Although most reptiles are carnivores, some are omnivores and a few are herbivores or strictly plant eaters. Most reptiles have a rather primitive digestive tract making them in most cases very specialized feeders. Certain forms have no means of digesting plant fibres, while others have difficulty digesting high protein sources (e.g. animals). Some groups shift from a higher protein diet in their juvenile stage to a higher fibre diet in their adult stage for example iguanas. Often these higher protein diets consists of sprouts, young greens and growing foliage, but some groups fulfill their need for protein by occasionally eating insects or animal matter (omnivores). Since reptiles in captivity consume less energy than in the wild it is also necessary to adapt their diets to their life in a terrarium.
The Exo Terra Pellet Diets are a delicious reptile food, carefully formulated to ensure proper growth and health by providing complete and balanced nutrition.
Insect Based Diets
The Insect Based Diets from Exo Terra are enticing insect-based reptile foods, specifically formulated for insectivorous reptiles.
The Exo Terra Cup Diets are a nutritious food blend that is specially designed for growth and long term health of Day Geckos, Crested Geckos and other gecko species.
The Exo Terra canned foods are a convenient way to feed insects. These insects (and snails) have been cooked in the can to maintain nutritional value, flavour and aroma. It also softens the exoskeleton of the insects for easier digestion and breaks the bonds between the collagen protein to make it absorbable by reptiles.
Calcium deficiency & vitamine deficiancy are major dietary problems in captive reptiles and amphibians. The Exo Terra Powder Supplements contain high levels of calcium and/or vitamins to help ensure long-term health.