Zoo Animals

With many zoos and wildlife parks focused on captive breeding programmes, nutritional aspects on a wide range of mammals are being investigated. With assistance from zoos, we have produced products which provide essential nutrients to improve diets for carnivores and primates. We can also manufacture milk replacers from an exhaustive list of mammal species kept in zoos.

  • Herbivore Pellets

    Herbivore Pellets are a high-fibre supplement, designed for exotic herbivores including antelope, deer, bison, camelids, rabbits, cavies & land tortoises.

    Key Features

    • High fibre & low starch for good digestive function.
    • Essential nutrients - based on NRC guidelines for captive herbivores.
    • Low in oxalates - to assist with mineral absorption.
    • Balances hay & pasture diets.
    • Highly palatable plant-based formula.

    Ingredients

    Grass, clover, plant fibre, cereal meal, soy protein, lysine, methionine, mannan oligosaccharides, β-glucans, canola & linseed oils, omega-3 & 6 fatty acids, vitamins A, B1,B2,B3,B5,B6,B9,B12,C, D3,E,K, biotin, folic acid, choline, inositol, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, zinc, iron, manganese, copper, iodine, selenium.

    Analysis

    Protein 14%      
    Fat 4%      
    Crude Fibre 22%
    Neutral Detergent Fibre (NDF) 40%
    Starch (max)          10%
    Calcium  1.0%     
    Phosphorus 0.5%    
    Vitamin E 250mg/kg
    Total Oxalate 750mg/kg
    Metabolisable Energy (ruminant) 8.5MJ/kg

    Pack Sizes

    5kg & 20kg.

    Directions

    Feed Herbivore Pellets as a supplement to pasture, hay and browse. Feed rate will depend on species, size, energy requirements and quality of other foods consumed. Introduce pellets gradually into the diet to avoid sudden digestive upset. Water intake may increase when feeding pellets, so always ensure that fresh water is available.

    Feeding Guide

    1 metric cup = approx. 150 grams of pellets

    Body Weight
    (kg)
     Pellets
    (g/day)
    Body Weight
    (kg)
     Pellets
    (g/day)
    0.5 10 40 200
    1 15 50 250
    2 25 70 300
    3 30 100 400
    4 35  200  700
    5 40   300  900
    7 55  400  1200
    10 70  500  1400
    20 120  700  1800
    30 170  1000  2300

    Note: feed rates are based on pellets making up 20% of total energy intake.

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