Carnivorous Marsupials & Bandicoots

Carnivorous marsupials are a group of native mammals ranging from the small planigales, dunnarts & antechinus through to the larger phascogales, quolls and Tasmanian Devil. The small species are entirely insectivorous, with some of the large species taking vertebrate prey and carrion. Bandicoots & Bilbies are another group of native marsupials which have a more omnivorous diet, consisting of insects, invertebrates, fungi, bulbs, seed & some plant material. In captivity Wombaroo Small Carnivore Food can be used to supplement the insect component in the diet of both Carnivorous Marsupials and Bandicoots.

Being marsupials, all these species are born undeveloped and reside in the mother's pouch, before emerging and weaning on to solid food. Due to the rapid growth rate of these species they require a high protein, high fat milk which is best replicated by using Kangaroo Milk Replacer >0.7.


  • Good Oil for Animals

    The Good Oil for Animals is an Omega-3 & 6 supplement for animals deficient in essential fatty acids.

    Key Features

    • Helps maintain a healthy skin and coat
    • Contains fat soluble Vitamins including A, D3 & E.
    • May be used to boost the energy content of diets to improve weight gain.

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    Analysis

     Oleic Acid (omega 9)  410 g/litre           
     Linoleic Acid (omega 6)        290 g/litre           
     α-linolenic Acid (omega 3)  110 g/litre           
     EPA (omega 3)    25 g/litre           
     DHA (omega 3)       12 g/litre           
     Vitamin A            30 mg/litre    
     Vitamin D3   2 mg/litre
     Vitamin E      3 g/litre

    Pack Sizes

     250mL, 1 litre & 5 litres.

    Dosage for Cats, Dogs & Other Pets

    0.5mL per kg of body weight applied daily to food for 2 weeks, thereafter every second day. The highly palatable oil is readily accepted by most animals.

    Directions for Marsupials

    The Good Oil for Animals is indicated for juvenile marsupials for:

    • Boosting the energy content in the milk of particularly fast-growing species such as bandicoots and small carnivorous marsupials.
    • Animals with essential fatty acid deficiency to help promote a healthy skin, coat and cell membranes.
    • Malnourished late lactation marsupials to help increase weight gain prior to weaning.

    Dosage for Juvenile Marsupials

    Use at the rate of 5mL added per 100mL of milk formula and mix thoroughly. Introduce gradually to avoid digestive upset. Do not over-supplement, as this will dilute the concentration of other nutrients in the milk and may lead to nutritional imbalance.

    Note that all Wombaroo Milk Replacers already contain sufficient fatty acid content for their target species. Supplementation with The Good Oil for Animals is only recommended in the specific cases outlined above.

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