Cotton Top Tamarin Nutrition


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.
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