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#1 Errol

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Posted 24 October 2015 - 06:33 PM

Hi,

 

I've picked up some Dandelion and Green Oat mix does anyone know if this will be suitable food? 

 

I'm thinking it wont be, if not then that's fine the Rabbits and Guinea Pigs can have it,

 

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#2 mildredsmam

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Posted 25 October 2015 - 05:08 AM

Hi,

No this is no good for tortoises, I wouldn't feed any dried food at all even though there are some on the market saying there good for torts, you would be better feeding a more natural diet all the time, you might find these helpful with that http://www.tortsmad.com/diet.htm   http://www.thetortoi...e/plants_19.asp  :)  



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Posted 25 October 2015 - 01:36 PM

No, definitely not, oats are very high protein and would never be eaten in the wild. Most foods that are dried have been done so by fast or freeze drying which alters the composition, so makes them a poor substitute for the real thing and in some cases very harmful :(

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Posted 27 October 2015 - 07:51 PM

Thanks, I did suspect as much and this would have only been a rare treat. We have plants and weeds growing and just sowed some seeds so we should be fine but was looking for other sources so we have plenty variety. I will give this to the Rabbits and Guinea Pigs instead.



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Posted 28 October 2015 - 11:38 AM

The best treat for a tortoise is more of the good stuff, they don't really understand treats, but they can become addicted to food that is not good for them, just like people, dogs etc. ;)




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