Desert tortoises are herbivores, and their diet in the wild consists of grasses, some species of cacti and their flowers, shrubs and wild flowers. Desert tortoises generally eat fresh plant materials, though their diet g... More » Pets & Animals Reptiles

A baby tortoise is called a hatchling. It uses its egg tooth to break the shell of the egg and emerge. Hatchlings are very vulnerable for the first few days of life, and rely on the embryonic sac for nutrition until they... More » Pets & Animals Reptiles

Due to their hard shells and thick skins, adult desert tortoises are only preyed upon by mountain lions. Young desert tortoises are much more vulnerable, and they are also eaten by kit foxes, coyotes, feral dogs, gray fo... More » Pets & Animals Reptiles Turtles
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