- A video shows the adorable moment a Russian tortoise eats a strawberry
- Kirby the tortoise struggles to grab bites because he’s so small
- His mom eventually helps him so he can have some of the sugary snack
- Russian tortoises can’t eat too much sugar because it’s not healthy for them
A very sweet video shows the moment a Russian tortoise named Kirby tries his first strawberry.
Kirby’s owner says he generally isn’t allowed to eat fruit because their guts are not equipped to handle the sugar, so she took the strawberry away after just a few bites.
In the video Kirby struggles to eat the strawberry because it keeps rolling away from him, but he manages to get a few bites in.
Kirby the tiny tortoise struggles to eat a strawberry that’s bigger than he is
Kirby is a Russian tortoise. It is not recommended to feed them fruit often because the sugar is not good for them
His owner eventually held the strawberry for him so he could have a couple bites
His owner said that she did help him by holding the strawberry so he could chomp on it.
The video was taken when Kirby was only about a year old. The tortoise just celebrated his fourth birthday and is as happy as ever.
Russian tortoises only grow to about five to 10 inches long and can live for more than 40 years.
They are popular pets because of their small size. It is recommended that they live outside, but they can also thrive indoors.
Kirby has an active social media presence on Tumblr, Instagram, YouTube and Facebook.