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ZuPreem Primate Diets are nutritionally complete diets designed to meet all the nutritional requirements of primates, including the great apes. These diet contain adequate levels of protein and Vitamin D3 to meet the needs of both New World and Old World primates. Marmosets and tamarins specifically would benefit from being fed ZuPreem Marmoset Diet Canned.

ZuPreem Primate Dry Diet

ZuPreem Primate Canned

ZuPreem Marmoset Canned

ZuPreem Primate Dry

ZuPreem Primate Diet Dry is a nutritionally complete diet designed to meet all the nutritional requirements of primates, including the great apes. The diet contains adequate levels of protein and Vitamin D3 to meet the needs of both New World and Old World primates. Marmosets and tamarins specifically would benefit from being fed ZuPreem Marmoset Diet Canned.

Feeding Instructions

Growing animals can be fed free choice. Mature primates will consume approximately 1 lb. of diet per 35 lbs. of body weight (3%) per day. The correct quantity fed is one that maintains an appropriate body composition as assessed by the primate professional.

It is not necessary to provide a supplemental source of vitamin C with this diet, if the diet is fed within one year of the date of manufacture. It is also not necessary to supplement this diet with fruits or vegetables that may upset the balance of the diet. Great care should be taken to limit the amount of fresh produce fed, as many of these food items are very palatable but have limited nutritional value to the primate. Primate professionals may want to use fruits and vegetables in limited quantities as a behavioral enrichment experience.

Most primates will readily accept ZuPreem Primate Diet Dry. If the animal is reluctant to accept the diet, the biscuits can be soaked in fruit juice to increase palatability or to improve mouth feel. Remove any unconsumed moistened food within four hours of moistening.

ZuPreem Primate Diet Ground is made by grinding Primate Diet Dry biscuits into a fine meal. This diet can be used to provide nutrition to sick, disabled, or geriatric primates. Mix the meal with warm water or another liquid, and feed using a syringe or other feeding device. Primate Diet Ground can be sprinkled over other foodstuffs during conversion to dry whole biscuits.

Note As an indicator of health, always monitor for changes in weight and body condition. Provide adequate amounts of food to maintain body condition, preventing excessive thinness or obesity.

ZuPreem Primate Canned

ZuPreem Primate Diet Canned is formulated to be a nutritionally complete diet when a source of Vitamin C is provided. Designed to be fed as the primary diet for Old and New World monkeys, great apes and other primates.

Feeding Instructions

ZuPreem Primate Diet Canned is formulated to be fed as the sole diet for Old and New World monkeys, great apes and other primates. A supplemental diet source of Vitamin C such as one section of an orange per week per animal must be fed in addition to the diet. Any other supplement(s) may dilute the nutrient content and could upset the balance of this diet. Because of the complementary nutrient profiles, the canned diet can be mixed with ZuPreem Primate Diet Dry if a diet with a different texture or moisture content is desired, or for variety. Replace with fresh canned diet if food becomes dried out. Cover and refrigerate unused food in can for up to five days. If refrigerated, return the diet to room temperature prior to feeding.

Feed ZuPreem Primate Diet Canned free choice to non-obese prone animals. Otherwise, feed measured-meal quantities. Food consumption may vary between species and individuals of the same species. The correct quantity fed is one that maintains an appropriate body composition as assessed by the primate professional.

Marmosets and tamarins should be fed ZuPreem Marmoset Diet Canned.

Note As an indicator of health, always monitor for changes in weight and body condition. Provide adequate amounts of food to maintain body condition, preventing excessive thinness or obesity.

Always provide clean, fresh water.

ZuPreem Marmoset Canned

ZuPreem Marmoset Diet Canned is formulated to be a nutritionally complete diet when a source of Vitamin C is provided. Designed to be fed as the primary diet for marmosets and tamarins, this remarkable diet was developed many years ago when it was discovered that some New World primates could not convert Vitamin D2 (widely used in animal nutrition) to D3. After intensive research, nutritional experts at ZuPreem produced a diet with a perfect blend of ingredients that included adequate levels of Vitamin D3, other important nutrients, and an appealing aroma and palatability. Ever since, this diet has been an integral part of marmoset and tamarin husbandry.

Feeding Instructions

ZuPreem Marmoset Diet Canned is formulated to be fed as the primary diet for marmosets and tamarins. A supplemental source of Vitamin C, such as one section of an orange per animal per week, must be fed in addition to the diet. Any other supplement(s) may dilute the nutrient content and could upset the balance of the diet. This diet should not be fed to other primates because of its higher Vitamin D3 content.

Feed ZuPreem Marmoset Diet Canned free choice. Most marmosets will eat 1oz. to 2 oz. of food daily, and this is the suggested daily quantity if the animal is fed by the measured-meal feeding method. Food consumption may vary between animals. Feeding the proper quantity helps the individual animal achieve optimum body mass without thinness or obesity.

Some marmosets develop fixed eating habits and preferences. When introducing a new diet, gradually increase the quantity of the new diet while reducing the quantity of the previous diet. This transition period will vary from one to 10 days depending on the individual animal. Replace with fresh canned diet if food becomes dried out. Cover and refrigerate unused canned food for up to five days. If refrigerated, return the diet to room temperature prior to feeding.

Marmosets and tamarins are often fed supplemental fresh produce in addition to ZuPreem Marmoset Diet Canned. The amount of fresh produce should be limited, because most fresh produce provides limited nutrient value to the animal. Studies have shown that when marmosets and tamarins are housed in family groups, the dominant animals tend to consume increased amounts of fresh produce at the expense of eating the more nutritious complete diet. This practice can lead to nutritional deficiencies in these animals. Whether housed in family groups or individually, the amount of fresh produce offered should be limited to ensure the animal consumes the proper complete nutrition from ZuPreem Marmoset Diet Canned.

Note As an indicator of health, always monitor for changes in weight and body condition. Provide adequate amounts of food to maintain body condition, preventing excessive thinness or obesity.

Always provide clean, fresh water.

You can buy Zupreem Primate Diets at Amazon:

Zupreem Primate Dry - 20lb
Zupreem Marmoset Diet - 15oz can
Zupreem Primate Diet - 15oz/24 cans
Zupreem Primate O's - 20lb

 

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