Zoo Med Gourmet Box Turtle Food, 15oz
Box turtles are omnivores, which means that they need to eat both plant and animal foods to get the nutrition that they need. Young box turtles are rapidly growing, so they need lots of protein from meat and insects to help fuel that growth. As they near adulthood, their nutritional needs change and they start to eat more plants, but they remain very omnivorous for the rest of their lives.
Providing a varied diet to your pet box turtle is essential their mental and physical health, as well as preserving their vibrant colors. Using a rotation of different foods gives your pet new experiences and helps keep them active, engaged, and looking forward to what the next meal will bring. Variety also helps mimic a box turtle's natural diet in the wild, helping create the most balanced nutrition possible.
Zoo Med’s Gourmet Box Turtle Food adds enrichment to your turtle’s diet through variety, with dried mealworms, mushrooms, and strawberries. Zoo Med has over 30 years of experience researching the nutritional requirements of reptiles and developing foods that meet their needs. This natural food is fortified with essential vitamins and minerals, and contains no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives to worry about.
Instructions for Use:
To prepare, moisten food with water and allow it to sit for 3-5 minutes. This creates a flavorful mash that box turtles are sure to love! If your box turtle seems hesitant about the new food, mix the moistened Zoo Med Gourmet Box Turtle Food with your pet's current diet, slowly reducing the amount of current diet until completely switched over.
Offer food on a free choice basis and replace daily. Zoo Med Gourmet Box Turtle Food may be mixed with fresh greens, fruits, and vegetables for extra variety.
It is best practice to offer fresh food as the majority of your pet box turtle's diet. However, prepared diets like Zoo Med Gourmet Box Turtle Food can add essential variety to their nutrition and are good to have on hand as a backup in case of emergency.
Crude Protein (min) 24.0%
Crude Fat (min) 2.5.0%
Crude Fiber (max) 13.0%
Moisture (max) 13.0%
Calcium (min) 0.8%
Calcium (max) 1.2%
Phosphorus (min) 0.5%
Ascorbic Acid (Vit. C) (min) 27 mg/lb (60 mg/kg)
Organic Soybean Meal, Suncured Alfalfa Meal, Dried Mealworms (Tenebrio molitor), Dried Lima Beans, Rice Bran, Dried Mushrooms, Freeze Dried Strawberries, Almond Hulls, Ground Wheat, Escarole, Endive, Calcium Carbonate, Monocalcium Phosphate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Dried Dandelion Greens, Sodium Bicarbonate, Yeast Culture, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus casei Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium bifidum Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Hydrated Sodium Calcium Aluminosilicate, Hydrolyzed Yeast, Brewers Dried Yeast, Yucca schidigera Extract, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of stabilized Vitamin C), Garlic Extract, Anise Extract, Chinese Cassia Bark Extract, Ginger Extract, Horseradish, Juniper Extract, Vitamin E Supplement, Mixed Tocopherols (a preservative), Rosemary Extract (added flavor), Ascorbic Acid, Citric Acid (a preservative), Lecithin, Zinc Methionine Complex, Choline Chloride, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Niacin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate (source of Vitamin B5), Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K activity), Riboflavin Supplement (source of Vitamin B2), Thiamine Mononitrate (source of Vitamin B1), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of Vitamin B6), Biotin, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Zinc Oxide, Manganous Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Chloride, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite