What happens when a small tortoise eats a strawberry, a blueberry, a piece of pumpkin, and some broccoli? Watch and listen to this Animal ASMR video. There are lots of adorable slurping and chomping sounds, but they may be hard to hear if you’re giggling and commenting on the cuteness of a small, hungry tortoise.
What tortoises eat depends on their species and what foods might be found in their native habitats. AllTurtles.com shares the dietary habits of a few species, summarizing:
“These gentle reptiles prefer vegetation and vegetables. As such, most of these are herbivores. In captivity, tortoise accepts a variety of dark leafy vegetables, grass, hay, and weeds. Occasionally, you can feed them fruits.
“Very few tortoises actually to eat animal-based foods such as insects, worms and mollusks. However, it is important to know exactly what the species of your pet eats… ‘What do tortoises eat in the wild?’ Generally, wild tortoises feed on grass, weeds, and shrubs found in their natural habitats.”
“When it comes to fruit in a tortoise’s diet, it should be very limited or not at all in the case of Mediterranean tortoises. Tortoises who live in areas that are more tropical, where fruit would fall to the ground, can have some. Just be sure not to feed your tortoise too much fruit or they could become obese.”
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