Aloe Vera is considered great for tortoises. Often they'll eat bits of soil that contains calcium while eating plant roots. Please note this list is in ad­dition to a large free range area where animals can graze and browse on various grasses and clovers - grass is a very important factor in the diet of leopard and sulcata tortoises… Also referred to as a snapdragon. You will need to research the specific tortoise breed to ensure you provide the right diet which they can eat and still thrive. This is the bulk of their diet (90%) and should be from pesticide- and herbicide-free grass and grass cuttings, cheat grass, clover, edible flowers (nasturtium, geraniums, hibiscus, rose petals) and shrubs. Mother of Thousands (Mexican Hat, Chandelier Plant, Devils Backbone, Alligator Plant) Kalanchoe daigremontiana, syn. Antirrhinum – Florets & Leaves. Desert tortoises love the occasional cactus fruit or desert willow flower. Some plants can double as shade/habitat plants, especially the taller, mound-forming grasses or shrubs with pendulous stems that touch the ground. K. tubiflora See More There are many cases of oaks growing in tortoise pens with no apparent problems so the tortoises may avoid this naturally. Also consider more than just greens. Aloe Vera. While most will eat leafy greens and vegetables, the ratios in which they eat them may differ. The weeds and plants discussed below are considered safe and non toxic for their consumption. In the wild, sulcatas will eat plants found growing in calcium-rich soil, thereby getting the calcium from that. African spurred tortoise (also, sulcata tortoise): leafy greens, lawn grasses, grape leaves and hibiscus flowers. As our pets, they only have what we give them. Bryophyllum daigremontianum; Kalanchoe delagoensis, syn. Plants with nicotine, especially tobacco and tobacco products, and marijuana; Oak-all parts of the tree, leaves, and seeds are known to be fatally toxic to tortoises. To make it easier for the turtle to eat it, make sure that you get to slice it into pieces. We have dedicated our entire yard to them. They also seek out and eat bleached bones and desert-dwelling snail shells to supplement themselves. The most important thing to focus on is variety. There are a number of different products/methods of supplying additional calcium to your tortoise beyond that found naturally in the foods they eat. Remember that many of these plants double as butterfly nectar and/or larval food plants. Accordingly, what plants can sulcata tortoises eat? Below is a pretty comprehensive list of plants, flowers, and grasses that your tortoise can eat. I have 2 sulcatas that are just shy of 2 years. We moved them outside this past June. 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