Pet Age Staff//May 1, 2019//
Pet Age Staff //May 1, 2019//
Reptiles are unique pets compared to their furry or feathered counterparts. The care that goes into maintaining their well-being differs, but like any pet, they require an adequate, healthy diet. The herp diet is as diverse as the animals that encompass this category. From carnivores to herbivores and everything in between, each type of reptile has different food preferences and requirements. For example, some geckos like to eat live insects like crickets, while tortoises prefer fruits and fresh, leafy greens.
But the diet diversity among reptiles doesn’t end there. If a gecko is to flourish on a diet of crickets, the size of the cricket is critical. Gauging the size of the cricket so that it is in proportion to the gecko’s head prevents choking. And if a tortoise is going to enjoy leafy greens, the specific herp might have a personal preference for a certain variety of vegetable.
It’s important for manufacturers and retailers to be able to break down a reptile’s diet in order to guide customers not only to the foods that best fit their species of reptile, but also that fulfill their pet’s specific needs and preferences. It’s also important to educate them on providing herps with a balanced diet of food, treats and supplements in order to sufficiently satisfy their dietary requirements. While a turtle may have a love for vegetables, it requires other vitamins and nutrients that it cannot get from veggies alone.
These products offer a wide selection of foods for every reptile type, from lizard to snake, and that meet their individual preferences without sacrificing taste and quality. With a varied diet, consumers can be on the right path to providing their beloved herp with a long, healthy life.
Mack’s Natural Reptile Food
Reptile owners frequent pet stores more than any other pet customer to purchase food for their pet reptiles that is usually only sold in a pet store. Capture this lucrative market with Mack’s Natural Reptile Food and get a free freezer with your first order.
Timberline’s hornworms are a great choice when looking for an additional feeder option. The hornworm cup is a fully functional enclosure that includes the food necessary to bring the hornworms to adult size. Timberline hornworms are available in 4-, 12- and 24-count cups.
Zoo Med Gourmet Foods
Zoo Med’s Gourmet Foods combine natural pelleted foods with a medley of dried treats appropriate for each type of animal. Blends include box turtle food with mealworms, mushrooms and strawberries; bearded dragon food with mealworms, blueberries and rose flowers; tortoise food with sweet potatoes, carrots and hibiscus flowers; and aquatic turtle food with shrimp, mealworms and cranberries.
Tetra ReptoMin Lifestages Nutrition
ReptoMin is a floating food stick for all water turtles, amphibians and other aquatic reptiles. Lifestages formulas are scientifically balanced to fulfill the needs of each growth stage: baby, juvenile and adult. Nutrients are easily absorbed, cutting down on waste and odor. High in nutritional value and manufactured to strict quality standards, ReptoMin products have proven to be readily accepted by dozens of species. Vitamin- and calcium-enriched, ReptoMin is a protein-rich, scientifically formulated food.
Zilla Reptile Munchies
Zilla Reptile Munchies contain dehydrated ingredients that are quick and convenient with no refrigeration required. The natural ingredients are ideal for feeding alone, as a treat, or in addition to leafy greens or pelleted diets. The variety allows you to choose one or more that best suit your reptile.