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Zoo med gourmet tortoise food and Mazuri???

Discussion in 'Tortoise Product Reviews' started by turdle yerdle, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. turdle yerdle

    turdle yerdle Active Member

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    Is ZMGTF any good? same with the normal Mazuri tortoise diet. I tried everything, The grassland tortoise food, LS Mazuri food, and dried veggies. My tort does not like it, I'm wondering if my tortoise will like these.
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member

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    They are all good as a small part of a varied diet
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    Speedy loves Mazuri , I give it to him like every 3rd day or so . I moisten it first and cover it with moistened hay and then get out of his way ! :D
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    There is an excellent chance that your tortoise will be ape..it crazy about "regular" Mazuri. However, members are having a hard time locating it in anything smaller than 25 pound bags.
    It has been referred to as Tortoise CRACK because they love it so much.
    It is between 10 and 30% of what my Redfoot eat. Depending on whatever plants I've got growing.
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    My torts prefer mazuri over the ZooMed, but the ZooMed has better ingredients. I mix both into their salads, but they pick it apart sometimes and skip the zoomed pellets.
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    my tortoise seems to like zoo med tortoise food, never tried mazuri though.
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    Try mixing the 2 together and put them through a coffee grinder . And sprinkling the powder over the greens !
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    A local, yet globally recognized, vet did an comparative analysis of most prepared food and found the ZooMed gourmet to be one of the best prepared tortoise foods. He did his analysis based on the diet of wild tortoises as the bench mark.

    As all that info is slated for publication I did not post it here, but in the one on one caparison that you are looking for the ZooMed gourmet is a better, even could be considered a best choice for prepared packaged tortoise foods.
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    Mine never liked the zoo med food, but they love Mazuri.
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    I bought both and used your method grandpa :) it works very well.
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    Next we will work on the egg shells !
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    I feed those back to the chickens.
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    I've been boiling and mashing freshly laid, damaged tortoise eggs in my Mazuri. Is that cheating?
    Right now, I have my hands full with eggs.
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    Did you try to grind it ?
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