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The Radiated Tortoise's diet should be high in fiber. Most of the diet should, ideally, consist of grasses and dark leafy green vegetables such as collard and turnip greens. In the wild, succulents make up part of their diet, so they can be offered prickly pear pads, fruit, and flowers. They can also be given small amounts of other vegetables and some fruit. Carrots, apples, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, cucumbers, melons, and alfalfa sprouts can all make nice treats.

These tortoises do not do well in cold weather and should not be kept in areas where temperatures fall below 60 degrees Fahrenheit at night.

Breeding should not be attempted until males and females are slightly larger than a foot. Males initiate breeding with a courtship ritual that consists of circling the female, sniffing her legs and bobbing his head. If the male begins trying to lift the female, do not worry, as this is quite normal. This behavior may be done to attempt to prevent her from moving away. The male will mount her from behind once she stops moving. After mating, the female will dig a nest and deposit anywhere from 3 to 12 eggs. In captivity, it can take anywhere from 145 to 231 days until hatching.

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