This site is dedicated to providing exchange of ideas and information to create a better understanding of the care and breeding of the Russian Tortoise. (Testudo horsfieldii, horsfield, Agrionemys, Steppe)

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Safe Plants For Tortoises One of the common problems faced by tortoise keepers, is which plants are safe to feed to their tortoises. There are a lot of plants which are either native weeds or can be easily grown in a garden or on a windowsill which are safe for tortoises and are great for providing a …

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Toxic Plants and Flowers. This is not a complete list. Just because a flower isn't listed here doesn't mean that torts can eat it. For tortoise safe plants and flowers visit Edible Landscaping. Common Name: Botanical Name; Aconite ( monkhood, wolfsbane) Aconitum spp. Anemone (windflower) Anemone spp. Anthurium: Anthurium spp.

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Jun 06, 2009· If in doubt, take it out. I know there are plant lists at russiantortoise.org and africantortoise.com. Oh, and hibiscus and roses are ok, too. Sometimes there are plant parts toxic to people and not to animals, and vice versa. I usually am cautious and if it's toxic to people, I don't plant it in the tort or boxie pens.

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Apr 9, 2020 - Explore jonimarie73's board "Edible plants for leopard tortoises", followed by 141 people on Pinterest. See more ideas about Edible plants, Tortoises, Leopard tortoise.

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61 · Plants Poisonous to Tortoises Many common plants are toxic, and keepers must make …

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If you do try to keep herds of Russian tortoises, provide plenty of hiding spaces and lots of plants and logs to break up the sight lines so they can easily hide from each other. An outdoor enclosure of at least 4 ft by 4 ft will comfortably house a single adult Russian tortoise while an 8 ft by 4 ft enclosure can house a male and a , a ...

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Oh and don't worry, a Horsefield tortoise is the exact same pet as a Russian! The primary food of your Russian Tortoise should be a variety of high fiber, low protein broad leaf plants; they prefer vegetables, weeds, succulents, and flowers, with an occasional herb or shrub. Try for five or …

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Hundreds of plants are poisonous for the Russian tortoise (Agrionemys horsfieldii), and some of them are rarer than others. Many houseplants and common landscape plants are on the fatal list for these tortoises, however. Russian tortoises are grazers that eat mostly broadleaf plants …

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Russian Tortoises are "programmed" to eat allot in a short period of time. In the wild they are active only a few months of the year. When they come out of hibernation they feed voraciously in preparation for aestivation (some refer to this as summer hibernation though its not really hibernation, but more like a …

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The best habitat for a tortoise is a large sunny, outdoor garden with a small pond, plenty of plants, and a large enough hide to protect them from the elements and the hot sun. Unfortunately some keepers, like myself, who live in a part of the world that has long harsh winters, have to take their tortoises in for five or more months out of the ...

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Geraniums (Pelargonium species) are also enjoyed by tortoises.Many varieties of geranium are commonly available. The best performer is a type of Ivy Geranium known as the Balcon Geranium (Pelargonium peltatum).It is resistant to geranium bud-worm and flowers profusely for most of the year, bearing pink or red flowers.

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Latin name Common name/s edible parts. Links for further information. Abutilon hybridum : Flowering Maple . all : Edible Plants: Achillea millefolium

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Some plants are completely edible and safe to have around your pet all of the time. Other plants have flowers or leaves that are safe for tortoises only in moderation. You will want to monitor the consumption of these to make sure your tortoise is not eating too much at a time. Then, there are plants whose leaves/flowers are toxic to tortoises.

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Different plant lists may give varying opinions as to the safety of certain plants for reptiles, but the view taken by The Tortoise Table is that we should always err on the side of caution where our beloved tortoises and turtles are concerned. It is, therefore, our responsibility to learn which plants are toxic and may poison our animals.

