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. 

 
    PERCENTAGE IU/kg kcal/g DIA X LEN
DIET FORMULA CODE PROTEIN FAT ADF NDF C. Fiber STARCH SUGAR OMEGA 3 OMEGA 6 SODIUM VIT D VIT E ENERGY BISCUIT SIZE
PRIMATE LS 5M1G 21 6 22 33 18 7 6 1 2 0.15 4275 475 2.63 3/8" x 1 1/2"
5M1S 3/4" x 1 3/4"
PRIMATE GROWTH & REPRO 5MA1 20 6 10 19 8 29 6 0.5 2.5 0.35 3325 270 2.9 1" x 1 3/4"
PRIMATE MAINTENANCE 5MA2 15 7 12 23 10 29 13 0.5 2.6 0.33 3325 270 2.87 1" x 1 1/4"
PRIMATE HIGH FIBER STICKS 5MA3 18 7 17 30 15 20 1 0.5 2.7 0.34 3325 270 2.72 1/4" x 1 1/2"
PRIMATE BROWSE BISCUIT 5MA4 18 5 17 26 15 19 21 0.5 2 0.33 3325 270 2.67 1" x 2 1/2"
NEW WORLD PRIMATE 5MA5 23 19 5 13 4 26 9 0.4 3.3 0.4 8075 285 3.24 1/4" x 1"
LEAFEATER 5672 23 6 18 29 14 16 2 0.5 2.3 0.22 2850 195 2.69 1/4" x 1”
5M02 1" x 2 1/4"
MONKEY CRUNCH 5M29 20 6 3 10 2 29 25 0.5 2 0.35 4900 145 3.2 1" x 1 1/2"
PRIMATE BASIX 5NAA 20 7 13 22 10 25 8 0.5 2.7 0.25 6300 270 2.88 1" X 1 3/4"
NRC   15-22   15-May 30-Oct       0.5 2 0.2 2500 100    

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.