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Self Isolation and how you can still give your tortoise a varied diet

By: Natalie Times Read: 254
Self Isolation and how you can still give your tortoise a varied diet

I know we're all getting sick of the current crisis talk, but it's reached that point where we all know someone effected by it. We just want to have a word about how you will feed your tortoise if you are told to self isolate. It may be tempting to buy pellets or feed your tortoise solely on dried flower supplements, but it is important to try to maintain their fresh diet. Here are some tips to help you feed your tortoise through isolation;

- If you do not already have it, we recommend you start by downloading The Tortoise Table app. Simply open your app store on any device and search "Tortoise Table".

- Use the filter to find houseplants, these will grow well indoors. You can also filter solely by "safe to feed", so you can feed your plants on a daily basis.

- Look at what you can grow easily in a pot in your garden. We've checked, if your whole family is isolating, you are allowed to go into your own garden to pick your weeds and flowers.

- If you don't know where to start looking for easy to grow flowers, we have done the work for you. We have done our research and grown them ourselves, to ensure that we have flowers for everyone, even those without a green thumb (that includes me). You can find our easy to grow indoor mix and our easy to grow outdoor mix here https://www.thetortoiseshop.com/tortoise-food
Make sure to use the option box to add a coleus house plant to your indoor flower order, they grow exceptionally fast indoors (have a look at my blog https://www.thetortoiseshop.com/coleus-seed-progress )

- And not forgetting, get to know your safe to feed common weeds. I have included photos of the some of the most common ones I can think of, under "safe to feed".