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What to Feed Your Pet Lizard or Turtle

How to please your reptile's palate


Live food

  • Live crickets and worms provide the perfect amount of protein and are closest to the way your reptile would eat in the wild.
  • Coat live food with calcium dust to keep your reptile’s bones healthy.
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  • Commercial reptile food provides a complete, vitamin-rich diet for many reptiles.
  • Mix with freeze-dried or live foods to help your reptile get used to eating it.
  • Pellets make a great staple diet for turtles and tortoises.
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  • Feeding reptiles treats, including freeze-dried foods, is a great way to bond with them.
  • Treats can also be a great source of protein.
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Fruits & veggies

  • Fresh fruits and veggies are an all-natural addition to your new pet’s diet. Some reptiles, like tortoises, can get them several times a week.
  • Canned fruits and vegetables help add moisture to your reptile’s diet. Throw some on top of the main course!

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