Echidna Food

Complete food for echidna and other species that have a specialised diet of termites & ants.

Key Features

  • Nutritionally Balanced – Provides a full range of vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients in line with nutritional analysis of termites plus published nutrient guidelines for carnivores.
  • High in Fibre – Providing indigestible material to improve gut health and faecal consistency.
  • Formulated & Tested – In conjunction with Zoos & Wildlife Parks.

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Ingredients

Meat meal, soy & whey protein isolates, cellulose, processed cereals (wheat, rice), vegetable oils, omega-3 & 6 fatty acids, lysine, methionine, taurine, carotenoids, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, B12, C, D3 ,K, biotin, choline, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, zinc, iron, manganese, copper, iodine, selenium, 1g/kg Natuzyme® multi-enzyme, 1g/kg Actigen® dried yeast prebiotic.

Typical Analysis

Protein 30%
Fat 10%
Crude Fibre 20%
Ash 6%
Moisture 5%
Energy 14 MJ/kg

Pack Sizes

 5kg & 20kg.

Directions

Mix 40g of powder (approx. 5 scoops) with 120mL warm water to form a liquid slurry.

For captive echidna on an existing diet, transition on to Wombaroo Echidna Food by gradually replacing the old diet by 10-20% per day. For weaning hand-reared puggles, start by mixing small amounts of Echidna Food in with milk replacer. Over the next month, slowly increase the amount of Echidna Food, while decreasing the proportion of milk replacer until fully weaned.

Gut health of echidnas may benefit from the regular addition of termites and crushed termite mound to the diet. Prepare Echidna Food as per directions and mix with about 10% crushed termite mound and some live termites.

Maintenance Feed Guide

Feed rates are estimates only and may vary considerably between individuals. Weigh animals regularly and adjust feed amount to achieve a healthy body weight and condition. For breeding animals & growing juveniles requirements may be 2-4 times maintenance. For species other than echidna, adjust feed rates according to metabolic rate.