What Do Tortoises Eat?
Tortoise food, There’s a lot of responsibility involved in looking after any kind of animal, and one of the most important things to consider is making sure that you’re providing the right kind of diet.
With common pets like cats and dogs, that’s generally not too much of a problem, because there are many commercial foods that have been carefully designed and developed over the years to meet their nutritional needs. But with less common pets, including the tortoise, you might need to take more care over what you’re feeding them.
The first thing to say about a tortoise’s diet is that although many people think they eat only a plant-based diet, they’re actually omnivorous like us! Some species will often eat things like insects, slugs and carrion in the wild, but generally it’s best to stick to plants and leaves when you’re keeping one at home.
The second thing to bear in mind is that there are a lot of different kinds of tortoises and, depending on where they come from, they may require different diets and prefer different plants and leaves. Be sure to check with your vet exactly what breed of tortoise you have before planning its diet