Reptile Systems Tortoise Mix 125g
This is a specially formulated blend; a complete feed for tortoises and other herbivorous reptiles, rich in fiber, balanced nutrition values, especially low contents of proteins and fats, optimum proportion of calcium and phosphor, developed in conjunction with a top European tortoise breeder.
A Complete feed for tortoises and other herbivorous reptiles, rich in fibre, Balanced nutrition values, especially low contents of proteins and fats, optimum proportion of calcium and phosphor.
Alfalfa is widely regarded as a superfood and prized for its superior nutritional content. It is a good, natural source of a whole host of nutrients including many vitamins and minerals - most notably iron, magnesium, manganese, vitamin A, C, E and several B vitamins, as well as good quality fiber. It is also consumed by many grazing animals in the wild and has been grown as a livestock feed for hundreds of years.
Most of us are familiar with this striking giant seasonal plant with its beautiful yellow flowers and the fact that they make a healthy snack, and sunflower oil is available in every supermarket. Sunflower seeds are an excellent source of?Vitamin E, which is powerful antioxidant neutralizing free radicals that would otherwise damage cells. In addition, sunflower seeds are a good source of manganese, selenium, phosphorus, magnesium, many B vitamins, and folate. Magnesium is also necessary for healthy bones and energy production, selenium has been shown to induce DNA repair and synthesis in damaged cells and by using the whole head of the sunflower it also increases fiber content improving digestive health.
Vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber.
One of the most impressive benefits of rose hips is their high concentration of vitamin C which may be the highest among all fruits and vegetables. They are also high in flavonoids which are antioxidants and encourage healthy liver, kidney and circulatory function. Natural source of iron along with vitamins A and K.
Vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber.
Dandelions may the gardener?s nemesis but to every reptile keeper that owns herbivorous, or in fact, omnivorous species, they are an absolute seasonal treat. Easily recognisable by their beautiful yellow flowers, big leaves, and unmistakable floating seeds, the flowers surpass most, if not all, vegetables in abundance of nutrients. All parts of the dandelion are edible, stems, flower, leaves and roots. Dandelions are a great source of fibre?and vitamins A, C, K, E, folate, and small amounts of other B vitamins. ***It provides minerals like iron, calcium, magnesium and is full of antioxidants, in fact, its botanical name Taraxacum officinale refers to its healing effect, Taraxacum comes from the Greek and means anti-inflammatory and officinale refers to the common name for herbs. So, we now know that it is highly nutritious, boosts the immune system and supports healthy bones. Dandelions are also a firm favourite with tortoises, who will consume all parts of the plant with vigour and can be used as part of a balanced diet. Fun fact: if eaten in large quantities, Dandelions it can temporarily turn urine pink.
Very high in vitamin E which is an antioxidant , along with fiber and healthy fats. It's also a good source of magnesium, zinc, thiamin, folate, potassium, and phosphorus.
Tropical Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) flowers and leaves are nutritious favorites of many tortoises and come in a wide variety of different colours including white reds and even blue. They are rich in antioxidants which are molecules that help fight compounds called free radicals, which cause damage to your cells.
Sometimes called Purple cone flower it has been identifeied as having anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antiviral properties.
Although these are only present in small amounts apples are a good source of fibre and vitamin C. They also contain polyphenols, which may have numerous health benefits. They also have manganese, copper, and the vitamins A, E, B1, B2, and B6.
It is extremely nutrient dense, containing almost the full spectrum of B-vitamins which are essential to the health of the central nervous system and the brain. High in many other essential vitamins and minerals, the nutrients in spirulina are highly bioavailable and is easily broken down by the digestive system. Containing all 9 of the essential amino acids, spirulina is high in net protein utilisation, meaning it is 85% - 95% digestible ? with its amino acids being delivered to the body for almost instant absorption. Uniquely, spirulina also contains the phytochemical phycocyanin, which is the pigment that gives spirulina its blue-green hue. Often referred to as the 'Wonder Molecule', studies of phycocyanin have shown it has extremely high antioxidant activity and is powerfully anti-inflammatory. Gram for gram, spirulina may be the single?most nutritious food?on the planet, it contains 26 times the calcium of milk.
We hear lots of talk about calcium and its benefits in the reptile hobby, however, this refers to the naturally occurring common form, calcium carbonate. It is abundant in nature and found in limestone, chalk and is the fossilized remnants of early marine life. It is essential for strong bones and many other important functions.
Another ingredient used in very small amounts rosemary is a rich source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds and good source of iron, calcium, and vitamin B-6.