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RE: Anyone using the Nature Zone Box Turtle?

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Posted by: boxienuts at Thu Jan 27 23:39:00 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by boxienuts ]  
   

Thanks for the link, it is a well written article, although not specific for box turtles and I didn't see any quantifiable analysis, but some fair and likely accurate oppinions of the processed foods and inclusion of a good variety of fresh and live food options. I believe that was written before Wardleys improved the vitamins and calcium in their reptile sticks based on the photo of the old Wardley can in the photo. I have tried all of the foods listed in that article except Mazuri. I have heard nothing but good things about Mazuri and like I said before wouldn't be opposed at all to using it if I had a convienent supply and IF my turtles found it palatable. The other foods though that I have tried my turtles would not even touch, yet they attack reptomin and wardleys at 4 days out of the egg and as adults, plus my water turtles love both of those foods as well, so my perspective is that it doesn't really matter which food is THE best, if it isn't palatable. I do however mix a variety fresh frozen foods along with whole eggs w/shell crushed for added calcium in with the pellets. That is just my personal experience and I am sure other peoples experiences may vary.
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