What to Feed your Marmoset Monkey

As your furry marmoset monkey grows, it will eventually need more nutrition than the typical formula for baby monkeys. When feeding your pet, make sure to keep it on a rotating schedule so it doesn’t get bored with the same food over and over again. Read on to know the foods you could serve your marmoset every day.

Fruits and Vegetables

It’s important for your monkey to get a lot of nutrients, especially vitamins and minerals, so you should never remove fruits and vegetables from its diet. Mangoes, papaya, banana, tomato, grapes, carrots, cauliflower, lettuce, cucumber, and onions are just a few of the many choices you have when it comes to your monkey’s daily dose of vitamins.


Just like humans, your marmoset’s body thrives on carbohydrates, so it’s important to make sure that it gets just the right amount. You can give it cereals, but make sure they’re not too starchy or sugary. Otherwise, you can also opt to give it steamed rice instead.


One thing to remember when giving your pet monkey chunks of meat and other protein sources: they should be cooked. You can boil or steam chicken, turkey, and fish, or maybe some hard-boiled eggs. Protein helps your marmoset develop and grow, so you should never skimp on them. Also, don’t give your monkey processed meats, as the preservatives in them can be harmful to your monkey.


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