Macaques are omnivorous. Their diet includes fruit, berries, seeds, leaves, flowers, grass, herbs, shrubs, crops, insects, eggs, birds and rodents.
Recommended diet for macaque should consist of:
2-5% Hi Protein Treats
5-10% Foraging Foods (leaves, plants, stems and foraging foods)
15-20% Fresh Fruit & Vegetables
75-80% Commercial Old World Primate Diet
A varied diet is very important to avoid boredom and loss of appetite.
Fresh water every day at all times.
Give your monkeys commercial primate diet supplemented with :
- fresh fruit like apple, banana, pear, orange, mango, …
- fresh vegetables like carrots, tomato, cucumber, corn, onion,…
- cooked vegetables like potato
- apple sauce
- sunflower seeds
- brown bread
- insects like grasshoppers and mealworms
- Vitamin supplements