Insectivore Diet 5MK8 25 lb | Mazuri® Exotic Animal Nutrition

Mazuri® Insectivore Diet

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Mazuri® Insectivore Diet brown round pellet
Mazuri® Utility Bag with purple stripe and Mazuri® logo

Mazuri® Insectivore Diet

SKU 0050819

Mazuri® Insectivore Diet is a highly palatable insectivore food that simulates the high-protein, high-fiber diet of a wide range of insectivores, including mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. This diet may be used as a replacement for all or some of the insect component of the diet. Although gut loaded insects may be part of the insectivore diet, no supplementation is needed when using this insectivore diet, which contains taurine at levels that meet the recommendations for carnivores.

Best Fed To: Mazuri® Insectivore food is best for insectivorous reptiles such as Anoles, Basilisks, Bearded Dragons, Chameleons, Geckos and Water Dragons.

Price 39.99

Features and Benefits

  • Designed to be complete and balanced for insectivores - No supplementation necessary.
  • Highly fortified - May be fed with fruits, greens, etc.
  • Contains fish oil - Rich source of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Contains lecithin – Rich source of phospholipids.
  • Contains high fiber - Helps simulate the chitin component of the insectivore’s diet.
  • Contains pigments - For healthy feather pigmentation.
  • Contains taurine - At levels that meet recommendations for carnivores.
  • Highly palatable.
Product Form:  Extruded size:  1/8” round particle.

Product Size: 25 lb. net weight paper sack.    


Guaranteed Analysis

Crude protein not less than
Crude fat not less than
Crude fiber not more than
Moisture not more than
Ash not more than

Feeding Directions

  • Feed to insectivores at a rate of at least 50% of their daily dry matter intake. Feed intake will vary based on animal body size and life stage, level of activity and environmental temperature.
    1. Initially, soaking the extruded Mazuri® Insectivore Diet (5MK8/5MM3) in water (2 parts water:1 part dry diet) may help to transition animals that are used to soft/moist diets.
    2. After 1-2 weeks on soaked diet, move to 1 part water: 1 part dry diet, and 1-2 weeks later, offer dry diet.
      • If moistened, replace diet twice a day.
  • Prepared Mazuri® Insectivore Diet - Meal (5M2A) should be fed out as directed by your veterinarian. Never feed dry powder without first combining with water.
    1. Combine with hot water; adjust mixture to meet desired texture and need.
    2. Mix thoroughly with a spoon, fork or whisk until consistency is uniform, and administer as directed by your veterinarian.
  • If feeding live insects to the animal, ensure insects are gut loaded prior to feeding out.
This diet may contain excessive iron for species that are susceptible to iron storage disease like hornbills.

Storage Conditions
For best results, tightly affix lid on canister after removal of desired dosage or store contents of open bag in container with sealing lid. Store in a cool (75°F or colder), dry (approximately 50% RH) location. Freezing will not harm the diet and may extend freshness. Adhere to the “Best if used by” date or use within 1 year of bag manufacturing. 


Poultry By-Product Meal, Ground Soybean Hulls, Whole Wheat, Chicken Meal, Dried Beet Pulp, Ground Brown Rice, Dehulled Soybean Meal, Dried Egg Product, Ground Aspen, Poultry Fat Preserved with BHA, Porcine Animal Fat Preserved with BHA and Citric Acid, Natural Poultry Flavor, Powdered Cellulose, Dried Apple Pomace, Wheat Germ, Fish Meal, Shrimp Meal, Whey, Lecithin, Soybean Oil, Brewers Dried Yeast, Fish Oil, Phosphoric Acid, DL-Methionine, Taurine, Choline Chloride, LAscorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Stabilized Vitamin C), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Salt, Thiamine Mononitrate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K), D-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Form of Vitamin E), Cholecalciferol, Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols (Form of Vitamin E), Calcium Carbonate, Biotin, Inositol, Rosemary Extract, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Citric Acid, Riboflavin, Calcium Pantothenate, Nicotinic Acid, Canthaxanthin (color), Ferrous Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Copper Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganous Oxide, Ferrous Carbonate, Zinc Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Cobalt Carbonate.