Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Seeds


  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 Sumes

Sumes

    Tortoise Forum Newby

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 8 posts
  • Gender:Male

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?

#2 mildredsmam

mildredsmam

    Advanced Tortoise Member

  • Administrator
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,821 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:north east

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



#3 wizzasmum

wizzasmum

    Advanced Tortoise Member

  • Moderator
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,133 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Shropshire/Welsh Borders
  • Interests:Family
    Tortoise keeping and breeding
    Gardening
    Greyhound rescue
    Reading
    Walking
    Travelling

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 :)




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users