Wombaroo Insectivore Rearing Mix - 8.8 oz (250 g)



A balanced, high-protein diet for rearing or supplementing insectivorous and carnivorous birds such as magpies, ravens, birds of prey, seabirds, and more. These birds obtain energy from the high levels of protein in their diet, which may consist of insects, worms, spiders, small animals, or fish. Wombaroo’s Insectivore Rearing Mix has a very high protein content (52%) and replicates the makeup of an insect or whole prey diet, including amino acids and taurine. Made without any wheat, rice, or cereal fillers, the Insectivore Rearing Mix is low in carbohydrates and features essential nutrients like calcium for bone strength.


Henry’s is proud to partner with Wombaroo to provide a variety of high-quality milk and food replacers made in Australia. Wombaroo’s team of experts have worked since 1984 to develop scientifically-backed premium milk replacers and food for exotic animals. Wombaroo has developed several products specifically for zoos and captive breeding programs to support wildlife conservation projects around the world.

Feeding Guide

Prepared food may be refrigerated for a day or frozen for up to 2 weeks. Do not add extra vitamin, mineral or concentrated food supplements to these diets.

Meat Mix

  • Mix 10g (1 level scoop) of powder with 20g of minced meat or fish.

A little water may be necessary to moisten the preparation. Always use good quality meat as a base. Feed as a maintenance diet to magpies, ravens, kookaburras, frogmouths, raptors and seabirds.

Egg Mix

  • Mix 20g (2 level scoops) of powder with 1 large hard-boiled egg.

Mash the egg with a fork and then slowly add the powder to turn into a crumbly mass. Feed as a maintenance diet to small insectivores (e.g. wrens, robins), waders or to orphaned precocial chicks. Mix in live insects to encourage intake. Can also be used as a protein supplement for softbills, songbirds, breeding finches & parrots.

Moist Pellets

  • Mix 10g (1 level scoop) of powder with 12 mL of warm water.

Slowly add the water and mix to a putty-like consistency. Break small pieces from the prepared mix and roll into pellets for feeding. Extra water should be offered by mouth when feeding pellets. Use a rearing food for orphan magpies, ravens, kookaburras, or frogmouths.

Liquid Slurry

  • Add 10g (1 level scoop) of powder with 15 mL of warm water. 

Slowly add water and mix to make a slurry. Let the mix stand for 2 minutes to absorb all the water. If too thick, add more water and continue mixing. Feed at about 86F (30C) using a spoon or syringe and tube. Use as a force-feeding formula for sick birds or orphaned altricial chicks.

Raptors & Seabirds (Whole-body eaters)

  • Stuff 10g (1 level scoop) of powder per 100g of whole fish, rodent, or day old chick.

Cavities may be stuffed by preparing as a slurry and using a syringe.


Meat meal, fish meal, blood meal, whey protein, soy protein, vegetable oils, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, lysine, methionine, taurine, carotenoids, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, B12, C, D3, E, K, biotin, choline, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, zinc, iron, manganese, copper, iodine, selenium, 1g/kg Actigen® dried yeast prebiotic.


  • Protein 52%
  • Fat 12%
  • Ash 11%
  • Moisture 7%
  • Energy (ME) 16 MJ/kg

*Store in a cool, dry place.

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