Mazuri?

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Hello all, I have heard that tortoise pellets and artificial food is really bad for torts. However, loads of people feed mazuri? Is this any different to tortoise pellets? Should I stick to the greens or would you recommend getting mazuri? Are there any benefits to feeding them this?

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Ah Mazuri and amazing thing for a tortoise to gain weight with. So far it's safe and good for your tortoises. I feed mine it 3 times a week with grass and weeds mixed into it. I like to buy it because they love it and I love seeing them chomp away at it! ImageUploadedByTortoise Forum1433788371.790114.jpg
That's Speckles eats some weeds,grass, with a little Mazuri mixed into it.
 

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Not all tortoise pellets are created equal. Some are simply a better formula. Mazuri being one of the better ones. Me personally, I feed greens/weeds/leaves as the principle part of the diet. Every so often I give Mazuri. I like having it on hands incase of emergency. To me, nothing beats fresh foods for not only giving them food value, but also mental and physical stimulation.
 

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My Sulcatas get it regularly and love to eat it. I like the LS version which has Timothy hay as its first ingredient. In the winter when they cannot head out to eat grass and weeds they get it more often.
 

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Most tortoises, though, won't touch the LS stuff so try the original. They LOVE it. Soak it til it's soft but holds it's shape and lay it on top of the greens. They'll eat that first so not a bunch. then they'll start on the greens. I don't mix it because I don't like dirty faces....lol
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Please don't limit it to torts my water turtle love it and I feel it helps them to get a different food in their diet !
 

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I agree with Jacqui's assessment. You don't "need" Mazuri, but I think its good once or twice a week. It is balanced tortoise nutrition so it can make up for any hidden deficiencies in the diet that you may not be aware of.

The ZooMed Grassland pellets are good too. They are a good way to make grocery store greens better. Just soak a pellet or two and mix it in with your greens for the day.
 

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Not all tortoise pellets are created equal. Some are simply a better formula. Mazuri being one of the better ones.
Where do you get yours, brand? I've never fed it to mine but maybe it's good as a supplement and treat.
 

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Where do you get yours, brand? I've never fed it to mine but maybe it's good as a supplement and treat.
I run it through a coffee grinder and put it on the Veggys it absorbs the moister and helps the Veggys last longer also !
 

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The bags aren't very big. You'd be surprised.
Most feed stores will order....Or carry the 25 pound bags of regular Mazuri. It's the one with the RED tag that you want. It says "CROCODILE, LIZARD AND TORTOISE DIET". Although 25 pounds is a huge bag, the price is very little if you've been buying it in the tiny zip-lock bags.
My RF eat a lot of it. I go through two 25 pound bags a year.
 

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I don't think it's sold in the UK. A lot of your countrymen use Komodo Dragon food instead.
 

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o_O I don't like the Idea of feeding him something intended for Komodo dragons :( I think I'll have to forget it then
 

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