Lugarti Food?

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Hi! Is anyone familiar with this food? I’ve been seeing it a lot on Instagram and was curious!

(I asked this same question on a FB group and got absolutely slammed. I’m well aware that fresh food is better. I wouldn’t be giving this as a main staple, only occasionally!!)
 

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Has a lot of ingredients, thats for sure. Not sure how it compares with Mazuri or other pelleted foods for torts


Lugarti’s Premium Tortoise Food is the healthiest pelleted diet for tortoises on the planet. It consists of natural hays and grasses, and is fortified with high quality vitamins, minerals, as well as beneficial probiotics and prebiotics that promote healthy digestion and nutrient absorption. Formulated specifically for Sulcata, Leopard, Russian, Greek, Galapagos, Pancake, and Gopher Tortoises, but can also be fed to other herbivorous reptiles as well.
  • NO ARTIFICIAL COLORS
  • NO CORN
  • NO BONE MEAL
  • NO FRUCTOSE
  • NO BHT
  • NO ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS
FEEDING INSTRUCTIONS: Can be used as a primary source of food for all tortoise species. Adding dark, leafy greens (e.g. collard, mustard, endive, escarole, etc.) is also recommeded for proper variety. Fruit can be added sparingly. Feed only what will be eaten throughout the day. Remove any uneaten food within 24 hours. Pellets should be moistened for babies. Dust pellets with calcium powder to support proper bone and shell growth. Fresh water should be readily available at all times. Store in a cool, dry place. Not for human consumption.
GUARANTEED ANALYSIS: Crude Protein (min) 9.0%, Crude Fat (min) 2.7%, Crude Fiber (max) 32.0% Calcium 1.0%, Phosphorous 0.2%, Sodium 0.5%
INGREDIENTS: Timothy Hay, Rye Grass, Oat Hay, Alfalfa Hay, Rice Bran, Almond Hulls, Calcium Carbonate, Monocalcium Phosphate, Brewers Dried Yeast; Probiotic Blend: (Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei, Enterococcus faecium, Bifidobacterium longum, Aspergillus oryzae); Vitamin & Mineral Blend: (Zinc Methionine Complex, Manganese Methionine Complex, Copper Lysine Complex, Cobalt Glucoheptonate, Manganese Oxide, Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E), Mineral Oil, Selenium Yeast, Manganese Sulfate, Biotin, Ethylenediamine Dihydroiodide, Retinyl Acetate (Vitamin A), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3), Salt); Soybean Meal, Propionic Acid, Ammonium Hydroxide, Acetic Acid, Benzoic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Tartaric Acid, Verxite, Silicon Dioxide, Orange Oil, Wheat Bran.
 

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It's a little more than a dollar a pound, and the main ingredients look fine, but it's all those unpronounceable ingredients I don't know about.
 

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Standard Mazuri

Crude protein not less than 15%
Crude fat not less than 3%
Crude fiber not more than 18%
Moisture not more than 12%
Ash not more than 8%

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

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I've seen this being promoted. I bought some Lugarti seed mix one time and it took them over 3 weeks to ship it, and never responded to my emails. I finally got it after I opened a PayPal case.
 

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Has a lot of ingredients, thats for sure. Not sure how it compares with Mazuri or other pelleted foods for torts


Lugarti’s Premium Tortoise Food is the healthiest pelleted diet for tortoises on the planet. It consists of natural hays and grasses, and is fortified with high quality vitamins, minerals, as well as beneficial probiotics and prebiotics that promote healthy digestion and nutrient absorption. Formulated specifically for Sulcata, Leopard, Russian, Greek, Galapagos, Pancake, and Gopher Tortoises, but can also be fed to other herbivorous reptiles as well.
  • NO ARTIFICIAL COLORS
  • NO CORN
  • NO BONE MEAL
  • NO FRUCTOSE
  • NO BHT
  • NO ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS
FEEDING INSTRUCTIONS: Can be used as a primary source of food for all tortoise species. Adding dark, leafy greens (e.g. collard, mustard, endive, escarole, etc.) is also recommeded for proper variety. Fruit can be added sparingly. Feed only what will be eaten throughout the day. Remove any uneaten food within 24 hours. Pellets should be moistened for babies. Dust pellets with calcium powder to support proper bone and shell growth. Fresh water should be readily available at all times. Store in a cool, dry place. Not for human consumption.
GUARANTEED ANALYSIS: Crude Protein (min) 9.0%, Crude Fat (min) 2.7%, Crude Fiber (max) 32.0% Calcium 1.0%, Phosphorous 0.2%, Sodium 0.5%
INGREDIENTS: Timothy Hay, Rye Grass, Oat Hay, Alfalfa Hay, Rice Bran, Almond Hulls, Calcium Carbonate, Monocalcium Phosphate, Brewers Dried Yeast; Probiotic Blend: (Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei, Enterococcus faecium, Bifidobacterium longum, Aspergillus oryzae); Vitamin & Mineral Blend: (Zinc Methionine Complex, Manganese Methionine Complex, Copper Lysine Complex, Cobalt Glucoheptonate, Manganese Oxide, Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E), Mineral Oil, Selenium Yeast, Manganese Sulfate, Biotin, Ethylenediamine Dihydroiodide, Retinyl Acetate (Vitamin A), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3), Salt); Soybean Meal, Propionic Acid, Ammonium Hydroxide, Acetic Acid, Benzoic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Tartaric Acid, Verxite, Silicon Dioxide, Orange Oil

