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Mediterranean Tortoise

In the wild, tortoises will predominantly feed on weeds. In captivity, weeds should therefore make up the majority (>70%) of the diet, with a mix of vegetables and salad being offered if these are not available. Diets should always be supplemented with appropriate vitamin and mineral supplementation as advised by your vet.

Main dietary items

  • Dandelion
  • Hawkweed
  • Timothy Hay
  • Chickweed
  • Lawn Grass ( Not Clippings )
  • Dock leaves
  • Clover
  • Plantain (all varieties)
  • Sow thistle
  • Bindweed
  • Milk Thistle
  • Groundsel
  • Honeysuckle
  • Parsley
  • Sedum
  • Sage
  • Grapevine
  • Coriander
  • Hawkbits
  • Watercress

Fine in moderation

  • Spring greens
  • Carrot Tops
  • Lettuce (all varieties)
  • Hibiscus
  • Broccoli
  • Nasturtium
  • Cauliflower
  • Rocket
  • Cabbage
  • Pumpkin
  • Green Beans
  • Peas
  • Mange Tout
  • Spinach
  • Brussel Sprouts

Special Treats only

  • Tomato
  • Strawberry
  • Cucumber
  • Parsnips
  • Apple
  • Sweet Peppers
  • Pear
  • Grape

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