Mazuri® Better Bug® Gut Loading Diets

Mazuri® Better Bug® Gut Loading Diet is formulated to optimize the nutritional content of crickets and other feeder insects. Feed to crickets or other feeder insects for 24-72 hours before offering to your insect-eating reptiles, birds and mammals. Offering Better Bug® to your insects improves their nutrient value, delivering optimized nutrients to your pet. The high level of calcium helps balance the calcium to phosphorous ratio; sources of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin A further enrich the nutrients of the bug. This diet is not intended for long-term maintenance or breeding of insects.

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

  • Contains high level of calcium - Helps balance calcium to phosphorus ratio.
  • Contains sources of omega-3 fatty acids - To help enrich diets of insect-eating animals.
  • Enriched with vitamin A and beta carotene
  • Palatable  - Readily eaten by crickets.

Product Form:  Meal

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SKU 1815514-717


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Every exotic animal deserves the right nutrition

Crude protein not less than       
Crude fat not less than
Crude fiber not more than
Moisture not more than
Ash not more than
Calcium not less than
Calcium not more than
Phosphorus not less than
Sodium not more than

Vitamin A not less than
Omega 3 fatty acids not less than
Carotene not less than


15,000 IU/kg
100 ppm

Calcium Carbonate, Fish Meal, Ground Corn, Fish Oil, Dehulled Soybean Meal Spirulina Algae Meal, Chicken Meal, Corn Protein Meal, Porcine Meat and Bone Meal, Salt Brewers Dried Yeast, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols Choline Chloride, Magnesium Oxide, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Vitamin C) Citric Acid (a Preservative), Calcium Pantothenate, d-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) Folic Acid, Riboflavin-5-Phosphate, Vitamin A Acetate, Thiamine Mononitrate Nicotinic Acid, Rosemary Extract, Zinc Oxide, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Carbonate Ferrous Carbonate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Sulfate Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Vitamin K), Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3) DL-Methionine, Zinc Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Biotin, Cobalt Carbonate, Sodium Selenite. 

  • Feed to crickets or other feeder insects for 24-72 hours before offering to your reptile.
  • No additional supplementation of insects is needed.
  • The use of Better Bug® Gut Loading Diet will enhance the total body nutrients of the feeder insect, resulting in optimized nutrition being delivered to your reptile.
  • Always provide a hydration source.
    • If offering liquid water, do so in a very shallow dish to prevent animal mortality.
  • Thoroughly wash feed and water bowls on a regular basis. It is always good practice to wash hands thoroughly after feeding and/or handling animals. This diet is not for human consumption.

Storage Conditions
For best results, reseal the bag between uses or store contents of open paper sack in container with sealing lid. Store in a cool (75°F/24°C or colder), dry (approximately 50% RH) location free from rodents and insects. Do not offer moldy or insect-infested feed to animals as it may result in illness, performance loss or death. Freezing will not harm the diet and may extend freshness. Use within 1 year of bag manufacturing or "Best if Used By" date. 

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