Zoo Med Gourmet ReptiSticks, 8.5oz
Most aquatic turtles commonly kept as pets, such as red-eared sliders and painted turtles, are omnivores. Omnivores require a balanced diet of both plant and animal matter to get the nutrition that they need.
Providing a varied diet to your pet turtle is essential to their mental and physical health. 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 turtle's natural diet in the wild, helping create the most balanced nutrition possible.
Zoo Med has over 30 years of experience researching the nutritional requirements of reptiles and developing foods that meet their needs. Zoo Med Gourmet ReptiSticks make a high protein addition to your turtle’s diet with the addition of dried shrimp, mealworms, and cranberries. Cranberries are a natural food for many North American species of aquatic turtles. The ReptiSticks themselves are made with fish meal, shrimp, and kale to simulate a turtle's natural diet and are fortified with essential vitamins and minerals.
Instructions for Use:
Zoo Med Gourmet ReptiSticks is scientifically formulated to meet the dietary needs of growing turtles with a shell length of 2 inches or larger.
Open container and spoon out 1 level teaspoon of food per turtle. Let turtles feed for a minimum of 1 hour. Remove any uneaten food after 1 hour. (Note: The floating cranberries can be left in the tank as some aquatic turtles take time to develop a taste for them.) If your turtles eat all of their food in a short time, you may want to increase the food amount to 1 level tablespoon, per turtle, or more per feeding.
Feed turtles every other day (four times per week). Do not overfeed your turtles.
For adult turtles (7 inches and larger), supplement with Zoo Med Natural Aquatic Turtle Food - Maintenance Formula.
It is best practice to offer fresh food as the majority of your pet turtle's diet. However, prepared diets like Zoo Med Gourmet ReptiSticks add essential variety to their nutrition and are good to have on hand as a backup in case of emergency.
Crude Protein (min) 36.0%
Crude Fat (min) 6.0%
Crude Fiber (max) 3.0%
Moisture (max) 11.0%
Calcium (min) 1.5%
Calcium (max) 1.9%
Phosphorus (min) 0.8%
Ascorbic Acid (Vit. C) (min) 55 mg/lb (121 mg/kg)
Fish Meal, Soybean Meal, Wheat Flour, Wheat Starch, Sun Dried Red Shrimp (Solenocera melantho), Dried Mealworms (Tenebrio molitor), Shrimp Meal, Corn Flour, Soy Protein Concentrate, Wheat Gluten, Kale, Dried Cranberris, Fish Oil, Brewers Dried Yeast, Lecithin, Dicalcium Phosphate, Choline Chloride, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of stabilized Vitamin C), Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Manganee Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Potassium Iodate, Green 3, Propionic Acid (a natural preservative)