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RE: Anyone using the Nature Zone Box Turtle?

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Posted by: StephF at Sun Jan 23 22:29:13 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by StephF ]  
   

What might be a concern is the guaranteed analysis: these foods don't really boast much of any nutritional value...6% protein is not very impressive for a product that includes chicken and chicken liver.

I'm not opposed to using commercial foods: after all I do use Reptomin with youngsters, and it contains over 40% protein (see below).

The larger point is that it really isn't difficult to MAKE food that is not only more cost effective, but nutritious as well.

Reptomin info:

Ingredients:
Fish meal, wheat starch, dried yeast, corn flour, shrimp meal, wheat gluten, potato protein, dehulled soybean meal, soybean oil, monobasic calcium phosphate, L-lysine monohydrochloride, lecithin, algae meal, ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), inositol, niacin, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (stabilized Vitamin C), D-calcium pantothenate, A-tocopherol-acetate, riboflavin-5-phosphate, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, Vitamin A palmitate, menadione sodium bisulfite complex, cyanocobalamin, cholecalciferol, manganese sulfate, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, cobalt nitrate, artificial colors, blue 2 lake, yellow 6 lake, and ethoxyquin as a preservative.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 42.5% min.
Moisture 8.0% max.
Crude Fat 8.5% min.
Phosphorous 1.8% min.
Crude Fiber 2.0% max.
Calcium 2.0% min.
Ascorbic acid
(Vitamin C) 100 mg/kg min.


   

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