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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

http://www.tortoiset...les/webdiet.htm

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

http://www.tortoiset...etaryfibre.html

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

http://www.tortoiset...les/calcium.htm

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

http://www.tortoiset...s/dietcons.html

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.

http://www.tortoisetrust.org/enews/

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.

http://www.tortoiset...Feeding_FAQ.htm

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

http://www.tortoiset.../Plantoxins.htm

A discussion of toxic plants and tortoises.

http://www.tortoiset...houseplants.htm

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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