posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 09:56 AM
reply to post by ElOmen
Well tortoises love most fruits and vegetables,especially grapes and lettuce,but you may need to supplement their diet with vitamin drops specifically
tailored toward the needs of tortoises,your local pet shop should be able to advise you.They also need to have access to fresh drinking water,you'd
be surprised how many people have the impression that tortoises don't require much water!
Another aspect of caring for tortoises is their hibernation cycle,they tend to hibernate from late autumn to early spring,and a comfortable area
should be prepared for them for this purpose,I used to use a decent sized cardboard box with fine sawdust and lots of hay(not straw) to enable him to
burrow deeply into the centre of the mass of hay.
It's also important to not disturb them whilst they are in hibernation,as this can cause them to wake prematurely and ,in some cases, can cause the
death of the tortoise.when they do waken,make sure that there is a plentiful supply of fresh food and water for them,and it can also be beneficial to
gently cleanse their eye area with a cotton wool wad dipped in warm water.