Marmoset Monkey Food List & Feeding Guide


Marmosets (Callithrix jacchus) are New World monkeys. They had their beginnings in the tropical forest that stretches along Brazil’s northeastern coast. Marmosets are very little monkeys that have rather lengthy tails for their size. Both males and females are around the same size, with men being somewhat bigger than women. They have a body length of around 7 inches and weigh between 10 and 16 ounces. The marmoset’s coat is multicolored, with patches of brown, gray, and yellow fur interspersed throughout. The tufts on the ears of common marmosets are white, whereas the tufts on the ears of penicillata marmosets are black, and Geoffrey marmosets have primarily white fur around their cheeks. A marmoset’s face features a white blaze on the forehead and a black stripe that runs across the region of the nose. Infants’ coats are characterized by the absence of ear tufts and the presence of gray fur over the head and the neck. The majority of marmosets’ fingers are equipped with nails that resemble claws. The nails of their big toes are the only ones that are flat. They are able to hang upside down from trees and make vertical leaps between them, in addition to running over the branches.

It’s well knowledge that marmosets eat gum for food. In order to get to the gum, they bite holes in the trees using their pointed teeth. They devote one-third of their time in the wild to undertaking this activity. In addition to the fact that “it will keep them occupied for a while,” it is also a source of energy and many minerals, including calcium. It is well knowledge that other species, such as tamarins, like the taste of Arabic gum.

Primate Vitamins, 15 tablets, enough for one month’s supply (one-half tablet every other day).

Primate Vits are specially made to meet the typical daily vitamin requirements of non-human primates, such as monkeys and apes. Removes the need for additional servings of fruits and vegetables in the diet.

Every Tablet Contains the Following:

Nutrients

  • Vitamin A ………………………………………… 2,995 IU
  • Vitamin D3 ………………………………………. 295.0 IU
  • Vitamin E …………………………………………….. 30 IU
  • Vitamin K …………………………………………..25 mcg
  • Vitamin C …………………………………………… 60 mg
  • Thiamin …………………………………………….. 1.5 mg
  • Riboflavin ………………………………………….. 1.7 mg
  • Niacin ……………………………………………….. 20 mg
  • Vitamin B6 …………………………………………… 2 mg
  • Pantothenic Acid ………………………………… 10 mg
  • Folic Acid ……………………………………….. 200 mcg
  • Biotin…………………………………………………30 mcg
  • Vitamin B12 ……………………………………. 0.00 mcg

Ingredients

The following are the ingredients: water, cracked wheat, soybean meal, sugar, and cracked wheat Egg product that has been dried, vegetable oil that has been preserved with mixed tocopherols, brewer’s rice, and In addition to tricalcium phosphate, Dried alfalfa meal, Salt, Vitamins (a supplement containing vitamin E, niacin, calcium pantothenate, vitamin a, biotin, riboflavin, vitamin d3, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, thiamine mononitrate, and vitamin d3) Vitamin D3 supplement, Vitamin B12 supplement, Menadione sodium bisulfite complex (which is a source of vitamin K), Choline chloride, and Folic acid Zinc oxide, copper sulfate, manganous oxide, sodium selenite, calcium iodate, and rosemary extract are the minerals that are included in this product.

  • Jelly of the Marmoset, feeding method 1

There are two different approaches that you may use when feeding the jelly to your marmosets.
Make a paste by combining one heaping teaspoon of jelly with one tablespoon of boiling water in a small cup. Place this paste onto a plastic flat plate, such as the lid of your live food container, and then flatten it out to the thickness of a biscuit. After that, place it in the refrigerator for one hour.

Until it has hardened to the point where you can now peel it off like a piece of rubber and feed it in little pieces cut from it.

We have discovered that ours do not like it this way. Do not get rid of the pieces; rather, put them back where they came from and add boiling water to them until they are dissolved.

  • Jelly of the Marmoset, feeding method 2

All of our marmosets are given their food in this manner. Mix with hot water until it has fully dissolved into liquid and then pour the liquid over the individual’s porridge, such as Quaker. So easy; you can get this at almost any grocery store or convenience store; just add boiling water. If you use Not Milk and stir the mixture until it is somewhat liquid, then let it cool, the porridge will become more solid. In their oatmeal, milk should not be used; just water should be used since milk goes bad after a day.

This may either be left out until all of it is consumed, taken with you, stored in the refrigerator, and then reheated in the microwave and given back to the person until it is gone. You don’t need to add jelly into the oatmeal every day, but you should do it anywhere from twice to three times a week if you’re an adult. Feed every other day for newborns.

  • Marmoset Gum feeding & mixing

Add a heaping spoonful to boiling water until the mixture resembles pancake mix. a single to a half of a teaspoon of hot water; take care not to add too much water since it will make the mixture too liquid; the consistency should be similar to syrup. You can put this in a tiny dish or place it into holes in the branches in their closing, you can also feed it to them from a stick for them to lick it of any method that is appropriate for you and the marmosets. This should be administered once or twice each week.

  • Marmoset\Tamarin Cake.

Make as though creating a biscuit. Put onto the plastic top, then place in the refrigerator; later, cut into tiny strips and feed. Wrap what isn’t being used in cling film and store it in the refrigerator to keep the texture soft. Keep for no more than a week at the most. You may eat whenever and however you choose.

  • Marmoset Pellets/Rings

You may give your marmoset pellets and rings as often as you desire; together, they should make up 20 percent of their diet. In a container, we combine rings and pellets with dried raisins or mixed fruit, a variety of nuts such as peanuts, etc., and sunflower seeds. Because your marmosets will need to gnaw off the rings, we occasionally strung some of them down a length of wire or string for them to play with. This will give them something to do.

***Important Tips: After the bottle of oily vitamin D3 has been opened, it should be kept in the refrigerator.

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