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Now you’ve picked out the perfect baby tortoise, and now you’re getting prepared for his or her arrival.. but what does a baby tortoise eat?

Explore our baby tortoise food list below and find out what are baby tortoise edible plants, and baby tortoise edible weeds, that are safe for your new baby tortoise to eat! That is, Edible Plants & Edible Weeds that are safe for tortoises to eat .  The most important thing to focus on is variety. 

Here at Tortoise Mart, we feed a big mixture of the following, daily:  Collard Greens, Mustard Greens, beet greens, turnip greens, spring mix, escarole, endive, yellow squash, green zucchini, minced carrots (we mince in vitamins and sprinkle/toss over food) and soaked and softened mazuri.


We slice and dice up all of our food, even the greens and make a “tortoise salad” so to speak.  We mix everything in, even including the Mazuri tortoise chow.

Adding Supplements:  We use a mixture of 3 parts Vionate, which is a multivitamin/mineral powder and one part Reptical WITH D3.  We use this mixture every day, tossed lightly with our tortoise salad.

 Please note this list is in ad­dition to a large free range area where animals can graze and browse on various grasses and clovers – grass is a very important factor in the diet of leopard  and sulcata tortoises, for example.  Don’t forget Mazuri tortoise chow, as a 2-3 day a week staple!

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