What Is a Tortoise Table?


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"The Tortoise Table" is an online database of the plants suitable and unsuitable for feeding to pet tortoises. The table was founded by a group of tortoise lovers that monitored the effects of various foods in an effort to provide the most nutritious diet.

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Through the table, owners can search by plant name. Each plant is classified as "Do Not Feed," "Feed Sparingly," "Feed in Moderation" or "Safe to Feed." Tortoise keepers can also search by each of these four categories for instant knowledge of what to avoid and what new foods to incorporate into their tortoise's diet. When uncertain of plant species, users may search by flower color and use the pictures to identify the plant. The table also reveals whether just the plant, flower or both are edible for tortoise consumption.

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