Echidnas are monotremes (egg-laying mammals) that are specialist feeders on termites and ants. In captivity, this high protein diet can be supplemented using Wombaroo Small Carnivore Food.
Young echidnas are held by the mother in a skin fold, which is a rudimentary pouch. After about 50 days the young are deposited in the burrow, and are suckled infrequently at around 5 day intervals. Wombaroo Echidna Milk Replacers are designed to mimic the mother's milk composition at these different stages of development.