Especially for the nutritional requirements of turtles Most aquatic and terrapin turtles are omnivores. They particularly like to eat fish, other aquatic animals, such as crayfish, molluscs, insects and often also aquatic plants. JBL offers a comprehensive range for the species-appropriate diet for turtles, to meet the respective requirements of the animals’ size. Dried fish, crustaceans, molluscs and insects are most important and constitute a species-appropriate, natural diet.
Other good reasons to feed JBL food
Impressive palatability for turtles: Practical research including feeds in the wild. No vitamin loss thanks to airtight packaging. The JBL food tins and buckets are 100 % recyclable, as the tin, sealing film, label and lid are made from one PP mono-material. There is no need to separate the label from the tin, as is actually necessary with other food tins. The thickness of the plastic has also been reduced, as very high-quality PP (polypropylene) is used. The use of polypropylene ensures full recyclability at the end of the product life cycle. The recycled material is used for the production of new products and thus the spread of pollutants in the environment is minimised.
Turtle species for which this food is ideal (examples):
- Cooter turtles (all species)
- Red-bellied short-necked turtle
- Mud turtles
- Painted turtles
- Softshell turtles
- Musk turtles
- Spotted turtle
- Wood turtles
- Map turtles
- Chinese three-keeled pond turtle
JBL expeditions often visit turtle habitats, be it in the deserts or, even more frequently, in the wetlands of the tropics. The observations of their way of life and eating habits are incorporated into the development of the JBL foods. This information directly from the wild is extremely valuable, as it would otherwise hardly be available.
The aim should always be to care for the animals in a species-appropriate way and ideally to provide for offspring in order to reduce the removal of species from the wild. Although breeding is not absolutely necessary for some species, as the species relevant to the trade come from offspring or are not endangered, JBL nevertheless considers it desirable to breed pets.