The easiest way to get a tortoise to eat calcium is to provide plenty of calcium-rich foods and add some calcium supplements to their diet. While these supplements don’t taste great for tortoises, they ensure that your tortoise gets enough calcium.
Pet tortoises should have access to clean, fresh drinking water at all times so that they drink whenever they want. Tortoises also drink and get hydrated from their regular soaks and by absorbing water from their food. A proper diet, access to fresh water in a shallow dish, and regular soaks ensure that your tortoise gets enough to drink.
Shred their favorite leaves or favorite treats with all the other foods that they should be eating. The pieces have to be small enough that make it nearly impossible for your tortoise to pick out just one ingredient out her food bowl. Instead, she’ll have no choice but to take in the variety of foods you provide in every bite.
Since our tortoises don’t have the luxury to run to the kitchen and grab a snack, we have to be careful about what to feed them. The nutritional needs between tortoises varies between species so in this article we’ll delve deep into the subject. We look at what they can eat, how much, how often and what foods they should avoid.