Mazuri Waterfowl Starter Duckling & Gosling Food

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About This Item

  • Nutritious food for young waterfowl.
  • Does not require any mixing or supplementation.
  • Crafted in a specially extruded form that is designed to float.
  • Formulated with high levels of protein from sustainably-sourced fishmeal.
  • Ideal for newly hatched ducklings, goslings and other adolescent wild birds.

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

8 Customer Questions

Does this have niacin in it?
Answer by ChewyJun 18, 2021
This food does not include niacin. For a complete list of ingredients, click the “Nutritional Info” tab, next to the “Description” tab, just under the product photos when viewed on a desk top. Click the "Nutritional Info" tab, next to the "Q&A" tab, towards the top bar above the product image when viewed on the app.

Hello, With this feed should I still use garlic brewers yeast? Also, this isn't a choking hazard for 2 day old ducklings?
Answer by ChewyJan 01, 2021
Feed ad libitum as the sole ration to newly hatched and adolescent birds during their period of fastest growth. If supplementation is desired, it should make up no more than 20% of the total dietary intake (as is basis).

Is this feed considered “non medicated”
Answer by ChewyJul 12, 2021
None of the Mazuri waterfowl diets are medicated.

Is this acceptable for cygnets?
Answer by ChewyMay 17, 2022
This food is formulated for newly hatched ducklings, goslings, and other waterfowl species, as well as adolescent birds. It is suitable for cygnets.

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27 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Marina on Apr 26, 2022

Cheaper then health problems

Yes, this food is very expensive compared to regular chick starter, or regular duck food from the farm store. You know what is more expensive then this food though? Sick and dying ducks. I’ve used chick starter and tried to supplement with brewers yeast and peas and still had weird symptoms of niacin deficiency. I’d spend extra time and money trying to nurse these ducklings back to health. Once I got my duckling back on track, I switched to this food and have had no problems. Ducklings need special food, don’t buy ducks if you don’t want to feed them what they need to thrive. This food has been a life changer, I wish it was cheaper, but it’s cheaper then health problems with my ducklings!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Kate on May 10, 2022

Won’t use anything else!

This starter food is hands down the best! Perfect size for the ducklings to eat. It floats so it can be used for enrichment also. Complete nutrition. Healthy ducklings. We ended up switching over our entire flock to eat solely Mazuri Diet because they were wasting so much of another brand of duck food. It’s worth the price and we end up saving money in the long run!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Duckwhisperer on Mar 5, 2022

Simply the best

Years of experience have convinced me that Mazuri animal feed is the best way to provide nutritious, healthy food for wild and domesticated animals. I won't use any other product for my wildlife.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Dixie on Oct 28, 2021

Tiny Like Bird Seed . . . .

Usually I buy Mazuri Waterfowl Maintenance for ducks and geese that are not captive. They come and go as they please. That feed is about the size of a small-sized dry cat food. Hence, I was surprised to see this starter feed was so much smaller. It's only a little bigger than milo. It floats, though, and is a good feed to pair with bird seed that floats, such as millet and oil sunflower. Yes, it has more protein than adult waterfowl need, but that's not an issue with non-captive birds. This is only part of their diet on any given day, if they show up at all. The reason I got it, instead of maintenance feed, is because it comes in 25-pound bags, and is easier to lift than the 50-pound bags the maintenance comes in. In fact, I can't even lift 50 pounds any longer, but must divide up such a large bag to move the feed.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By enro on Oct 22, 2021

The best duck food

For those complaining about it being an unlabeled bag and not specific duck food, many large feed bags (like those for livestock and poultry) are nondescript with tags like these that describe what the product is. That's the case with lots of Mazuri products. This is one of the best duck foods out there, I use it for my own ducks as well as the ducks at the wildlife rehab center where I work.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Waddleoninn on Oct 16, 2021

Best for babies

I run a waterfowl rescue and although pricey, this is the ONLY food I will feed to baby ducks, geese or swans. I've used it for years and all grow wonderful and healthy with it. I even require all adopters of babies to feed this. No guessing on niacin or b vitamins. I do however cut protein a bit since it's but on high side

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Jessica on Aug 2, 2021

Honest Review

I ordered this food for 2 day old muscovy ducklings. I know the brand is reputable, so I’m sure the quality of the food is good - they are doubling in size every couple of days. Downside - the babies couldn’t eat the small hard round pellets, I’ve had to soak the food for 10-15 minutes and make a gruel in the blender for them to be able to eat it. They are a week old now, we quit making a gruel but still soak the pellets so they can eat them. This isn’t a huge deal to me, but if you don’t have the time or energy, you might go with a crumble style food instead.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By cjay on Sep 14, 2021


The bag is completely blank and says nothing about ducklings and goslings, just general purpose "exotic animal nutrition". Looks like it's for every animal, not a specialized waterfowl starter feed as it leads you to believe.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Incorrect on Sep 17, 2021

Recommended for exotic animals and says NOTHING about starter and grower feed.

Replaced the order and received the wrong feed AGAIN barely mentions ducklings....its recommended for sharks,alpacas,and all kinds of exotic zoo animals....says waterfowl but not starter for ducklings.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Michelle on Jun 20, 2021

Best food for waterfowl

I know the price is steap versus chick starter however ducks and geese require extra nutrition especially niacin as they grow to avoid bone disorders/growth issues. This is the only food that has it all in one. This is the easiest way to get their complete diet in addition to grass of course. Chewy was fast and auto ship saved money.