Marmoset Food Staples
 
Try to keep them on a plant based diet with limited fruit and avoid processed foods wherever possible..  Here are some of the things you can add but always in moderation and bearing in mind the base of a healthy diet
 
Marmoset Powdered Diet
Marmoset Canned Food
Corn on the cob
Cooked oatmeal
Scrambled eggs/hard boiled eggs
Raw peanuts
Cooked yams/cooked sweet potatoes
Chopped broccoli
Eggplant
Banana
Papaya
Mango
Peaches
Chopped carrots
Apples
Cucumbers
Celery
Cheese in small ammounts
Cooked shrimp
Cooked chicken
Cole slaw mix dry with no mayo
Fruit rings
Raw string beans
Cottage cheese
Yogurt
Artificial crab
Cooked kale
Brown rice/ Quinoa
Sunflower seeds
Monkey biscuits
Granola type cereal (dry and only a little)
Beans of all type
Peas
Cooked fish
Spinach
Whole wheat bread
Strawberries
Cantaloupe
Watermelon (take seeds out)
Seedless Grapes but only a little–causes diarrhea
Insects/mealworms
Mixed fruit Gumivore-Fare which is a Acacia Gum based food (mine love this)
Pretzel occasionally (we give a gluten free type)
Marshmallows as treats

PLEASE LIMIT TREATS
“NO ONIONS OR CHOCOLATE….EVER!!!!”

Dangers

The monkeys can easily get metabolic problems such as diabetes and they are much more susceptible to it than humans.. When problems start, unlike humans they often can’t recover. We know of far too many monkeys dying from kidney failure due to this.. monkeys that the owner didn’t perceive as too overweight. Everyone we know has fallen for the “I just wanted to give them a treat, and it didn’t seem like much” trap and had to learn this lesson.. In an adult monkey – the size of their boobs ( under the arms ) can be a good indication of excess weight.

As a rule, stick to a vegetable diet with marmoset mix, canned or dried.. Some fruit ( small amount ) but vary it and only feed high carb foods like banana periodically. Avoid canned food with syrup and added sugars. Do not treat them with sugary treats, this is often where the problems start.. Overall quantity of food is important. We can advise you on diet.