|Mila, enjoying some good basking heat the day she woke up from hibernation|
|Jill, suspiciously eyeing her miner's lettuce. She did eat about half of the pile|
Here is what was on today's menu. Keep in mind that the weather is pretty mild here in SW Washington State... these might not grow in your area for a few more months. I harvested these in my own garden, as well as in my friend's very weed-overgrown un-sprayed yard. I didn't tell her that I tried to leave the roots in so I can harvest more in the future.... Shhhhhhh...
|Today's tortoise menu weeds (click on the pic to see a larger version)|
The same page also has a printable plant booklet that I have found helpful. It has a shorter list of good edible plants that you are likely to find in your garden or nearby field.
|Timmy says "RAWR!" and the weeds were toast.|
|This handsome guy was one of my last year's foster tortoises for IRR.|
He refused to eat until I was able to offer him weeds. He thrived like crazy from this point on.
|This is a pic I took of little Buttercup last year, chowing down on some |
cuttlefish bone just a month after I got her.