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Does Mazuri smell like dog food?

Discussion in 'Tortoise Diet and Food' started by LaLaP, Nov 2, 2018.

  1. LaLaP

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    image.jpg So I bought some original formula Mazuri pellets online from EBay. The description said that it wouldn't come in the original package. That's fine, I assumed the seller gets it in bulk and resells for a profit. It arrived today and it looks and smells just like dog food. Does Mazuri smell like dog food? It only occurs to me now that this would be a profitable scam.
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    It probably does....the pellets in your bag look exactly like the Mazuri regular tortoise chow that I get in 25# bags.
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    That's the stuff.
    It has a lot of dog food ingredients
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    I dont understand what's so special about original formula? They dont make it anymore am I correct?
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    Doesn't smell like dog food to me at all. Smells like the monkey chow we used to feed to the chimps.
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    Only Tom!

    I’ll believe you, but like 99.9% of the world’s population I have no idea what monkey chow smells like :D
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    MAZURI 5M21

    " Guaranteed Analysis

    Crude protein not less than ................. 15.0%

    Crude fat not less than .......................... 3.0%

    Crude fiber not more than ................... 18.0%

    Moisture not more than ....................... 12.5%

    Ash not more than ................................. 8.0%

    Ingredients

    Ground soybean hulls, ground corn, dehulled soybean meal, ground oats, wheat middlings, cane molasses, wheat germ, dehydrated alfalfa meal, dicalcium phosphate, soybean oil, brewers dried yeast, calcium carbonate, salt, dl-methionine, choline chloride, pyridoxine hydrochloride, mixed tocopherols (preservative, form of vitamin E; citric acid, rosemary extract), d-alpha-tocopheryl acetate (form of vitamin E), manganous oxide, zinc oxide, ferrous carbonate, calcium pantothenate, niacin, copper sulfate, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K), riboflavin, l-lysine, zinc sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, calcium iodate, folic acid, vitamin a acetate, sodium selenite, cobalt carbonate, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, cholecalciferol (vitamin D3)."

    Many dry dog foods are soybean based and contain ground corn, the leading ingredients in the 5M21.
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    ALDABRAMAN KEEPER AT HEART 5 Year Member

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    ~ Smells similar, however not exactly.


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    Its ingredients list is not impressive.
    Its proven long term results are very impressive.
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    They do still make it. The L.S. was an attempt to make it "better". Kind of like when Coca Cola changed the formula and no one would drink the new stuff...
    It's just difficult to buy in anything less than the 25 pound bags.
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    My tortoises don’t care for the LS. As stated earlier, the original is still available.
    I get it from straight from Mazuri, but I have a need to get larger quantities.
    Good luck
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