Malti Explains Redfoot Tortoises: Salmon

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When I first brought Malti home, I really had no idea what tortoises ate. Some tortoises actually have very specialized diets on account of where they live or how their bodies work.

And then there is Malti.

To date, I have seen her attempt to eat everything from my keys to the plastic habitat she hides in. I’ve had tug-of-wars to remove dead dried frogs, twigs, rocks, plastic bags and, well, (yuck!) dog and cat poop.

If it looks edible, she will try to eat it. Even if it doesn’t look edible, that doesn’t automatically mean it is off limits.

After our early struggles with her health, she became somewhat of a picky eater. In particular, while she would wolf down the fresh salmon (her absolute favorite food) her Grandma made her, I had trouble getting her to eat boring healthy items like greens.

One day I had the bright idea to pour some of the leftover salmon juice onto her greens. Suddenly she became a greens-eating machine.

Malti enjoys a morsel of fresh handfed salmon served over a bed of fresh greens with salmon-juice dressing.

And remember…..

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Published by Shannon Cutts

Cockatiel, redfoot tortoise and box turtle mama. Author, writer, pet & people blogger.

2 thoughts on “Malti Explains Redfoot Tortoises: Salmon

  1. I confess that I haven’t read the Malti posts before, but I don’t regret it. It was interesting. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿข

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