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
Omega 3 fatty acids not less than
Beta-Carotene not less than
100 ppm

Calcium carbonate, fish meal (menhaden), ground corn, dehulled soybean meal, fish oil preserved with tocopherols, spirulina algae meal (color), chicken meal, corn gluten meal, porcine meat and bone meal, salt, brewers dried yeast, pyridoxine hydrochloride, biotin, choline chloride, magnesium oxide, preserved with mixed tocopherols (form of vitamin E), l-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (stabilized vitamin C), rosemary extract, calcium pantothenate, d-alpha tocopheryl acetate (form of vitamin E), citric acid, folic acid, riboflavin supplement, vitamin a acetate, thiamine mononitrate, nicotinic acid, vitamin B12 supplement, zinc oxide, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K), cholecalciferol (form of vitamin D3), dl-methionine, manganous oxide, ferrous carbonate, copper sulfate, zinc sulfate, calcium iodate, cobalt carbonate, sodium selenite.

  • Feed to crickets or other feeder insects free-choice for 24-72 hours. No additional supplementation is needed.
  • When this diet is consumed, the total body calcium of feeder insects is increased, resulting in a higher level of calcium being delivered to reptiles and other animals that eat them.
  • Fresh water should be available to insects at all times.

CAUTION: This diet is designed to be offered short-term to enhance the nutritional value of feeder insects. This diet is not intended for use in breeding or raising insects. For breeding or raising insects, please use one of our insect diets, such as Mazuri® Cricket Diet or Mazuri® Cockroach diet.


Storage Conditions
For best results, after removal of desired dosage ensure polybag seal is fully closed, tightly affix lid on canister or store contents of open bag in container with sealing lid. Store in a cool (75°F or colder), dry (approximately 50% RH) location. Adhere to the “Best if used by” date or use within 1 year of printed lot code.

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