Mazuri Better Bug Gut Loading Feeder Insect Supplement, 8-oz bag

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About This Item

  • Balances the calcium-to-phosphorus ratio of an insect when your pet enjoys it.
  • No need for additional supplementation of insects.
  • Provides your best bud with omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Provides a healthy dose of vitamin A.
  • Free of artificial colors and flavors.


About Mazuri Exotic Animal Nutrition

For the Love of Exotic Pets

The team at Mazuri share a love and fascination for the world’s less-common creatures—exotic animals. They have spent decades mastering the art and science of exotic animal nutrition, with 30 years of experience helping pet owners and professionals provide the unique care these special pets need.

Bringing the Zoo to You

Mazuri started at the zoo, providing zoo professionals with food and nutritional products tailored to the unique animals in their care. They’ve expanded to bring their knowledge home to you, using the research and practice of PhD exotic animal nutritionists to create a range of species-appropriate pet foods. Support your exotic friends with nutritionally-complete foods created just for them.

The Mazuri Difference

Your pet is anything but average, so why should his food be? Mazuri works with zoos, universities and breeders to stay on the cutting edge of exotic animal nutrition. Every recipe is based on the latest research and precisely calibrated to deliver the balanced nutrition these special animals need.

Committed to Quality

Carefully chosen ingredients combine with the latest technology to provide nutrition you can rely on for your exotic pet.

A Diet Zoos Choose

Mazuri got its start feeding animals at the zoo, and now you can choose the expert diet zoos use, too!

Driven by Research

Nutritionists at Mazuri conduct ongoing research with zoos, universities and breeders to gain new insights into exotic animal nutrition.

About Mazuri

Mazuri means “good” in Swahili, and they believe that good nutrition comes out of good scientific curiosity. They’ve been making exotic pet foods since 1989, and whether your uncommon pet walks, crawls, flies or swims, Mazuri has a food made just for him. Every formula they make is artificial color-free, FSSC 2000-certified and manufactured in the USA according to strict FDA requirements.
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Questions & Answers

7 Customer Questions


I feed my young box turtles mealworms for treats. Is this suitable for gut loading worms that will be fed to turtles?
Answer by ChewyAug 03, 2021
This recipe is intended to be fed to insects only. It is not formulated to be fed to worms.

does this diet replace the need to dust the insects in calcium prior to feeding them to your gecko?
Answer by ChewyNov 10, 2021
No additional supplementation of insects is needed when giving this food. This cricket diet contains high levels of calcium, omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin A to enrich the diets of insect-eating reptiles, birds and mammals as part of a complete insectivore diet. This recipe has a calcium content of 9.00% maximum.

Would this work for trying to keep some rescued ladybugs alive in a terrarium?
Answer by ChewyNov 10, 2021
This diet is not intended for use in breeding or raising insects. 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. This food is best for insectivorous reptiles such as Anoles, Basilisks, Bearded Dragons, Chameleons, Geckos and Water Dragons.

Can I use this for the feeder insects I feed to my tarantula?
Answer by ChewyAug 16, 2021
This food is intended for crickets and feeder insects.


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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Twooz on Apr 18, 2020
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I actually like it!

I keep dubia roaches and mealworm farms for my leopard gecko. On occasion I also offer crickets. I was not sure about this food as you hear all the time that packaged diets are not necessary when you use fresh fruits and veg. However I live in the south and the humidity quickly molds everything, and mold will kill an entire roach colony fairly quickly so I wanted to try this. The roaches absolutely eat it and it produces a lot less frass than the fruit and veg, though I still offer carrots for moisture. I also have caught crickets eating it in the enclosure, which many reptile keepers advised me if you do not provide food for crickets, they will bite your gecko. The really nice thing about this is my gecko doesn't try to eat it, unlike the pea I watched him eat a couple of weeks ago (yikes) so i feel a lot better leaving this in the enclosure for crickets than peas!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Inga on Mar 23, 2020

Great for Gut-loading feeder insects

Our leopard gecko absolutely inhales live meal worms. Pre-feeding the worms Mazuri helps keep him healthy.