Small Tortoise Diet LS # 5M3A - 6 oz

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Formula Code: 5M3A
Catalog #: 3003415-745
Price: $8.99

Description:
Mazuri® Small Tortoise Diet LS is a high fiber diet designed for smaller tortoise species, omnivorous reptiles - such as iguanas and uromastyx - and omnivorous turtles (box turtles).

Features and Benefits
  • High fiber level, grass hay based - Multiple fiber sources used to stimulate natural diets.
  • Extruded, smaller particle than typical tortoise diets - Minimizes waste and creates a more natural feeding environment.
  • Less than 10% starch content.
  • Contains yucca shidigera extract - Shown to reduce aerosol ammonia in animal facilities.*
  • Complete nutrition - No vitamin or mineral supplementation needed for omnivorous and herbivorous species.
  • Added vitamin D - Supports proper bone development.
  • Added flax seed - Rich source of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Contains live probiotics cultures - May support development of GI tract.
  • Contains natural vitamin E, stabilized form of vitamin C and beta-carotene.
*Relevant research information: Headon, D.R. and K.A. Dawson, 1990. Yucca extract controls atmospheric ammonia levels. Feedstuffs. 62:15-16.

Product Form:  Extruded pellet: 3/32" diameter x 1/8" length.

Product Size:  
6 oz resealable poly bag

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude protein not less than
Crude fat not less than
Crude fiber not more than
20.0%
4.0%
14.0%

Product Sheet: 5M3A
  • Feed animal’s approximately 1-4% of body weight per day, on a dry matter basis.
    • Feed consumption will vary with environmental temperatures, level of activity and animal life stage.
  • Mazuri® Small Tortoise Diet LS should be a quarter to half (25 to 50%) of the total daily intake, with grasses and produce for the remaining portion.
    • It may be necessary to soften Mazuri® Small Tortoise Diet LS with water until the animals become acclimated to the diet. If moistened, the diet should be replaced at least twice daily.
  • Provide animals with good quality fresh grass, or hay for small tortoises.
  • Fresh produce food items - greens, vegetables and fruits - may be included in the daily food offering, but should be no more than half (50%) of the total diet.
    • Fruit or high sugar vegetables: Offer no more than 5% by weight of total diet.
    • Use vegetables and greens low in oxalate like kale, turnip greens, and squash until the animals become acclimated to diet.
  • Always provide animals with plenty of fresh, clean water. Proper humidity levels are also critical for health and proper growth of herbivorous.*
*Relevant research information: Wiesner, C.S. and C. Iben, 2003. Influence of environmental humidity and dietary protein on pyramidal growth of carapaces in African spurred tortoises (Geochelone sulcate). JAPAN. 87:66-74.

Storage Conditions
For best results, store contents of open paper sack in container with sealing lid. Store in a cool 75°F or colder), dry (approximately 50% RH) location. Adhere to the “Best if used by” date.

Product Sheet: 5M3A

Ground timothy hay, dehulled soybean meal, ground brown rice, ground soybean hulls, dehydrated alfalfa meal, soy protein concentrate, cane molasses, dried apple pomace, dried beet pulp, dicalcium phosphate, flaxseed, corn gluten meal, ground oats, oat hulls, wheat germ, carrageenan, calcium carbonate, sucrose, soybean oil, artificial flavors, salt, l-lysine, brewers dried yeast, calcium propionate (a preservative), choline chloride, pyridoxine hydrochloride, Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product dehydrated, cholecalciferol (vitamin D3), Lactobacillus casei fermentation product dehydrated, dl-methionine, Bifidobacterium thermophilum fermentation product dehydrated, l-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (stabilized vitamin C), d-alpha tocopheryl acetate (form of vitamin E), Enterococcus faecium fermentation product dehydrated, folic acid, dried yucca shidigera extract, biotin, beta carotene, calcium pantothenate, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K), potassium chloride, nicotinic acid, vitamin A acetate, riboflavin supplement, preserved with mixed tocopherols (form of vitamin E), vitamin B12 supplement, thiamine mononitrate, rosemary extract, citric acid, zinc oxide, manganous oxide, ferrous carbonate, copper sulfate, zinc sulfate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite, cobalt carbonate.

Product Sheet: 5M3A


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