Tortoise

Diet

Your Healthy Tortoise Diet Guide

 

Below is a small selection of the types of fresh food your tortoise can eat and things it must avoid. 

It is very important to vary your tortoises diet as much as possible with plants, fruit and vegetables and our Komodo complete pellet food. 

It is essential to add a multi-vitamin and calcium supplement to any fresh foods you give your tortoise. 

Hermann, Dwarf Hermann, Horsefield, Spur-thighed, Marginated, Sulcata and Leopard Tortoises are herbivores and feed mainly on plants and leaves. Fruit should only be fed sparing.

Red-footed Tortoises are omnivores and eat a wider range of food than other species of tortoise. In addition to the lists below they can occasionally eat animal protein such as mice, rats, and chicks.

Plants

Vegetable

Fruits

Dandelion
Clover
Chickweed
Plantain
Heather
Sow thistle
Hawk bits
Bindweed
Rose petals
Forget-me-not
Fuchsia
Antirrhinum
Hibiscus
Aubrietia
Nasturtium
Pansies
Petunia
Geranium
Bittercress
Black medic
Blue sowthistle
Bristly oxtongue
Broadleaf filaree
Wild chicory
Creeping thistle
Dead nettle
Field madder
Globe thistle
Goats beard
Ground elder
Hawks beard
Hedge woundwort
Kidney weed
Knapweed
Mallow
Oilseed rape
Scotch thistle leaves
Sea holly
Teazle
Violet
Bergamot
Bromeliad
Dahlia
Evening primrose
Hollyhock
Cabbage
Spring green
Carrot
Cauliflower
Spinach
Brussel sprout
Cucumber
Kale
Cress
Watercress
Parsnip
Fennel
Rocket
Chard
Courgette
Endive
Frisee lettuce
Marrow
Pak choi
Pumpkin
Radicchio
Lollo rosso lettuce
Romaine lettuce
Lambs lettuce
Apple
Pear
Tomato
Grape
Strawberry
Melon
Plum
Peach
Blackberry
Apricot
Gooseberry
Raspberry

Plants that are poisonous to your tortoise:

Lupins, Daffodils, Hydrangea, Lily of the valley, Foxglove, Mistletoe, Rhododendron, Narcissus, Rhubarb, Hellebores, Crocus, Bleeding heart, Ragwort, Azalea, Vinca, Hypericum, Peony, Lobelia, Aconite, Tobacco plant & Euphorbia’s. Aubergine, Avocado, Chilli Peppers,

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