Broccoli is an edible vegetable having a tree-like structure formed by a green flowering head, stalk, and small leaves.
Broccoli has a high amount of vitamin C and vitamin K making it a good source of it.
But it has a low amount of calcium and iron.
Remember that calcium is needed for proper shell formation and iron is an important constituent in the blood of horsefield tortoises.
With these low amounts of calcium and iron is broccoli still a suitable diet? Can a horsefield tortoise eat broccoli?
Yes, horsefield tortoises can eat broccoli.
Broccoli is classified as part of a horsefield diet to be fed sparingly.
So, horsefield tortoises can eat broccoli sparingly (in small portions) and on occasions.
Can Horsefield Tortoises Eat Broccoli?
Yes, horsefield tortoises can eat broccoli without any associated risk when fed sparingly.
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It can be eaten raw or when cooked.
Although cooking it by boiling diminishes its nutrient contents.
Steaming, microwaving or a little stir frying preserves its nutrients.
Other food for horsefield tortoises to be fed sparingly are: romaine, boston lettuce, yams, butter lettuce, spinach, carrot, cauliflower, celery, iceberg, zucchini, peas, bean pods, sweet potatoes.