A complete low protein, high fibre diet suitable for all Mediterranean, Horsfield’s and Sulcata Tortoises.
ProRep’s low protein tortoise food combines a range of natural foods, including grasses and edible weeds, which are chopped and then formed into cobs, before being gently dried.
Because they are not cooked at high temperatures or finely ground, more of the natural goodness is retained. With a natural scent to aid palatability and added calcium and vitamin D3 for health, this low in protein, high fibre advanced food is suitable for all Mediterranean type tortoises, including Hermann’s, Marginated, Spur Thigh and Horsfield’s Tortoises, as well as African Spurred Tortoises (G. sulcata).
It can also be used for other herbivorous reptiles such as Iguanas and Uromastyx.
Why Buy ProRep Tortoise Food?
•Added Calcium and D3
•Low grain content
•High fibre, including essential long fibres
•Includes 29 natural weeds and grasses
The Correct Diet
Feeding a diet that meets the needs of Mediterranean type tortoises can be a daunting but essential task for an owner, as they have some very specific requirements. To stay happy and healthy their diet should contain high levels of natural fibre and calcium and low protein and carbohydrate.
Follow the Simple Rules….
•Provide a wide range of natural plants
•Avoid salad vegetables such as lettuce and cucumber
•Provide calcium by supplementing natural food
•Avoid legumes (peas and beans) and brassicas(cabbage family)
•Provide fibre rich plants such as tough weeds/edible grasses
•Avoid fruit and root vegetables as much as possible
•Provide a good source of UVB
•Avoid artificial foods which contain ground fibre, are based on cereals, have high protein content or are heated to high temperatures during production
•Always provide plants whole rather than chopped
•Never feed animal protein (meat) of any sort
A good diet that mimics the natural food eaten by wild tortoises allows them to grow slowly and lay down a hard, smooth shell whilst maintaining a healthy gut. Any imbalance in any of the components could result in fast growth, soft or irregular shell formation (pyramiding) accompanied by stomach and gut problems. Over a period of time this may lead to secondary infections and even death.