Zoo Med Natural Aquatic Maintenance Formula Turtle Food

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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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  • Reptile Type
    Aquatic Turtle

Nutritional Info


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.

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: 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

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

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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  • Huge Bottle

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    This bottle was really much bigger than we expected which was a nice surprise. We don't like that the pellets break apart when the turtles bite them, however, because it makes the tank messy very quickly.

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  • Pay close attention to the size

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    I bought this for my turtle but didn't realize it's for large turtles. It's way to big for him. This is a great brand just pay attention to pellet size.

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  • My Turtle and Pond Fish love this Food

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    My 10 year old turtle loves this food. This is a staple food for my turtle along with, Duckweed, leafy greens, worms, rawmeat, fish. And whenever i feed her the local pond fishes come out of hiding to eat the food as well. This is a Great buy. I will always come back for this food. So always keep it in stock. Thank you chewy.

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  • My turtle likes it!

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    My Red Eared Slider is big enough and does not need the growth food that seems to be the most stocked food in the stores. I just want him to be healthy. This product has less grain so it does not muck up the water like the others. He seems to like it and finishes it faster than the grain based foods. Probably the only reason that I gave it 4 stars and not 5 really has nothing to do with the food and more with the packaging. The container is rather large and a bit akward to tilt and pour. I wind up getting more than I want in the tank. A scoop or turning lid that can regulate how fast it comes out may be easier.

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  • Fred LOVES This Food

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    Fred is a mature red eared slider who lives in our back yard. When he comes to his little feeding tub, I add some food and it's so fun watching him eat. Especially when he spits out that little bit of water after swallowing and before grabbing another couple of pellets. This is his fav and I don't dare run out of it.

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  • Turtle Food

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    This is the only food our turtle will eat! We have had him for almost 20 years and once we started giving him this food, he refuses to eat anything else!

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  • Great food for turtles

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    Love this food for my African sideneck turtle. Zoo med makes great products for reptiles and chewy makes them very affordable

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  • Willy loves it.

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    My turtle loves this food. I had a hard time getting her to eat for a long time but she loves this stuff.

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  • Turtles love it

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    My turtle loves this food! She can't wait until feeding time, she does her happy dance in her tank.

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  • I get this every month

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    My babies love them so much the food keeps them healthy they know when food time is

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