Feeding time at the zoo is different in the reptile department. Many reptiles do not eat everyday. Their metabolism is slower than ours because they don’t use their food-energy to maintain their body temperature, so some of them can go weeks, months, even a year without eating. It’s amazing.
Indian Star tortoises are not like that. They are, shall we say, enthusiastic eaters. So just for kicks, toss in some greens, and sit back for the ride.
They’re like a school of piranha! But vegetarian. And cuter.
And of course, the post is not complete without video. I love this particular tortoise because she approaches mealtime in much the same way that I do.