Testudo Original

Base feed that’s high in crude fibre and low in protein

  • provides an optimum supply of crude fibre for maintaining healthy intestinal flora
  • ideal calcium-phosphorous ratio
  • ideal feed for the transition period to hibernation
  • 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.
Testudo Original for all types of tortoises…
  • 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 Original Cobs for 10–20 minutes in water 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 Original helps animals to produce firm and healthy faeces.

Never feed tortoises salad greens, fruits or vegetables, as these are unsuitable for them.


Single feed for tortoises, ingredients:
Cobs made from select meadow grasses and herbs that are especially low in protein.

Analytical components:
Crude protein 7,90% Water 7.40 %
Crude oils and fats 2.70 % Calcium 0.60 %
Crude fibre 30,4 % Phosphorus 0.24 %
Crude ash 8.50 % Sodium 0.06 %

(These indications are average values - minor variances are possible in natural products)

Status: 03/2021

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