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Mazuri Insectivore Diet Is A Diet Actually Made for Insectivores
Creating the ‘ideal insect’
Giant anteaters, Sudan plated lizards and pileated woodpeckers may seem like they have nothing in common, but they all share a common bond as members of a diverse group of animals called insectivores. Insectivores, those that thrive on insects in their natural habitat are found on every continent except Antarctica. Given the diversity of this animal group, developing balanced diets can be a challenge for zoo keepers and animal owners alike.
When Mazuri nutritionists and entomologists began researching and formulating a diet to help meet the unique needs of insect-eating animals, Mazuri Insectivore Diet was the result; by reverse engineering the food insectivores eat – the insects themselves. Through this process, Mazuri created, nutritionally speaking, the “ideal insect” in pelleted form. This research developed a high protein, moderately high fiber and moderately low-fat diet, perfect for insect-eating animals.
Shrinking polar ice caps and the future of polar bears frequently makes media headlines around the globe. Regardless of the ultimate cause of climate change, sea-ice habitat for polar bears has been reducing, which limits the time they can hunt their prey successfully. This decrease in food resource availability has shifted some research to be more nutrition based, allowing a better understanding of how to care for these magnificent animals.
Approximately two years ago, Mazuri began reformulating its polar bear diet by reducing the overall plant and starch content, while increasing protein and fat. This higher fish based, no soy, and no corn diet is ideal for managed caregivers looking to reduce the amount of plant matter in their polar bear’s diet. The new Mazuri Wild Carnivore Bear - Marine Based Diet may also be used with other bear species either seasonally or as part of their regular diet; particularly if they may benefit from a more marine/fish based diet.
To start, providing a balanced diet is important – a complete diet needs to provide all required nutrients to avoid deficiencies, but at the same time avoid providing excess nutrients. In the wild, 56 to 90 percent of waterfowls’ time is estimated to be spent foraging and feeding. Therefore, energy requirements are much higher in the wild than in captivity energy intake can become excessive.
Mazuri offers a series of waterfowl diets including a starter, maintenance, and a breeder diet - primarily designed for dabbling and omnivorous ducks. The feed was developed to float, so ducks can eat on the water as they would in the wild. The ability to eat on the water promotes leg health, especially for ducks which are not meant to wander on land.
It’s important to keep in mind, waterfowl diets available from Mazuri are designed for supplementation. They represent a base and allow you to add forage or leafy greens for herbivorous ducks or crustaceans for omnivorous ducks to build a complete feeding program. By using Mazuri waterfowl diets as a component of a comprehensive feeding program, you can optimize nutrition to meet the specific animal needs. Proper nutrition is vital for waterfowl, no matter the setting. Without it, animals can fall into poor fertility, weak eggshells, poor body condition, poor feather quality and compromised health. For more info & pricing fill our our order form above or go to the link. www.exoticpetfood.ca/birds&avain.html
How to help prevent disease in backyard flocks & pet birds
keeping wild birds out, storing and using feed and water in an enclosed environment to prevent contamination removing spills of feed and standing water as quickly as possible to avoid attracting wild birds and cleaning potentially contaminated equipment with disinfectant. #2 Clean
Viruses, parasites and bacteria can live in organic matter such as litter & soil. Eliminate the risk of disease spread by routinely and thoroughly cleaning everything they come in contact with. Always clean your hands, clothing and footwear before and after handling your birds.
#3 Spot the sign's
Call a veterinarian if you suspect your birds are sick.
#4 Limit exposure to visitors
People can spread bird diseases too. As a general rule do not let visitors access to your birds. If someone must handle your birds, make sure that their clothing, hands and footwear are clean.
#5 Quarantine new animals
Avoid introducing disease to your birds. New birds should be Quarantine and monitored for at least 30 days before entering your existing flock.
Note: This is just advice from our local agric workshop. Always talk with your Vet or local Agricultural Rep. For more info go to the: agric alberta
Carnivore Supplement Comparison
The chart below compares the differences between Mazuri Carnivore Supplement for Whole Prey with Mazuri Carnivore Supplement for Slab Meat.
58QB Carnivore Supplement for
58QC CarnivoreSupplementfor SlabMeat
Designed to complement whole prey containing bones
Designed to complement slab meat (no bones) Contains more calcium
Add at 0.5% of the wet weight of the whole prey
Add at 2% of the wet weight of the slab meat
Feeding animals whole prey
Feeding animals slab meat
Canadian Mouse man is now carrying Mazuri Tortoise Diets! in the Calgary area and need Tortoise diet check out Canadian Mouse Man.
Is Your Mini Pig’s Weight out of Whack? 3 Tips to Keep It in Check
A proactive approach to managing weight can keep your mini pig happy and healthy. It’s said that good things come in small packages. Perhaps that’s why mini pigs are making a comeback as one of today’s hottest pets.
Questions to ask before owning a mini pig
Before owning a mini pig, the questions you should ask yourself are similar to any other household pet. Do you know how long the pig will live? Do you know what environment it needs? As it gets older, can it go up your flights of stairs? What kind of food do you feed it?