Hi! Is anyone familiar with this food? I’ve been seeing it a lot on Instagram and was curious!

(I asked this same question on a FB group and got absolutely slammed. I’m well aware that fresh food is better. I wouldn’t be giving this as a main staple, only occasionally!!)
I bought a leopard tortoise from kapidolo tortoise farms he has one of the best feeder programs for leopard tortoise that I have research yet you should Google it
 

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I use the Mazuri as a treat after she’s had her greens. Dandelions are in full bloom, she’s livin’ de Vida Loca
 

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Hi! Is anyone familiar with this food? I’ve been seeing it a lot on Instagram and was curious!

(I asked this same question on a FB group and got absolutely slammed. I’m well aware that fresh food is better. I wouldn’t be giving this as a main staple, only occasionally!!)
There is a certain group of keepers that feel prepared foods are an anethema. I feed prepared foods as a part of diverse diet at every feed. And my tortoises are healthy, thriving, and reproducing... To be honest, I don't see a big difference between what Lugarti is doing and Zoomed is doing, except that I like Zoomed better because it has ingredients from a much more diverse group of plants.
 

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There is a certain group of keepers that feel prepared foods are an anethema. I feed prepared foods as a part of diverse diet at every feed. And my tortoises are healthy, thriving, and reproducing... To be honest, I don't see a big difference between what Lugarti is doing and Zoomed is doing, except that I like Zoomed better because it has ingredients from a much more diverse group of plants.
I concur. I will feed some prepared food on rainy days when I don't feel like going out and foraging for the tortoise. I'll also mix in the dried Opuntia pieces since it doesn't grow as quickly here. So this adds more variety to his diet.
 

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Hey guys, this is what you should post in regards to "is this food good?" questions. Otherwise it's a post about a label.

specifically for Sulcata, Leopard, Russian, Greek, Galapagos, Pancake, and Gopher Tortoises, but can also be fed to other herbivorous reptiles as well.
  • NO ARTIFICIAL COLORS
  • NO CORN
  • NO BONE MEAL
  • NO FRUCTOSE
  • NO BHT
  • NO ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS
FEEDING INSTRUCTIONS: Can be used as a primary source of food for all tortoise species. Adding dark, leafy greens (e.g. collard, mustard, endive, escarole, etc.) is also recommeded for proper variety. Fruit can be added sparingly. Feed only what will be eaten throughout the day. Remove any uneaten food within 24 hours. Pellets should be moistened for babies. Dust pellets with calcium powder to support proper bone and shell growth. Fresh water should be readily available at all times. Store in a cool, dry place. Not for human consumption.
GUARANTEED ANALYSIS: Crude Protein (min) 9.0%, Crude Fat (min) 2.7%, Crude Fiber (max) 32.0% Calcium 1.0%, Phosphorous 0.2%, Sodium 0.5%
INGREDIENTS: Timothy Hay, Rye Grass, Oat Hay, Alfalfa Hay, Rice Bran, Almond Hulls, Calcium Carbonate, Monocalcium Phosphate, Brewers Dried Yeast; Probiotic Blend: (Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei, Enterococcus faecium, Bifidobacterium longum, Aspergillus oryzae); Vitamin & Mineral Blend: (Zinc Methionine Complex, Manganese Methionine Complex, Copper Lysine Complex, Cobalt Glucoheptonate, Manganese Oxide, Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E), Mineral Oil, Selenium Yeast, Manganese Sulfate, Biotin, Ethylenediamine Dihydroiodide, Retinyl Acetate (Vitamin A), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3), Salt); Soybean Meal, Propionic Acid, Ammonium Hydroxide, Acetic Acid, Benzoic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Tartaric Acid, Verxite, Silicon Dioxide, Orange Oil, Wheat Bran.


Frankly, it looks like good stuff, it is NOT rated by T. Boyer in the third edition of the 'Mader' book. The only ingredient I would nix if I was already making my own food is the soy. I'd also try to source all nonGMO or better yet organic ingredients, but I think the price would not come in at about $1.00/pound.

I'll see If I can find some and try it out, that's about 3,226,734,019 on my list of things to do, What's your take?
 

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