Zoo Med Natural Aquatic Maintenance Formula Turtle Food

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Description

Zoo Med Natural Aquatic Maintenance Formula Turtle Food is the #1 aquatic turtle food. It’s a natural pellet food that contains no artificial preservatives, colors or flavors. This food been scientifically formulated with 25% protein to meet the dietary requirements of adult aquatic turtles with a shell length of 6 inches or more. These pellets float, making it easier for aquatic turtles, who prefer eating at the water surface, to locate their food.

Key Benefits
  • Meets the dietary requirements of aquatic turtles that have reached their full adult size (6+ inches) and whose diet consists mostly of plant matter
  • The pellets float as most aquatic turtles prefer to feed at the water's surface
  • Recommended by zoos, veterinarians, and professional breeders, and contains no artificial preservatives, colors, or flavors
  • Easy to locate food because the pellets float
  • Made in the USA!

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  • Item Number
    96821
  • Brand

    Zoo Med

  • Food Form

    Pellets

  • Made in

    United States

  • Reptile Type

    Aquatic Turtle

Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Wheat Mill Run, Soybean Meal, Wheat Flour, Fish Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Fish Oil, Calcium Carbonate, Kale, Lecithin, Dicalcium Phosphate, Dried Kelp, L-Lysine, L-Ascorbyl-2- Polyphosphate (Source of Stabilized Vitamin C), Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Potassium Iodate, Propionic Acid (preservative).

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 25.0% min
Crude Fat 5.0% min
Crude Fiber 8.0% max
Moisture 11.0% max
Calcium 1.3.0% min
Calcium 1.7% max
Phosphorous 1.0% min
Ascorbic Acid 40.8 mg/lb min
Feeding Instructions

This food is formulated for turtles that have reached their full Adult size, or a shell length of 6 inches (15 cm). Place pellets in water and allow turtles to feed for a minimum of 1 hour. Any uneaten food left after this time should be netted out and discarded. If your turtles eat all of their food in a short amount of time, increase the quantity of food offered at each feeding.

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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.

A Walk on the Wild Side

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

Turtles and Tortoises: From treats to whole diets, Zoo Med provides a nutritional boost to fit any turtle or tortoise want or need.

Lizards

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

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

Frogs

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

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.

Lighting

Lighting

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.

Bedding

Bedding

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

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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  • YOU GET A LOT.....But?

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    Huge amount of food for a great price. However my turtles will not eat it. It sits there and swells up. I took it out of the tank. I did not feed them all day and tried again, but not one of them ate it. I put a different brand pellet later and they ate it all. ( 10 inch, 5 inch and 4 inch redear) my rating is based only on my experience with my three I guess ultra picky turtles. I am stuck with a jar 99% full. Most likely I will donate it to the animal rescue.

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  • Awesome price!

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    I usually go to the pet store to get this and it's twice as much! When I paid for this I thought it would be a small jar. I was pleasantly surprised when it came and it's a giant jar! Yay!

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  • Zoo med turtle food

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    I will not buy this turtle food anymore . The food turns the water brown and has a terrible odor that goes all in the living room . I get turtles are dirty but this food really makes the water gross looking

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  • Great floating food

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    The package was delivered two days after I ordered it and I was surprised by how big it was; it's a great replacement for the small store bought cans that I bought every month. I was using wardley/reptomin floating pellets before and the food in this package is more sphere shaped like dog food that stick shape like the pellets I had been using, so I thought I'd have to wean my RES into eating them, but she had no problem eating the new pellets and they seem to me like they have more substance; one pellet is equivalent to two sticks. My only complaint is that the pellets seem to be more oily than the others I've used in the past, but that's easy to overlook. I'm not sure how the pellets affect The package was delivered two days after I ordered it and I was surprised by how big it was; it's a great replacement for the small store bought cans that I bought every month. I was using wardley/reptomin floating pellets before and the food in this package is more sphere shaped like dog food that stick shape like the pellets I had been using, so I thought I'd have to wean my RES into eating them, but she had no problem eating the new pellets and they seem to me like they have more substance; one pellet is equivalent to two sticks. My only complaint is that the pellets seem to be more oily than the others I've used in the past, but that's easy to overlook. I'm not sure how the pellets affect water balance/clarity as my pond has a major algae problem at the time. The ingredients seem to be in line with industry standard. … more

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  • Some Improvement

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    They're is waste from sinking pellets but it's better than the Wardley product. Right now it's the only food he'll eat. When I reorder it will be the larger size.

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  • Myrtle is very happy

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    My Turtle loves her Zoo med food and I love the price and the fact it's delivered to my door!

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  • My Turtles Love it

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    I bought a bulk shipment of 5 bottles and saved. I have 12 home turtles so I went thru this food alot

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  • Great price for a great product!

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    This is an absolutely great price for this size of bottle! (11 for 45oz) If you buy these in store, you get so much less (around 3-5 oz!) and pay the same price. This is a HUGE bottle. My turtle is 12 years old, and she is 8-9 inches long. These are perfect for her size-wise. So, if you have a small baby turtle, less than 3-4 inches, I'm not sure that the pellets would be small enough for them. I estimate this size of container will last my turtle, feeding every other day, atleast 2-3 months! If you look at a pencil eraser, the diameter is around the size of that. I'm in the process of upgrading my filter, so these do cloud the water (but no more than other food sticks on the market), but if This is an absolutely great price for this size of bottle! (11 for 45oz) If you buy these in store, you get so much less (around 3-5 oz!) and pay the same price. This is a HUGE bottle. My turtle is 12 years old, and she is 8-9 inches long. These are perfect for her size-wise. So, if you have a small baby turtle, less than 3-4 inches, I'm not sure that the pellets would be small enough for them. I estimate this size of container will last my turtle, feeding every other day, atleast 2-3 months! If you look at a pencil eraser, the diameter is around the size of that. I'm in the process of upgrading my filter, so these do cloud the water (but no more than other food sticks on the market), but if you have a canister filter, these should be no problem! … more

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  • Surprising!

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    I ordered this food for my turtle and was pleasantly surprised at the size of the container for the price! Way to go!

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  • Balanced diet

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    My red eared slider loves these I will continue feeding this to her. You should try them

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