Arcadia Reptile EarthPro Optimised52 Tortoise Food 250g
THE HEALTHIEST TORTOISE DIET ON THE MARKET!
Optimised52 is the brand new, all-natural, vet-checked tortoise food by Arcadia Reptile. Many diets on the market contain fillers, preservatives and foods a tortoise wouldn’t eat in the wild, we decided this needs to change!
FRESHLY PRESSED TORTOISE FOOD
- All-Natural, wild-like nutrition.
- No waste product used as fillers such as nut shells, maise, sunflower seed husks, soya bean husks.
- Developed with zoo vet oversight.
- No artificial colours, flavours, scents or preservatives.
- Added Bee Pollen, ReVitaliseD3 and a Probiotic.
- Highly palatable and low waste compressed food.
- Feed as a hydrated mulch or dry.
- 1-2 tiles per day for >each 400g body weight.
- Developed with Mediterranean species in mind.
- An average minimum grass and herb mix of 52 EU grown species plus additional flowers, petals and whole leaf plants.
- No chinchilla dust added to dry out the digestive tract.
- Can make up to 70% of the total diet. Add in seasonal fresh salads, flowers, weeds and herbs as available.
- A pressed mix, not a baked extruded pellet.
FED UP WITH HAVING TO FEED YOUR PET TORTOISE JUNK?
Did you know that almost all commercial Tortoise foods are made from food waste such as almond nut shells or soya husk? Did you know that many of these prepared diets that smell so strongly of fruits or flowers do so because of potent artificial attractants?
Did you know that many of these foods are totally unnatural when compared with the wild diets of these incredible animals? In many cases they are little more than a baked, extruded chemical mass of artificial colours, flavours, scents, and preservatives? A chemical soup soaked into waste fibres and with very little actual ‘food’.
EarthPro-Optimised52 is a brand new, vet checked, all-natural way of feeding tortoises, developed to replicate wild feeding by only using natural ingredients. We use no non-natural fillers such as seed husks, nut shells, Maize, soya and flours which are all too common in prepared Tortoise diets.
Tortoises have developed over vast time to be opportunistic feeders that are highly herbivorous. They are an exploring species that will graze as opportunity arises within seasonality. The wild diet of the Mediterranean species consists mainly of leafy vegetation, grasses, roots, tubers, and seasonal flowers. Fruits are taken but rarely and as a seasonal supplier.
A wild diet of this type is very high in fibre, low in protein, sodium and fats. Natural geophagy is also a vital supplier of essential minerals and vitamins, mostly from the B group.
If we wish to see our companion Tortoises live a long and fruitful life it is essential that we feed them correctly. Fillers such a nut shells, husks and middling’s offer no nutritional value of note and are used as a very cheap source of Fibre.
Fibre is essential within Tortoise diets as this not only provides direct nutrition, but it also works as a prebiotic in the digestive system. This provides a home from which the beneficial live bacterial cultures can grow and live and aid with ongoing digestion, assimilation and use. Having a fully functioning probiotic system living within the gut is also essential for the health and function of the immune system. Optimised52 uses no by-product or cheap fillers. The Fibre content is high and totally whole plant-derived. We also add a natural paraprobiotic to Optimised52 to boost beneficial cultures naturally within the digestive system. EarthPro-Optimsed52 is high in fibre at 25.7%, low in protein at just 10% and low in fats and sodium.
Optimised52 contains at least 52 species of EU grown grasses and herbs as the base mix.
This is a seasonal grow and plant species found in our mix through the seasons can actually reach 60 grasses and herbs per mix. To this base mix of whole plant nutrition, we add a further 10 species of plant matter which include leaves from strawberry, blackberry and raspberry plants. Plantain, nettle, dandelions, marigolds and roses are also added into the mix. In this way we fill the nutritional requirements of Mediterranean species by using a barrage of natural ingredients, many of which are found in the wild habitats of these incredible species.
To add in further nutritional value we have added finely milled Bee Pollen which is vitamin, mineral and amino acid positive, a real superfood. We have also added our full-spectrum Carotenoid complex and our full-spectrum mineral and vitamin complex ‘ReVitaliseD3’. This will provide all of the minerals available in the wild diet and in natural balance, with low levels of A, D3 and E suitable for modern reptile care. Optimised52 is high in Calcium, low in phosphorus and with added Magnesium for optimal mineral storage and wellbeing. We have also included our best selling flower based topper within every pack, EarthPro-FlowerBoost. EarthPro-FlowerBoost will add even more variety to the mix and plenty of highly visible colour. Just grab a pinch from the pack and add this on top of your hydrated tile. You can also buy FlowerBoost separately and add in more if you so wish. FlowerBoost is an all-natural mix of whole flowers and petals.