Like to grow your own tortoise food?

by Gary Rolfe on in Products Tortoises

As a tortoise keeper you already know how important it is to give your tortoise the best diet possible.

Mediterranean tortoises thrive on a diet of leafy green plants and whilst some are available to buy in the supermarket, you can now grow a bigger selection at home for a fraction of the price.

Pro Rep have just released their Tortoise Life Tortoise Feed Growing Kit. The kit contains everything you need to grow nutritious, edible ‘weeds’ for your tortoise.

You get…

  • Seeds (enough for 4 sowings!).
  • Seed trays.
  • Propagator top.
  • Compost.
  • Full instructions.

The seeds typically include Dandelion, Smooth Hawks Beard, Nipplwort, Chicory, Smoth Sow Thistle, Great Plantain, Hoary Plantain, Ribwort Plantain, Common Mallow, Musk Mallow, Dwarf Mallow, Shepherds Purse, Hairy Bittercress, Wavy Bittercress, White/ Dutch Clover, Red Clover, Common Vetch, Sainfoin, Creeping Bell Flower, Field Bindweed and Hedge Mustard! That’s a lot of variety!

If you already have the kit for growing plants, you can also purchase the seeds separately.

We can’t wait to harvest our first crop from our kit. We’ll also be giving these plants to our bearded dragons and skinks too as they will also love them. Seasoned with a sprinkling of Nutrobal it’s just about perfect food.

Let us know what your tortoises think of their new food!

About Gary Rolfe

Gary has worked with fish and reptiles for over 20 years and currently works as the head of ecommerce for Northampton Reptile Centre.