The most common question Mazuri experts hear from mini pig owners is how to prevent their mini pig from becoming overweight. Fortunately, this is an easily preventable condition through proper nutrition and exercise.
Mini pig weight management
To keep your mini pig from tipping the scales, follow these three recommendations: Read More
The Periodic Table of Reptile Nutrition
5 elements for a complete and balanced reptile diet
Do you know how much calcium or protein is in a bug or rodent? Before you pop a pinkie mouse in the tank or corral the crickets, consider the essential elements of a reptile nutrition plan.
“Reptile diets should be both complete and balanced,” explains Eliza Trickett, regional sales manager with Mazuri. “Complete refers to all nutrients required for the species’ age and lifestyle, while balanced means all nutrients are available in the correct amount.”
Whether feeding a tortoise, turtle, iguana or lizard, keep these five elements of reptile nutrition top-of-mind: Read More
How to Prepare Mazuri Gel Diets
Mazuri Del Diets offer a unique way to provide complete nutrition and moisture in a highly palatable food item. Mazuri gel diets come in a wide array of formulations designed to fit the needs of virtually any feeding program. Making Mazuri gel diets is incredibly simple, and mixing directions can be modified to create a customized food item for any animal. Just follow the simple directions below to prepare the Mazuri gel that is right for your animal.What you’ll need: Kitchen scale for weighing Mazuri gel powder Measuring cup for measuring water Boiling or near-boiling water Spoon, whisk or fork Containers for mixing and storing Mazuri gel product
Say Hi to Canadian Lab Diets new mascot Maui the Leachianus gecko.Thank you Misty Riedel for the the wonderful name we pulled. also big thanks to Harmless Reptiles!
Rhacodactylus leachianus, commonly known as the New Caledonian giant gecko or Leach's giant gecko, It is a large species of gecko and comes from New Caledonia.
Oasis Fish & Reptiles now stocks Canadian Lab Diets reptile products. Looking to get Mazuri aquatic turtle, tortoise diets in St Albert check out Oasis Fish & Reptiles.
Address:6-8 Riel Drive
Leduc, AB Pet Valu now stock Canadian Lab Diets Mazuri products! Get your Ferret Diet, Rabbit Diet, Reptile, Parrot/Large Bird Diet all at Pet Valu Today! Pet Valu also carries an insectivore diet, suitable for hedgehogs, bearded dragons and other insectivore species, reptiles and bird species too. all products on this site may not be in stock, please call ahead to verify and to special order.
You can now get some of our products at Pisces Pets in Calgary,and G&E Pharmacy in Edmonton such as mini pig youth, adult, & elder, guinea pig, rabbits and chinchilla diets. Pisces & G&E also carries an insectivore pellet diet, suitable for hedgehogs, bearded dragons and other insectivore species, reptiles and bird species too. all products on this site may not be in stock, please call ahead to verify and to special order.
Check out Cobb's Adventure Park in Calgary with a wide variety of rides, games and activities guaranteed to provide entertainment for all ages, We are proud to supply them with the best Mazuri product & nutrition for wallabies!
Grizzly Bear Refuge Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden, BC
Meet Boo the bear. Boo was orphaned after his mom was illegally shot on the side of the road. He resides in a 20+acre enclosure at Grizzly Bear Refuge Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden, BC he loves his Mazuri and loves to see new people every day. Planing a trip to BC this year stop by and say hi to Boo. Kicking Horse
RockDoc Reptiles in Saskatoon now stocks Aspen Chip if your in the area and need chip or quality captive-bred Colubrids check out RockDoc's.
Canadian Lab Diets now has mail order in Canada, get your Mazuri products shipped right to you just fill in our order form on our home page or go to our Online Store! to get all your Pets Mazuri products!
We are a family owned and operated company founded in 2003 that supplies premium exotic animal feed and bedding to Canadians. Since 2003 we have been supplying zoos, veterinarians, breeders and people who really love their animals. We sell a range of exotic foods from Reptile diets, kangaroo, waterfowl, mini pigs and so much more.
All of our products are made with the highest quality ingredients and undergo rigorous testing to make sure we provide the most nutritional and highest quality product for our customers. Mazuri feed collaborates with exotic animal experts worldwide to develop and test new solutions in exotic animal diets. Here at Canadian Lab Diets we strive to please you through good customer service,quick delivery and high quality products and know that you will be happy that your animal is getting the most nutritional food and sterile bedding. We carry various types of premium animal bedding like our aspen chips, aspen shavings and bed-o-cobs. All of our bedding is heat treated to reduce bacteria and enhance absorption and are aspirated to reduce dust.
Canadian Lab Dietsoffers quality pet services with people who care and are passionate about your pet. We aim to leave you satisfied and confident that your pet is receiving the best attention possible. Our trained staff are friendly and knowledgeable and take pride in delivering personalized service and advice when it comes to you and your pets' needs. We would love to hear from you. For more information / feed back fill out our contact form.
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