Savage, A. (1995) Nutrition. In: Cotton top tamarin – Husbandry Manual. Savage, A. Ed., Roger Williams Park Zoo, Providence, Rhode Island
- Adult animals consume on average 152 kcal/g body weight (range 112-253kcal/g body weight).
- Lactating female’s caloric intake increases to 260 kcal/g body weight; thus, diets of lactating females should be adjusted to accommodate this increased energetic demand.
- Diets should address both the physical and psyc hological needs of the animals.