Zoo Med Gourmet Tortoise Food, 13.5oz
Tortoises are herbivores, which means that they need a diet of plant-based foods to get the nutrition that they need. Furthermore, they also need a variety of foods. Providing a varied diet to your pet tortoise 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 tortoise'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 nutritional needs. Zoo Med’s Gourmet Tortoise Food adds enrichment to your tortoise’s diet with ingredients like carrots, hibiscus flower petals, and sweet potatoes. This high-fiber natural diet is fortified with essential vitamins and minerals, and best of all, contains no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives!
Instructions for Use:
To prepare, moisten food with water and allow it to sit for 3-5 minutes. This creates a flavorful mash that tortoises are sure to love! If your tortoise seems hesitant about the new food, mix the moistened Zoo Med Gourmet Tortoise 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 Tortoise 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 tortoise's diet. However, prepared diets like Zoo Med Gourmet Tortoise 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) 8.0%
Crude Fat (min) 2.0%
Crude Fiber (max) 22.0%
Moisture (max) 12.0%
Calcium (min) 0.8%
Calcium (max) 1.2%
Phosphorus (min) 0.3%
Ascorbic Acid (Vit. C) (min) (99 mg/kg)
Suncured Timothy Hay, Wheat Middlings, Almond Hull Meal, Micanthus Ground Grass, Suncured Alfalfa Meal, Ground Wheat, Dried Carrots, Dried Hibiscus Flower Petals, Freeze Dried Sweet Potato, Calcium Carbonate, Escarole, Endive, Monocalcium Phosphate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Dried Dandelion Greens, Sodium Bicarbonate, Dried Lactobacillus casei Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium bifidum Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Hydrated Sodium Calcium Aluminosilicate, Hydrolyzed Yeast, Brewers Dried Yeast, Yeast Culture, Garlic Extract, Anise Extract, Chinese Cassia Bark Extract, Ginger Extract, Horseradish, Juniper Extract, Yucca Schidigera Extract, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of stabilized Vitamin C), Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Methionine Complex, Mixed Tocopherols (preservative), Rosemary Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Citric Acid (preservative), Lecithin, Silicon Dioxide, 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