Baby Formula (for bottles) varies by age.
1 scoop of formula per every 2 ounces of water.
You may want to add a "dab" of one of the following,
yogurt (creamy), monkey cereal or Marmoset Protein Diet,
to make it more interesting. Some babies appreciate a
change, while others prefer the same, just like people.
A regular size baby bottle is great for mixing your formula. Always keep mixing bottle with formula refrigerated. The smaller nurser bottle that you can get from us is for feeding your baby monkey. Warm feeding bottle to a little warmer than body temperature, so that it's warm to the touch but not hot. Always clean your bottles thoroughly and put empty clean feeding bottles back in the refrigerator to keep bacteria away. Never keep mixed formula over 3 days.
If you have any questions reguarding feeding or diet please feel free to give us a call 615-631-9819.
The average amount consumed at each feeding is as follows:
|Birth to 2 weeks||.4 cc - 2 1/2 cc|
|Week 3 to 4||2 cc - 4 ½ cc|
|Week 5 to 12||4 cc - 7 cc|
|Weeks 12 and up||6 cc – 10cc|
|Age||Day Feeding||Night Feeding|
|Birth to 4 weeks||Every 2 hours||Every 2-4 hours|
|4 to 8 weeks||Every 3-4 hours||as needed if hungry|
|8 to 12 weeks||Every 5-6 hours||as needed if hungry|
|12 weeks and up||Every 5-6 hours||As needed if hungry|
All babies are different. Some will eat more or less. When your baby is full most of the time they will turn their heads so you know they are full. Never force feed your baby as it can cause your baby to spit up which could result in choking/aspirating. Contact us if you have any questions concerning feeding amount or schedule.
This is a diet for captive bred marmosets and not the diet a marmoset would have in its natural state. The following is from personal experience. We are not vets. These are some of the food choices that we offer our marmoset monkeys.
The following is a list of foods that you can feed your marmoset. Try not to feed the same foods 2 days in a row. Listed here are several choices to make it easier to plan your monkey's diet.The more variety of fruits, vegetables and protein you introduce to your marmoset from an early age the better. This list is not complete. You can feed them most of the healthier fruits, veggies and proteins you purchase for your own family. I chop them into hand size pieces. There are so many choices which makes it easy to find what they like. They will be healthier eating a wide variety. Remember most fruits are high in sugar.
Item below that are marked with an * and green can be purchaed here from our online store.
Protein Rich Foods
*Bug Blend (Crickets, Grasshoppers & Mealworms)
*Bugs & Berries
Chicken (Baked, Boiled Broiled, *Freeze Dried)
Fish (deboned , baked or broiled)
*Marmoset Canned Diet
*Marmoset Protein Diet
Nuts and Seeds
*Wax Worms, Mealworms & CalciWorms
Meats are not to be fried! Some options available in our store.
Broccoli (Spears & Sprouts)
Green Beans (Snap Beans)
Okra Peas (Green)
Squash (Butternut :)
Sweet Potato cooked (Yams)
Tomatoes (Green & Red)
Grapefruit (do not feed everyday)
Passion Fruit (purple)
Below is a list of dried treats that can be found here at our online store. We recommend that treats be fed out of your hand and not normally part of their daily diet. Marmosets love treats. However don't give too many so that they will still eat their regular diet.
*Apple & Oat Puff Sticks
*Banana Nut Pop
*Banana Strawberry Rings
*Banana Yogurt Treats
*Berry Good Mix
*Blueberry & Strawberry Yogurt Treat
*Blueberry Yogurt Treat
*Blueberry Yogurt Yummies
*Bugs & Berries
*Crunchy Carrot Cakes
*Freeze Dried Chicken
*Hugs N Kisses
*Mango Yogurt Treats
*Milk & Honey Yogurt
*Monkey Grab N Go
*Papaya & Mango Treats
*PB & J Trail Mix
*Pea & Carrot Snacks
*Peanut Butter Drops
*Peanut in the Shell
*Raisin & Carrot Cookies
*Salads To Go
*Strawberry Yogurt Dipped Raisins
*Strawberry Yogurt Treats
*Sugar Cane Sticks
*Sweet Tator Pies
*Tropical Fruit Snack Pack
*Tropical Fruit Treat
*Yogurt Variety Pack
Baby food (no onion powder)
Cream of Wheat
Nuts (Almond preferred)
* Sunflower Seeds (in small amounts)
Yogurt (Greek, Activia)
* Avoid *
Onion (Onion Powder)
Cats (cat scratch fever)
Avoid Kissing your monkey (harder than it sounds)
Letting Strangers Touch your monkey
Caffeine (soda, tea, etc
Refined -Added Sugars
Spices and Seasoning (Salt, Pepper, Etc.)
Pitts (avocado, cherry, peach, etc)
Anything that's been in your mouth
Toxic Plants (see list here online)
Anyone sick with a cold sore, pink eye, strep throat, mumps, measles, flu, common cold, virus
Other Pets Unsupervised
Aerosol Sprays in the same room
Below are a few examples of a daily menu that can be followed:
Our breakfast consist daily of Marmoset Protein Diet, Sprinkle of Vitamin D3 plus a taste of fruit on top.
Our lunch usually includes canned Marmoset Diet, Sprinkle of Vitamin D3, veggies, and touch of starch, insects or fruit.
Afternoon snack should be fed out of your hand to help bonding.
Snacks should not interfere with their regular diet.
Always provide fresh water (not tap)
These are just a few ideas but by no means the only foods that can be fed.
Remember introduce a variety of foods to your age appropriate monkey to ensure it has a healthy and varied diet.
Thin Apple Slice
|Fresh Butternut Squash|
|Mix of Granola,|
Mealworms, Baby Puffs,
|Tuesday||Scrambled or Hard Boiled Eggs|
Sprinkle with Mealworms
|Mix of Seeds and Nuts|
Whole Wheat Cheerios
Spoonful of Cottage Cheese
Blueberries on top
Mix of Pumpkin Spice