3 plants to a tortoise-friendly garden.

Don’t let your back garden go unused. Grow your own vegetables and be comforted by the knowledge that they’re free of pesticides! While you’re at it, you can build a safe environment for your red-eared sliders to take a stroll and munch on some of the greens.

Dandelion leaves.

Red-eared sliders require a good dose of sunshine and a balanced meal to prevent metabolic bone disease. Calcium-rich greens such as Dandelion leaves are a must-have in the garden. Give them an occasional treat in the form of crickets or aquatic fishes, such as mollies, for protein.

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