Dengie, Hi fi molasses free.

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Dengie, Hi fi molasses free.

Postby Anableps » Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:44 pm

Hi all,
new to the forum so please excuse if I've missed this in another post.
I have some juvenile Hermans, mainly fed on an natural diet but have talked to a few people about prepared foods including the Pre Alepin diets.
A friend uses a different mix (for his sulcata) called Dengie hi fi, molasses free as he believes its very similar but much cheaper and has recommended it for my Hermans.
http://www.dengie.com/horse-feeds/hi-fi ... sses-free/

Does anyone have any suggestions about this product please?
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Re: Dengie, Hi fi molasses free.

Postby Sandy » Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:24 am

Anableps wrote:Hi all,
new to the forum so please excuse if I've missed this in another post.
I have some juvenile Hermans, mainly fed on an natural diet but have talked to a few people about prepared foods including the Pre Alepin diets.
A friend uses a different mix (for his sulcata) called Dengie hi fi, molasses free as he believes its very similar but much cheaper and has recommended it for my Hermans.
http://www.dengie.com/horse-feeds/hi-fi ... sses-free/

Does anyone have any suggestions about this product please?


It looks to be high in proteins, unless I am reading it wrong.
Which is bad for tortoises.
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Re: Dengie, Hi fi molasses free.

Postby Tortoise Trust » Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:38 am

Anableps wrote:he believes its very similar


It isn't. Not even close. It is completely different.

It is largely based around cereal stalks and alfalfa. Neither of these would be a good base for a tortoise diet.

It may be fine for a horse, but the entire formulation is wrong from the perspective of a tortoise. The fibre content is pretty good, but the general formulation negates any benefit from that.
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