August. My question is how much should I be feeding them?
For example, at the moment I give them at least 6 large dandilions leaves between them a day. Alfie is quite happy with this but Daisy would just eat and eat. Whether they are in their table top enclosure inside or in their outside enclosure, as soon as Daisy sees me she literally marches towards me and almost takes my hand off for food. My dad says she must be hungry and I should feed her but I am concerned I will over feed her.
I hibernated them both this year and they did really well. They came out of hibernation in January and weighed Alfie weighed 99 grammes and Daisey weighed 85 grammes. Alfie now weighs 132 grammes and Daisey weighs 146 grammes. They are both 8cm long. Am I over feeding them.
Would like to add that Daisy is very active. She is forever marching about.
Can you also give me a list of some other weeds I can feed them and I will look them up on the internet to see what they look like.
Thank you very very much. All of your help is greatly appreciated

Re: How much and what??
Posted: 03/06/2011 by tpgAli

Hi Julie,

You really do need to be cruel to be kind. I only feed mine 5 days a week. You can get some good info on weeds if you click on our links in the right hand column, click onto tortoise web sites then click on number 6 "The Tlady" where you will find all you need to know plus pictures of edible weeds

Good luck



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