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 wild tortoises is always determined by the vegetation in their natural habitat. In their original environment the actual vegetation period is usually limited to a short time followed by dryness and heat from midsummer to fall. The crude fibre content of the plants is reatively low and the protein content quite high during springtime. During summer herbs and grasses will "age". The crude fibre content therefore increases in midsummer while the protein content strongly decreases.
To meed the requirements of the organism the diet of pet tortoises should also be adjusted to the respective season.

The protein content of PRE ALPIN Testudo is extremely low. It contains selected grasses with a very low protein content and, at the same time, a very high crude fibre content. The reduced protein supply unburdens particularly liver and kidneys and promotes the detoxification of the body.
When fresh plant food is fed PRE ALPIN Testudo is an ideal supplement.

PRE ALPIN Testudo is particularly recommendable during the transitional time and especially before the beginning of the winter torpor.

PRE ALPIN Testudo for all (land living) tortoises...
  • has an extremely low protein content and an extemely high crude fibre content
  • promotes the detoxification of the body
  • offers a diet adjusted to the natural habitat of Tortoises
  • ensures an optimum crude fibre supply and thus a healthy intestinal flora
  • contains no cereals or animal products
  • offers an ideal calcium/phosphorus ratio
  • may be freely offered at any time
  • is free of flavouring and conservation substances
  • is recommended by the Institute of Zoology in Munich

Feeding Recommendation

  • Soak Testudo Original Cobs in water for 10–20 minutes, in quantities appropriate for the animal’s size. The tortoise may then consume as much as it wants
  • Serve fresh feed daily


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

Analytic components:
Crude protein 7.50 % Water 8.20 %
Crude oils and fats 2.60 % Calcium 0.49 %
Crude fibre 25.80 % Phosphorus 0.22 %
Crude ash 6.60 %    

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

Status: 11/2017

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