Tortoises often find living in captivity stressful, especially when their surroundings are unfamiliar. So, adding artificial plants to imitate their natural environment can make the transition easier. Fake plants look […]
Food And Drink
Can Tortoises Eat Worms?
Omnivorous tortoises, like desert tortoises (Gopherus agassizii), can eat worms, but herbivorous species, like Russian tortoises (Testudo horsfieldii), can get sick from ingesting animal protein. How much and how often […]
What Kind of Water Do Tortoise Drink? [Safe vs. Unsafe Types]
Tortoises stay hydrated by eating water-dense foods and absorbing water through the skin surrounding the cloaca (an opening near the tail). However, tortoises still need to drink fresh water. Tortoises […]
Are Tomatoes Safe for Tortoises?
Tomatoes (scientifically known as Solanum Lycopersicon) are part of the nightshade family, which includes potatoes, eggplants (aubergines), and bell peppers. Tomatoes are botanically a fruit, but they’re commonly classified as […]
Can Tortoises Eat Pumpkin?
Pumpkin is a healthy fruit that many tortoises like eating. They’re vitamin and mineral-dense, high in soluble fiber for good digestive health, and an immune system booster. Tortoises can eat […]
What Do Tortoises Love To Eat?
Tortoises like flavorful, colorful, and nutritious meals. Wild tortoises forage for hours during the day, seeking out weeds, grasses, flowers, leafy greens, fruits, insects, slugs, and even animal carcasses. Tortoises’ […]
What Plants Can Tortoises Eat? [10 Tortoise-Safe Plants]
Most tortoises are herbivores, consuming a plant-based diet comprising leafy greens, plants, weeds, and flowers. According to PLOS One, herbaceous perennial plants make up 30% of the desert tortoise’s diet. […]
Is Spinach Good For Tortoises?
Grazers by nature, tortoises love to chew on weeds, flowers, and grasses. But what about spinach? Is this green leafy vegetable a safe option for tortoises? The truth is that […]
Can I Feed My Tortoise Banana? [Species Diet Rules + Amount]
Tortoises are drawn to a banana’s bright and vibrant yellow color. So, we know that most tortoises like bananas, but that doesn’t mean all species of tortoises should eat tropical […]