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Sweet woodruff is more useful as a low growing evergreen shelter plant, but is occasionally eaten. In general, tortoises do not like herbs and actively avoid those with very strong scented leaves. Poisonous Plants. Keepers can e very worred about totoises eating poisonous plants. In reality, the risk is small as tortoises wil naturally avoid them.

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The Russian Tortoise is a popular pet for many families sand it is also called Horsfield's tortoise or Central Asian tortoise. This is one of the most popular species of tortoise. When it is cared for correctly it can outlive the owner. Life in captivity for this unique pet can be a good one if you know the proper care techniques. he Russian tortoise is a small species.

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Toxic Plants – THESE ARE BAD FOR TORTOISES. Rhubarb, Rheum rhabarbarum, leaves Tomato, Lycopersicon spp., only the leaves and plant are toxic Chinaberry Tree, Melia azederach umbracalifera, leaves and fruit must be kept off irrigated grass Oleander, Nerium oleander, leaves and flowers. Tortoises usually ignore what falls

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If there are safe plants for shielded pets, there are plants that need to be avoided. These plants are poisonous for tortoises and turtles. Poisonous plants for Tortoises. The list below contains the plants that you should make sure your pets won't reach them. Arrowhead Vine or Syngonium podophyllum; Azelea or Rhododendron occidentale; Begonia

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Sep 09, 2016· Follow me on Instagram @_RussianTorts_ Friday time! Welcome to my first tortoise video back in Canada. This week we look at why you should decide to plant some live plants in your tortoises enclosure.

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False Solomon's Seal (False Spikenard, Treacleberry, False Solomons Seal, False Lily of the Valley, Solomon's Plume) Maianthemum spp., esp. Maianthemum racemosum; syn. Smilacena racemosa

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Sep 21, 2017· Avoid any potentially toxic plants when planning a captive desert tortoise habitat. Good Flowers. Captive desert tortoises will eat the stems, leaves and flowers of many garden plants. A few safe, blooming options include hibiscus, Chinese lantern, geranium, evening primrose and globemallow. Fresh flowers and plants provide desert tortoises ...

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Poisonous Plants . Compiled by: The San Diego Turtle and Tortoise Society . P.O. Box 712514, Santee, California 92072-2514 . Referenced with permission of the San Diego Turtle and Tortoise Society. The purpose of this list is to make you aware of plants that are potentially dangerous to humans and pets. It was compiled from a variety of ...

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The size of your garden depends on the species of tortoise you have. Russian tortoises top out at 8 inches long and can fare well in gardens that are only 4-by-4 feet. On the other end of the scale, sulcata tortoises can weigh up to 100 to 200 pounds and should provide a minimum of 100 square feet per adult tortoise.

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Russian Tortoise Diet ... Russian Tortoises are "programmed" to eat allot in a short period of time. In the wild they are active only a few months of the year. ... Toxic and Poisonous Plants and Flowers. This Canadian site list poisonous and problem plants. Click on the Latin name for a description. More poisonous plants.

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Feb 23, 2018· Pictures of common plants - both edible and toxic for tortoises. Thread starter Yvonne G; Start date ... Pix of edible and toxic plants I have a poisonous plant to add that would be the japanese ... (Epilobium sp.)... not suitable to feed but if your tortoise took a bite or two it wouldn't do any harm. Last edited: Dec 1, 2017. Reactions: bouaboua.

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Russian Tortoises (Horsfields tortoise) ... more critical when you're choosing between plants that are a lot less familiar as 'food' and that may in fact be toxic. Exercise caution when choosing flowers; for example buttercups, daffodils and foxgloves for example are all commonly found in UK gardens, yet all are toxic to tortoises, having ...

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Some plants can double as shade/habitat plants, especially the taller, mound-forming grasses or shrubs with pendulous stems that touch the ground. Also consider more than just greens. Desert tortoises love the occasional cactus fruit or desert willow flower. Remember that many of these plants double as butterfly nectar and/or larval food plants.

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