Mazuri® Ratite Starter

Mazuri® Ratite Starter Diet is a complete ratite food designed to get newly hatched emus and ostriches off to a good start.

  • Contains high levels of added vitamin E and added selenium - Addresses deficiencies.
  • Contains vitamin C - Supports the immune system to address the effects of stress.
  • Contains soybean oil - Ensures that the requirement for linoleic acid is met.
  • Contains Saccharomyces cerevisiae - Designed to support bird health.
  • Contains vitamins and minerals known to be required by birds.
  • Natural preserved with mixed tocopherols.
Product Form:  Pellet:  5/32" short cut 

Product Size:   40 lb. net weight paper sack.

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SKU 0001480


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Every exotic animal deserves the right nutrition

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Crude fiber not more than
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Calcium not less than
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Ground Corn, Dehulled Soybean Meal, Wheat Middlings, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Dicalcium Phosphate, Ground Soybean Hulls, Cane Molasses, Calcium Carbonate, Soybean Oil, Fish Meal, Lignin Sulfonate, Salt, Yeast Culture, DL-Methionine, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, DL-Alpha-Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E), L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Vitamin C), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Vitamin K), Vitamin A Supplement, Folic Acid, Manganous Oxide, Zinc Oxide, Calcium Pantothenate, Choline Chloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Nicotinic Acid, Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, Copper Sulfate, Riboflavin Supplement, Ferrous Carbonate, Rosemary Extract, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Citric Acid (a Preservative), Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Cobalt Carbonate.

  • Emus - Feed to newly hatched emus until birds reach adult body weight. Feed free-choice or limit-feed to 75% of free-choice consumption depending on facilities and accessibility of chicks to facility.
  • Ostriches - Feed free-choice to newly hatched ostrich chicks until approximately 90 days of age or until they reach a bodyweight of 70 lbs., whichever comes first.
  • Grit - Use of grit may help in decreasing the incidence of impactions by strengthening the gizzard. Granite grit should be used. Do not use limestone as a source of grit. Grit can be made available to the birds as soon as they are hatched. Mix gritin with the feed (1.5% by weight, example: for every 98 grams of feed, mix in 2 grams of grit). Change the grit size as theanimals grow.
  • General recommendation for grit use:
    • Hatch to 3 weeks - 2/16" grit (starter size)
    • 4 to 7 weeks - 3/16" to 4/16" length, 2/16" width grit (grower size)
    • 8 to 16 weeks - 6/16" to 8/16" length, 4/16" width (developer size)
    • 16 weeks on - 10/16" to 14/16" length, 6/16" width (turkey size)

Average Feed Weights (note that average feed weights may vary due to method of measuring)


g of Diet

¼ cup


½ cup


1 cup


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 (75⁰F/24⁰C 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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