To prevent boredom and loss of appetite, it is important that a varied diet is given to primates. Commercial primate diets, very often referred to as monkey biscuits, monkey chow, or primate biscuits, should be served daily. Commercial primate diets should be the most important item to be fed to captive primates (about 75% of their meal) since they’ve been designed to provide a complete meal while also cleaning their teeth and stimulate their gums. Primates shouldn’t just be served monkey biscuits because a menu like that would simply become too boring. We recommend that their diet should be supplemented with fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, lean meat, and eggs. Fresh water should of course be available to them at all times. Visit our Monkey Diet Tips section for more information.