Boston lettuce has medium to large-sized cupped leaves for a wonderful salad and other dishes’ recipe.
The leaves are large, tender, thick, and frilled at the edges rolling to form a wide rosette pattern.
Boston lettuce is a source of iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium. It is also rich in vitamins A and K.
Can horsefield tortoises have Boston lettuce in their salad?
Boston lettuce does not harm tortoises when fed and can be part of their salad recipe.
So, the next time you are in the grocery mart, remember to buy some and plant a few in your horsefield tortoises enclosure.
Can Horsefield Tortoises Eat Boston Lettuce?
Yes, horsefield tortoises can eat Boston lettuce as part of a varied diet (enrichment).
You can mix it with red leaf, green leaf, and romaine lettuce.
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It can be eaten raw or cooked by braising or boiling and has a sweet, and mildly astringent aroma.
To preserve it, store it inside a loosely sealed container and keep it in a refrigerator. It lasts for about 3-4 days.
Other Recommended Food Mixes For Boston Lettuce Salad
Some of the recommended horsefield tortoises foods that pair well with Boston lettuce are tomatoes, runner beans, green beans, baby corn, hard-boiled eggs, chicken, shellfish, dried fruits, apples, pears, melon, and herbs such as basil, and spinach.