Choosing the Best Primate Diet

Choosing the correct biscuit will depend on the type of primate and health status of the animal. Diabetic animals will do best on a low starch and sugar diet (Primate LS), but other primates would also benefit from this higher fiber and low starch diet. Consult individual diet spec sheets for full nutrient profiles and feeding directions. 



Primates will generally consume 2 – 4% of their body weight per day on a dry matter basis. A rough estimate is to feed 50% of a primate’s diet as biscuits on a dry matter basis (35-40% biscuit and 60-65% produce/browse on a fresh weight basis); however, to determine the exact amount to feed, a nutritional analysis of their diet should be conducted.