Testudo Herbs

High-fibre base feed made from over 60 varieties of meadow grasses and herbs

  • balanced protein content, high in crude fibre
  • provides an optimum supply of crude fibre for maintaining healthy intestinal flora
  • ideal calcium-phosphorous ratio
  • recommended by the Auffangsstation für Reptilien München e.V., Germany’s biggest reptile rescue centre
  • can be fed in unlimited quantities when moistened
  • no artificial flavourings or preservatives
  • no cereals or animal products
  • Commercial form:
    500 g container
    12.5 kg paper sack
The diet of a tortoise in the wild is always dependent on its natural vegetation conditions. In its original habitat, the actual growing season is usually quite short, followed by drought and heat from midsummer through autumn. In spring, the plants' crude fibre content is relatively low and their protein content is high. The herbs and grasses "age" as the summer progresses, with crude fibre content increasing at the peak of summer and protein content dropping off sharply.

The needs of the organism call for a feed composition that is adapted to the seasonal cycle.

Tortoises are herbivores and require high-quality feeds. Observation of wild tortoises and study of their physique and digestive tract reveals which feed is best suited for them.
The animals' well-developed appendix enables them to draw sufficient nutrients from grasses and herbs that are rich in crude fibre and low in protein.
Meadows cultivated for agriculture are usually heavily fertilised. Their grasses are unhealthy for tortoises and can lead to a variety of diseases. The food supply available to tortoises in their natural habitat is similar to that found in the biodiverse, lean meadows of the highlands north of the Alps.
Tortoises can live long lives with proper management and natural diets high in herbs.

Testudo Herbs and Testudo Fibre provide tortoises with feed specially adapted to their digestive systems.

Testudo Herbs and Testudo Fibre are a valuable staple of a tortoise's daily feed ration. A combination of fresh plants from lean meadows with over 60 different varieties of grasses and herbs ensures a diverse and balanced diet for your animal.

Testudo Herbs for all types of tortoise:
  • provides nutrition in line with the natural habitats of tortoises
  • ensures an optimum supply of crude fibre for healthy gut flora maintenance
  • can be made available ad libitum

Feeding Recommendation

  • soak an appropriate quantity (depending on the size of the animal) of Testudo Herbs Cobs for 10–20 minutes in water (depending on water temperature) and make freely available.
  • Replace feed daily!

If the animals are reluctant to eat, mix the softened cobs with fresh wild herbs such as dandelion, plantain, dead nettle, or stinging nettle leaves. After a few days, the animals will selectively choose the cobs from the mixture.
Now the soaked cobs can be fed ad libitum.

You can also offer freshly collected wild herbs to ensure an adequate supply of all moisture-sensitive vitamins and vital substances. Testudo Herbs helps animals to produce firm and healthy faeces.

Salad greens, fruits and vegetables are unsuitable for tortoises and should not be fed to them.


Single feed for tortoises, ingredients:
Cobs made from meadow grasses and herbs

Analytical components:
Crude protein 8.80 % Water 8.60 %
Crude oils and fats 2.60 % Calcium 0.64 %
Crude fibre 25.50 % Phosphorus 0.25 %
Crude ash 8.80 % Sodium 0.03 %

(These indications are average values - minor variances are possible in nature products)
Status 03/2021

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