Kangaroos & Wallabies

Kangaroos are Macropods, a family which includes the wallabies, wallaroos, pademelons, potoroos & bettongs. Macropods are herbivores, and depending on species may have a wide diet including native grasses, vegetation, leaves, mosses and fungi. Being marsupials, they are born extremely undeveloped and kept in the mother's pouch for a prolonged period during early development. The young exit the pouch once fully-furred and continue to consume mother's milk until weaning on to solid foods.
The milk of kangaroos changes significantly in composition over the course of lactation. We make 4 different stages of Kangaroo Milk Replacer to cater for the widely different nutritional needs of the developing joey. Our products also include dietary supplements, teats & accessories for kangaroos.


  • Kangaroo Pellets

    Wombaroo Kangaroo Pellets are a specialised supplement for kangaroos, wallabies, wombats and other native herbivores.

    Key Features

    • High in fibre for good gut health.
    • Low in starch to reduce digestive problems associated with cereal grains.
    • High in antioxidants to combat oxidative stress.
    • Low in oxalates to assist urinary tract health.

    Download Kangaroo Pellets Data Sheet

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    Ingredients

    Grass, plant fibre, cereal meal, botanical extracts, whey & soy proteins, lysine, methionine, mannan oligosaccharides, β-glucans, vegetable oils, omega 3&6 fatty acids, vitamins A, B1,B2,B6, B12,C,D3,E,K, nicotinamide, pantothenic acid, biotin, folic acid, choline, inositol, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, zinc, iron, manganese, copper, iodine, selenium.

    Analysis

    Protein 14%      
    Fat 5%      
    Crude Fibre 22%
    Neutral Detergent Fibre (NDF) 40%
    Starch (max)          10%
    Vitamin E  150mg/kg     
    Total Oxalate (max) 750mg/kg     
    Total Carotenoids 25mg/kg
    Metabolisable Energy 9.0 MJ/kg

    Pack Sizes

     5kg & 20kg.

    Feed Wombaroo Kangaroo Pellets as a supplement to pasture, hay and native browse. Water intake may increase when feeding pellets, so always ensure that fresh water is available. Introduce pellets gradually into the diet to avoid sudden digestive upset.

    Feed Guidelines

    Feed rate will depend on body weight, body condition and quality of other foods consumed. The table below is based on the assumption that Wombaroo Kangaroo Pellets make-up 15% of the total dry matter intake of the diet. The remainder of the diet should consist of grass, hay, pasture & browse, and would vary depending on the individual species' requirements. 1 metric cup = approx. 120g of Wombaroo Pellets.

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    0.5 5 6 35 16 75 45 160
    1 10 7 40 20 85 50 175
    2 15 8 45 25 100 55 190
    3 20 10 50 30 120 60 200
    4 25 12 60 35 135 65 210
    5 30 14 70 40 150 70 220

    Converting to Wombaroo Kangaroo Pellets

    Captive herbivores may become accustomed to eating large amounts of unhealthy foods like cereals (eg oats, muesli mixes, commercial "macropod" pellets), fruits, vegetables or lucerne hay. When converting over to Wombaroo Kangaroo Pellets these foods should be removed from the diet. This will help encourage intake of the Wombaroo Pellets.
    When converting animals on to pellets it is preferable that:

    • Animals are in good body condition and housed in a low-stress environment
    • Weather conditions are mild (ie avoid extremes in heat or cold)
    • Other "non-natural" feed items are removed such as fruit, vegetables, muesli or lucerne hay.
    • Plenty of fresh water is provided.

    Older animals tend to become set in their ways and can be difficult to convert onto to new food items. Young animals can be easily weaned on to pellets.

    Pellets as a Weaning Food

    Hand-reared joeys may be weaned onto pellets by soaking them in milk formula, initially making a sloppy mash. Gradually reduce the quantity of liquid as the joey weans on to the solid diet.

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