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Kasper Faunafood has developed a special range of feeds for ZOO animals, called Zoo Specialties. When composing these feeds special attention has been paid to the diet of the animals in their natural habitat and the specific nutritional needs as described in scientific literature. This resulted in the development of feeds for each animal species with its unique nutritunal needs. The composition of the feeds is very diverse and guarantees building and maintaining a good condition.

Kasper Faunafood claims to market the best feeds for all kinds of animals, from mouse to elephant. Particularly the Zoo Specialties products meet up with this claim, as they provide special feeds for a broad range of animals. Within our team at Kasper Faunafood there is a lot of knowledge about specific nutritional demands. This knowledge is built up in the course of decades.

If you are interested, please contact us. There is much more to tell than this limited space allows us to do.

Product
art.nr.
Hobbyline
art.nr.
Package.
Composition
Primate diet GO 2 Glutenfree
250120
20 kg
Primate diet PT 1
251320
20 kg
Langur diet
252120
20 kg
Primate mix Folic Acid + B12
6934
400 gr
Primate mix Vit D3
6935
400 gr
Grazer pellets
630920
20 kg
Browser pellets 6 mm
631420
20 kg
Browser pellets 10 mm
632220
20 kg
Herbivore pellets plus
630820
20 kg
Alpaca pellets
632320
20 kg
Elephant pellets
631820
20 kg
Kangaroo pellets
281020
20 kg
Flamingo pellets maintenance
660120
20 kg
Flamingo floating maintenance
6161
15 kg
Flamingo floating breeding pellets
6167
15 kg
Cantazoo
6933
4 kg
Crane starter pellets
616420
20 kg
Crane maintenance pellets
616220
20 kg
Crane breeder pellets
616320
20 kg
Crane breeder pellets expanded
6168
15 kg
Walker / Ratites starter pellets
661720
20 kg
Walker / Ratites maintenance pellets
661920
20 kg
Walker / Ratites laying pellets
662020
20 kg
Carmix
2824
4 kg
282410
10 kg
Carnizoo
6931
4 kg
693110
10 kg

In many zoos and sea aquaria, the daily portion of fish that fish-eating animals get was first frozen. In fish that was frozen and then defrosted enzymes and oxidants that were active are associated with the decomposition of dead animals. This means the effectiveness of part of the supply of vitamins in the fish is lost. This can be easily compensated for and specifically targeted by adding Akwavit tablets behind the gills or into the mouth of the fish that are being used to feed the animals.

Where possible, feed the Akwavit products half an hour to one hour prior to the normal feeding time to enable better vitamin absorption.

The table below shows the recommended dose for the different kinds of fish-eating animals.

Body weight
Daily tablets*
Examples of animals in the given body-weight category
0 – 150 kg
1
> Juvenile seals and sea lions
> Adult female fur seals
> California sea lions
> Harbor seals
150 – 300 kg
2
> Adult bottle-nosed dolphins
> Grey seals
> Male fur seals
> Male California sea lions
> Female Steller sea lions
300 – 500 kg
3
> Juvenile walruses
> Adult male Steller sea lions
500 – 1000 kg
4
> Adult beluga whales
> Male Steller sea lions
> Female walruses
1000 – 1500 kg
5
> Adult male walruses
1500 – 2200 kg
6
> Adult orcas

The weight of juveniles will changes over time. Adult weight can vary due to their environment, stage of life and management. Tablet dosage should take account of this.
* for Akwavit Dolphins, Akwavit Pinnipeds and Akwavit Skarks, for Akwavit Fish-eating Animals double the dosage

The Akwavit range includes following products; all of them provide in the essential vitamin needs of the specific species.

Akwafit Fish-eating Animals
Feed supplement for fish-eating animals. Akwavit Fish-eating Animals is a daily supplement specially developed for various fisheating animals such as penguins, ibises, and pelicans. Akwavit Fish-eating Animals contains all the necessary vitamins and minerals in the proper proportions. Akwavit fish-eating Animals contains a limited amount of vitamin A and in addition beta-carotene as pro-vitamin A. Betacarotene is converted into Vitamin A as the animal requires.

High levels of thiamine help prevent thiamine deficiency. This is particularly important when feeding the animals dead fish, as decomposition enzymes are present that specifically target thiamine. Thiamine must be provided in the feed every day, as it compensates for any lack of the vitamin and so prevents any attack on the central nervous system.

The tablets have a dividing line, making it easy to provide a half dose.

Akwavit Dolphins
Feed supplement specially developed for dolphins. It contains a balanced level of vitamins and minerals. Currently it does not contain vitamin A. This is because research has shown that levels of vitamin A in the blood are naturally lower in the wild than in captivity. Vitamin E has been reduced to avoid any overdose. Thiamine vitamin B1 is likewise sufficient for lactating dolphins. In addition, it contains magnesium needed to develop healthy bones and to play its role in the muscular system and in the nervous system.

The tablets have a dividing line, making it easy to provide a half dose.

Akwavit Pinnipeds
Feed supplement specially developed for pinnipeds, such as seals, robs, sea lions and walruses. Akwavit Pinnipeds contains a balanced level of vitamins and minerals along with natural antioxidants. In the form of pro-vitamin A, it contains beta-carotine. This is then turned into vitamin A as the animal requires. High thiamine vitamin B1 content helps prevent thiamine deficiency.

Akwavit Pinnipeds contains various natural antioxidants: grapeseed extract, lutein, zeaxanthine and alpha lipids. These antioxidants are linked to various health aspects for finfooted animals and contribute towards making vitamin E and C more effective.

Current focus on health aspects includes:

  • UV-induced damage to lens and skin
  • Support for the wound-healing process and protection against adverse reactions to infection
  • Reduction in physical complaints due to the ageing process

The tablets have a dividing line, making it easy to provide a half dose.

Akwavit Shark
Feed supplement specially developed for elasmobranch fish-types such as sharks and rays. It contains a balanced level of vitamins and minerals. Akwavit Shark contains high amounts of iodine and vitamin C as well as chalk weed: a natural source of minerals that ensures the presence of an easily absorbable form of calcium. Akwavit Shark contains only limited amounts of vitamin A as well as beta-carotin in the form of pro-vitamin A. Beta-carotin is transformed into vitamin A as the animal requires.

The tablets have a dividing line, making it easy to provide a half dose.

Akwavit Basic Liquid
Feed supplement for fish-eating animals. Contains vitamin E as antioxidant to enhance resistance and health. Contains thiamine vitamine B1 to prevent thiamine deficiency. This is particularly important when feeding the animals dead fish, as decomposition enzymes are present that specifically target thiamine. Thiamine should be provided daily in the feed to prevent any shortfall and any subsequent attack on the central nervous system.

Akwavit Basic Liquid comes in the form of a fluid.

Product
art.no.
Contents
Composition
Info
Akwavit Fish-eating Animals
690206
200 tab. per box á 6 pcs.
Akwavit Dolphins
692506
100 tab. per box á 6 pcs.
Akwavit Pinnipeds
692006
100 tab. per box á 6 pcs.
Akwavit Shark
691506
100 tab. per box á 6 pcs.
Akwavit Basic Liquid
6911
1 liter
Akwavit Shark Liquid
691601
0,5 liter
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