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#1 Sumes


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Posted 03 December 2016 - 05:10 PM

As a new Hermann's keeper I've started growing edible plants in a propagator but was wondering whether I could actually seed the tortoise's enclosure so he can graze as the plants grow?

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Posted 04 December 2016 - 03:18 AM

Hi, you can seed an outside tortoise enclosure this is what i do, or even a patch in the garden, if your talking about an indoor enclosure them i don't think it would work and any seedlings that did pop through the tortoise would probably eat straight away. x

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Posted 04 December 2016 - 11:36 AM

I agree with Karen, they would be eaten before you saw them which would be a waste. Torts need the fibrous leaves for their digestion, so these young seeds would give even less fibre than small salad leaves. Much better to grow them in a pot with no fertiliser. A propagator would also encourage the seeds to grow too fast, so tough love is the way to go really, just like weeds in nature :)

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