ZOO Specialties Ratites

Different types of pellets are available for all types of ratites, both for young ratites, adult ratites and ratites used for breeding.

Recommended daily feed intake

For ratites starter pellets:
Young ostrich: 0,5-1 kg per animal per day
Young emu/ rhea/ cassowary: 0,25-0,5 kg per animal per day

For ratites maintenance pellets:
Ostrich: 1-2,5 kg per animal per day
Emu/ rhea/ cassowary: 0,75-1,25 kg per animal per day

For ratites breeder pellets: To be provided during the breeding period
Ostrich: 1,5-3 kg per animal per day
Emu/ rhea/ cassowary: 1,0-1,5 kg per animal per day

ZOO Specialties Ratites

Different types of pellets are available for all types of ratites, both for young ratites, adult ratites and ratites used for breeding.

Ratites starter pellets

Complete feed for young ratites like ostriches, emus, rheas and cassowaries. Intended to be used up to the age of 4-6 months.

  • A pressed 2,5 mm pellet

  • With an optimal level of protein and energy for a well balanced growth

  • Contains a balanced pattern of vitamins and minerals for good health

  • Contains calcium and phosphorus in easily digestible form and in the right proportion for proper development and growth of both skeleton and feet

  • Contains beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A



Available in: 20kg (Item number: 661720)

Ratites maintenance pellets

Complete feed for ratites like ostriches, emus, rheas and cassowaries. To feed to ostriches from 6 months of age, to emus and nandus from 4 months of age and outside the breeding season.

  • A pressed 4 mm pellet

  • Contains a balanced pattern of vitamins and minerals for good health

  • Contains moderate amounts of protein and energy



Available in: 20kg (Item number: 661920)

Ratites breeder pellets

Complete feed for ratites like ostriches, emus, rheas and cassowaries. To be used during the breeding season starting at least 6 weeks prior breeding. This feed may be fed up up to 50% of the daily feed intake on the basis of dry matter.

  • A pressed 4 mm pellet

  • Contains a balanced pattern of vitamins and minerals for good health

  • Contains a high amount of protein, energy and calcium for good reproduction

  • Provide seashells for extra calcium, depending on the level of egg production

  • Can be used during the moult period to speed up the development of a new set of feathers



Available in: 20kg (Item number: 662020)

Recommended daily feed intake

For ratites starter pellets:
Young ostrich: 0,5-1 kg per animal per day
Young emu/ rhea/ cassowary: 0,25-0,5 kg per animal per day

For ratites maintenance pellets:
Ostrich: 1-2,5 kg per animal per day
Emu/ rhea/ cassowary: 0,75-1,25 kg per animal per day

For ratites breeder pellets: To be provided during the breeding period
Ostrich: 1,5-3 kg per animal per day
Emu/ rhea/ cassowary: 1,0-1,5 kg per animal per day

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