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Feeding Tortoises - The Latest Research Findings

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 09:43 AM

Here is key information posted by Andy Highfield of the Tortoise Trust regarding feeding your tortoises. Well worth a read. ;)

Key Feeding References

by Tortoise Trust » Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:51 am
These are all very important and useful articles that explain both the background to tortoise nutrition, and the practical aspects


A comprehensive overview of feeding various species with emphasis on how to avoid problems.


Very latest findings on feeding dried foods, based on recent studies conducted in Spain with Testudo graeca graeca


Discusses the need for calcium and D3 and the options for providing them to ensure good bone development.


A more technical discussion of tortoise nutrition. One of the earliest papers resulting from Tortoise Trust research over 20 years ago. Still current and relevant.


A completely practical, short guide to providing a healthy diet for Mediterranean tortoises over winter (or at other times). As used by the Tortoise Trust.


Some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on diet and feeding.


A discussion of toxic plants and tortoises.


Safety of some common houseplants

http://www.tortoiset... ... foots.html

Feeding Redfoot and Yellowfoot tortoises (also useful for hingebacks, etc.)

See individual article links for more.

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