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Zoo Med Canned Box Turtle Food

By Zoo Med
Rated 4.3214 out of 5 stars

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About This Item


  • Ideal for all box turtles it contains whole corn and apples, which are two of their favorite foods!
  • Added vitamins and minerals help to make this a nutritionally complete diet
  • Reseals for freshness and great for picky eaters
  • Natural flavoring agent helps encourage feeding
  • A completely balanced, soft, and moist diet that contains less preservatives and binders

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Nutritional Information

Feeding Instructions

A Walk on the Wild Side

Zoo Med makes it their mission to provide reptiles and other exotic pets with the very best food, supplements and habitats. This company of passionate hobbyists knows that not all pets are furry with four paws and offers a true understanding of reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates. Whether you're new to reptile care and fishkeeping or are an experienced breeder, Zoo Med covers it all.

An Exotic Diet for an Exotic Pet

When it comes to your pet's dinner, the menu consists of worms, crickets and snails galore. Zoo Med offers a wide range of nutritious and tasty food to feed every exotic pet a special diet that's made just for them.

TURTLES AND TORTOISES: From treats to whole diets, Zoo Med provides a nutritional boost to fit any turtle or tortoise want or need.

LIZARDS: For pets like bearded dragons, there's a selection of tasty options, including cans of mealies, grasshoppers and caterpillars and complete pellet diets.

FISH: Your tropical fish enjoys a treat every now and then, and Zoo Med offers a tasty variety to choose from.

FROGS: Including high-protein, sinking pellets that mimic what frogs would eat in the wild, this frog food is just what you need to keep your amphibian jumping.

Give Him an Extra Boost

Because any pet could benefit from a little extra care, Zoo Med makes supplements that will help fortify your exotic pet's health and environment. Feeding him a supplement, in addition to his healthful meal, can be the extra step that it takes to keep your frog, lizard, turtle or fish happy and healthy.

Rest, Relax and Thrive

Every exotic pet needs a place to call their own, and Zoo Med makes it easy to keep them comfortable and thriving.


Mimic the true feel of a tropical or desert climate with lighting that gives reptiles the warmth of a natural habitat. The selection includes long-lasting bulbs that require minimal maintenance and infrared lights that won't disturb sleep patterns.


With bedding made from renewable sources like coconut husks that allow animals to burrow and nest as they would in the wild, consider Zoo Med your source to create a home within your home.

About Zoo Med

Since 1977, Zoo Med has been manufacturing products for reptiles, amphibians, birds and aquatic pets. Led by experience and dedication, they provide truly innovative products, with an emphasis on efficiency and minimizing environmental impact. At Zoo Med, they are never satisfied with the status quo, which is why they constantly strive to bring the latest and greatest options right into the homes of the pet lovers that need them.

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Questions & Answers

3 Customer Questions

How long can this be stored once opened?
Answer by ChewyMar 26, 2018
The Canned Box turtle food can be stored in a separate container with a lid in the fridge for up to 7 days. If you cannot feed it out within that time period then you can separate it into individual portions and place it in the freezer. You should pull one portion out of the freezer and place it in the fridge the night before they plan on feeding it to let it thaw.

How often would I need to feed the turtle?
Answer by ChewyOct 20, 2017
Most young turtles eat daily, while older turtles can be fed daily or every other day, depending upon the pet's individual appetite.

can salcata turtles eat this?
Answer by ChewyApr 25, 2023
This food is intended for Box Turtles only.

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Rated 4.3214 out of 5 stars
84 Ratings
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84 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Misscues on May 2, 2023

My tatertot loves it

My little box turtle (tatertot) has loved this since I first introduced it to him as a baby several years ago. It smells so fresh and fruity, and he loves it when I mix things up with some fresh strawberries, tomato, or lettuce. So sad when our local store stopped selling pet supplies but was very happy to find it here on Chewy in 5 packs. Glad to see the price is leveling back out.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By CAMania on Apr 23, 2023

Turtle and Skink love this food

I have an Asian Box turtle (tortoise) and a blue tongued skink that love this food! Of course, they get other foods like tomato, blueberries, crickets, banana and cooked chicken. But they go for this right away and eat heartily. The Zoo Med Canned Box Turtle food is a mainstay of their diet and they are healthy and happy!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By MegS on Mar 26, 2023

Mako approves of this product

Our three toed box turtle really likes this food. I put it on a flat ceramic coaster so he can get up to it and eat better. I usually give him 1/4 of a can every few days and he eats most if not all of it. He never took to any of the other commercial turtle diets but also eats crickets and worms. Strawberries are his favorite when they are in season. Whatever he doesn't eat I put in the chicken bucket so nothing goes to waste.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Poptart on May 12, 2023

My turtle

My turtle is very funny about what she eats but she loves this canned food and she likes the way it smells I think the price on this can food is great..

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Boxturtle on Apr 17, 2023

Box Turtle can food

My box turtle loves this food and has done well on it for years. Of course, other fresh vegetables and fruit with meal worms are offered. This item is great and you can smell the fresh ingredients.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By ColoradoHerper on Nov 9, 2022

Zoo Med Canned Box Turtle Food

Not one of my four adult Eastern box turtles will touch it. Gave it a quick sniff and then walked away. Too bad that I bought a dozen cans. I have a new yearling CB North American Wood Turtle. Perhaps he might be interested in it when he gets a bit older but right now he chows down his Mazuri aquatic turtle pellets.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Michael on Apr 19, 2023

Tortoises luv it

I do 1 to 2 cans of this monthly for my torts. They luv it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By HODGE on Nov 12, 2022

Not for sure what this means

Great job speedy delivery always has product in stock will always refer my friends and family thank you

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Kterrillbcs on Oct 10, 2022

my turtles did not care for it

They would not touch it. I tried this but all turtles left it

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By LifeAfteraTumorInMyHead on Mar 18, 2022

King Charles doesn't like it?

My Three-Toed Box Turtle, King Charles appears to not like this stuff. I gave it three stars because it smells fresh, and has good ingredients. I also bought freeze dried crickets to add to this, but it seems to not have made any difference. King Charles just barely woke up yesterday, on St. Patty's Day from his hibernation. He's in very good shape - strong, and well-muscled. He was down since late November. His regular diet is Night Crawlers with blueberries and/or strawberries. I sprinkle calcium on that when necessary, and he does get daily natural sun. He has green edible plants growing near him, but he never eats any of them. I thought he might partake of this canned food - especially with the addition of the crickets. To be fair he did "taste" the first dish I put down for him, yesterday. Maybe he'll warm up to it - but I'm not holding my breath. After all he's been with me since 1995 and eating this same worm/berry diet since then - with maybe a few grubs, snails and canned dog food added once in a great while. I offered it to him again today - but he didn't even "taste" it this time. So, I went out and bought him some worms. Oh well!