In the wild, Hermann’s tortoise are herb-loving animals, and a similar diet should be provided in captivity. A large percentage of their diet should be made up of dark, leafy, greens. Collard greens, mustard greens, romaine lettuce, carrot tops, kale, and beet greens are all great choices.
Asides these staples, other vggies such as squash, carrots, and bell peppers can be added in their meals for variety sake. Other fruits such as apple, bananas, figs, and strawberries can be fed on occasions as treats, but these foods should make up no more than 10% of your pet tort’s diet.
Best Hermann Tortoise Food to Buy?
Zoo Med Natural Tortoise Food
In the past, I tried Mazuri but my pet didn’t like it one bit. The pellets took almost forever to soak in water and I could only get her to eat it if it stiuck to her other food, fresh greens. Then a friend recommended this food to me.
She gobbled it down right away and it took less effort to prepare. 5-10 minutes in a cup of water to soften it and it’s ready to muched on.
The ingredients are quality and natural. It’s almost like buying fresh greens and are afforsable. For anyone encountering issue feeding it to their tortoise, ensure it is soften well and mix it in gradually.
I’d highly recommend giving this product a try.
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- Rep-Cal SRP00807 Tortoise Food, 3-Pound
Rep-Cal Tortoise Food Rep-Cal Tortoise Food is made to promote proper health and growth by providing complete and balanced nutrition to your pet tortoise.
It is vet approved and recommended food that contains natural fruit and plant ingredients tortoises love and provides 100% complete daily nutrition your tortoise requires for best growth.
Tested and trusted by veterinaries worldwide, this commercial tortoise food boasts of optimal levels of minerals and vitamins like Vitamin D3 and calcium so no other supplements or foods are needed.
- Living World Timothy Hay, 20-Ounce
Hays and grassess, like the ones fed to livestocks such as horses, can also be fed to Hermann’s tortoises.
However, the willingness to accept this food form will vary from one animal to another, but it should be offered nonetheless as a good source of added fiber.
You can sligtly dust all foods with a high quality vitamin D3/calcium supplement. This is especially important for egg-laying females and juvenile tortoises.
Growing tortoises should be given calcium often, while older animals will require less frequent supplementation.