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 as a treat, not everyday.
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.
Scotch thistle leaves
Lollo rosso lettuce
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,