Zoo Med Natural Box Turtle Food, 10oz
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 to 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 Natural Box Turtle Food is designed to meet box turtles' specific dietary needs. This higher-protein, moderate fiber formula is fortified with vitamins and minerals to help make sure your box turtle stays strong and healthy. Plus, the recipe contains no artificial colors, flavorings, or preservatives!
Instructions for Use:
Moisten pellets with water to increase acceptance. If your turtle seems hesitant to try Zoo Med Natural Box Turtle Food, mix the pellets with their usual diet. Slowly reduce the amount of fresh food at each feeding until your dragon will eat the moistened pellets by themselves.
For best results, use Zoo Med Natural Box Turtle Food alongside live or canned feeder insects.
It is best practice to offer fresh food as the majority of your pet box turtle's diet. However, prepared diets like Zoo Med Natural 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%
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)
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