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Diet
The main part of a kinkajous diet is fresh fruits and vegetables.

We feed in the evening so fruits and veggies are fresh when the kinks get up.

The following items are safe to feed kinkajous:

Fruits: apples, apricots, bananas, cherries, figs, grapes, kiwi, mango, melons, papaya, peaches, pears, pineapple, plums, oranges, and tangerines, etc.

Vegetables: artichokes, brussels sprouts, carrots, corn on the cob, romaine lettuce, sugar snap peas, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, etc.

Other Foods: cooked oatmeal, broiled chicken, hard boiled eggs (peeled), yogurt (good to feed this at least once a week), freeze dried grasshoppers.

Animal Foods: *dry dog food, monkey crunch biscuits, new world primate biscuits, or leaf-eater biscuits.

Treats: marshmallows, raisins, dried plums, honey, juice, fruit nectar, fig newtons, wheat bread.

Just keep in mind these are treats, not part of a good diet and as such should be fed in moderation.

* The hard dry food not only helps to supply extra vitamins and protein, but is also very good to help clean their teeth and when they are only eating the soft fruits their teeth get very brown and dirty. The dry food cleans teeth and exercises the gums.

Avoid: Avocadoes, strawberries, citrus fruit, chocolate, caffeine, and alcohol.

Note: Once they are weaned off the formula, kinkajous also should not be fed dairy products other than yogurt, as kinkajous are lactose intolerant, and dairy products can make them very sick.