Pet Tortoise Food Made For Herbivores

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Contrary to many prepared tortoise diets available from general pet stores, this one has been specifically tailored for desert, Hermann’s, leopard and sulcata tortoises – with plenty of fiber and no toxic chemicals or preservatives added!

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Notably, it does not contain animal protein as this causes tortoises to produce excessive uric acid that can lead to skeletal deformities in tortoises.


Cactus & Vegetables Banquet Blocks

Tortoises have complex dietary needs. Since they are herbivorous animals, tortoises require plenty of fresh leafy greens along with flowers, vegetables and fruits in their diet for good health. High-quality commercial herbivore diets may be used as supplements to ensure they receive what their bodies require for sustenance.

Avoid feeding your tortoise foods that contain high levels of oxalic acid such as parsley, kale, and collard greens as these could potentially cause kidney damage in the long run.

This treat for tortoises and box turtles provides them with an ideal source of calcium supplement, enrichment and beak trimming all in one! Made of Spineless Opuntia Cactus, alfalfa and carrots in a calcium base. Your tortoise can enjoy chewing away at it as part of their enrichment activity; additionally it prevents their beaks from overgrowning! It makes an ideal alternative to offering your tortoise harder foods that could stress them out or require trimming!

Cactus & Vegetables Pellets

Most tortoise species are predominantly herbivorous and should be fed a diet consisting of herbs, grasses, clovers, and dandelions as their main food sources 80% of the time; with protein sources (commercial tortoise food or protein sources) added as needed to complete meals. Fruit may be added but should only account for about 10% of their diet overall. Oxalic acid-rich foods (cilantro or coriander) should be avoided due to potential harm they pose for tortoises.

Do not feed desert tortoises sugary fruits or corn as these could expose them to intestinal parasites, while frozen vegetables contain rubbery bits that could make digestion more challenging for tortoises. Fresh, nutrient-rich vegetables lightly steamed or blanched is recommended; many keepers find offering several smaller meals each day works better for their tortoises.

Cactus & Vegetables Mix

Cactus soil or mix is an ideal environment for cultivating cacti and succulent plants, providing optimal air porosity and water drainage to cultivate these hardy perennials. Formulated regionally using organic compost, coarse horticultural sand, vermiculite and sphagnum peat moss combined with slow-release plant food gives this medium its ideal air porosity properties; optimized air porosity levels ensure proper drainage; it requires no liming to use; making this ready-to-go product ready-for-use!

Cacti can produce edible fleshy stems that can be considered vegetables; additionally, the fruits produced from many cacti are also composed of plant matter.

Cactus & Vegetables Cage Food

While you can feed your tortoise a healthy and varied diet with plants, flowers, fruits and vegetables to achieve nutritional balance, for added convenience you may also add high-quality commercial tortoise pellets that contain essential nutrients designed to meet their dietary requirements.

Cactus & Vegetables cage food is an ideal way to offer your tortoise an assortment of tasty treats high in fibre and hydration, including delicious vegetables such as Spineless Opuntia Cacti and Suncured Alfalfa in a solid Calcium base that will allow them to bite their way to tasty treats! Your tortoise will love this enriching treat as they struggle to find food through biting and scraping!

Tortoises require many essential vitamins and minerals in their diet to stay healthy, although this source can often come from their natural environment; you may want to add supplements made specifically for reptiles as supplements may cause issues in their physiology. Before adding anything new, always seek advice from specialists prior to doing so.