ZooMed natural foods

These are the only packaged diets I use, they may be a bit more expensive than other types of packaged tortoise diets, but they are ideal.  Transition is the same for any type of dry grass acceptance.  Though not organic they are non-GMO.

Moistened/crumbled or dry/ground – introduce them at about 2% of the total diet offered at first.  Many tortoises may hesitate at first, but persistence and offered daily at a low percent will lead to acceptance.  Then gradually increase the amount in the total diet.

I use it at about 50% moist weight for salads two to four time a week.  They will often learn to eat the dry by consuming little bits left from the previous day’s meal.  Moistened, then dry pellet bits, is easier to eat than the extruded pellets as it come in the package. Use cool clean water to moisten, hot water will reduce the nutrient values.

Eventually plain dry pellets may be taken regularly.  Always have clean fresh water available.

By adding grated sweet potato and  hibiscus flowers, you are creating ZooMed’s gourmet tortoise diet.   I use organic of both of these additions.

ZooMeds Natural Forest Tortoise Food – on 07 January 2019 ZooMed’s webpage listed these values.

Formulated especially for Red Foot, Yellow Foot, and Elongated Tortoises.

Ingredients


Suncured Timothy Hay, Miscanthus ground grass, Organic Soybean Meal, Almond Hulls, Suncured Alfalfa Meal, Wheat Middlings, Ground Wheat, Dried Mango, Escarole, Endive, Calcium Carbonate, Monocalcium Phosphate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Dried Dandelion Greens, Sodium Bicarbonate, 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, 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 (a preservative), Rosemary Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Citric Acid (a 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.

Guaranteed Analysis


Crude Protein (min) 12.0%
Crude Fat (min) 1.5%
Crude Fiber (max) 23.0%
Moisture (max) 13.0%
Calcium (min) 0.8%
Calcium (max) 1.3%
Phosphorus (min) 0.4%
Ascorbic Acid (Vit. C) (min) 45 mg/lb (99 mg/kg)

ZooMeds Natural Grassland Tortoise Food – on 07 January 2019 ZooMed’s webpage listed these values.

Formulated for Russian, Greek, Sulcata, Leopard and Pancake Tortoises.

Ingredients


Suncured Timothy Hay, Wheat Middlings, Almond Hull Meal, Miscanthus Ground Grass, Suncured Alfalfa Meal, Ground Wheat, Calcium Carbonate, Escarole, Endive, Monocalcium Phosphate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Dried Dandelion Greens, Sodium Bicarbonate, 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, 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 (a preservative), Rosemary Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Citric Acid (a 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.

Guaranteed Analysis


Crude Protein (min) 8.5%
Crude Fat (min) 1.9%
Crude Fiber (max) 22.0%
Moisture (max) 13.0%
Calcium (min) 0.9%
Calcium (max) 1.3%
Phosphorus (min) 0.4%
Ascorbic Acid (Vit. C) (min) 45 mg/lb (99 mg/kg)
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